Delisted free agency has emerged as another avenue for clubs to add to their list over the off-season, with the contemporary recruitment mechanism paying dividends for a number of sides over recent years.

Geelong's stellar signing of All-Australian forward Tyson Stengle is a prime example of turning a cheap purchase into a key cog, with the former Richmond and Adelaide livewire going on to boot 50 goals in his first season at Kardinia Park to claim his maiden premiership after a year out of the system.

A total of 77 players have been delisted so far this off-season, giving AFL clubs much to consider over the coming weeks as the signing window commences.

Delisted free agency will open on Wednesday for one week before the period opens again from 9:00am-5:00pm (AEDT) on November 10. The period will again recommence at the completion of the National Draft on November 21.

Clubs will use the draft mechanisms and the pre-season Supplemental Selection Period to also consider recently discarded players.

Here, we've matched up ten available players with a new AFL club for 2024, taking into consideration their position, age and home states.


1. Brodie McLaughlin


McLaughlin enjoyed a breakout year at VFL level in 2023, taking out the Jim 'Frosty' Miller Medal as the leading goalkicker in the competition.

The 25-year-old booted 55 goals this year to help the Suns claim their maiden piece of silverware with a grand final win over Werribee, however an AFL debut wouldn't arise in his ten months with the club.

The medium-sized forward could slot into a Hawks front third that is undergoing changes of its own, having parted with Brandon Ryan and Jacob Koschitzke to bring in Mabior Chol and Jack Gunston to support spearhead Mitch Lewis.

McLaughlin is equally damaging in the air as he is at ground level and could be a suitable pickup to complement Sam Mitchell's current attacking pack.