Unrestricted Free Agent Harley Bennell [parted ways with Fremantle, delisted free agent]

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From everything that I've seen and read he doesn't have to nominate and even the AFL website report agrees.



The fact that he's agreed to train with Melbourne further pushes this or else what's the point of announcing it? Would be quite strange that he's agreed to start training with Melbourne in December.
Bear in mind with the mid season draft a player is not eligible for it unless he nominated for a draft the year before..the question would be whether the SSP has the same rule..only the afl would know for sure.
 

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He has to nominate for at least the PSD and rookie drafts doesnt he? or under the rules he isnt eligible for the SSP as he was never in the draft pool.
Nope . It is complicated, but now he is ours to list or say no thanks to. But from 1 Dec he will be paid to train with us until we pick him up around Feb. If he had have kept his options open the he would have to put himself in the draft. It's an odd system, but the basic thing is he is ours to take or discard.
 

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Because i thought the SSP only applied to players who nominated for a draft in the last 2 years. Bennell didnt nominate last year so he would have to nominate this year though i could be wrong. That article doesnt really tell us one way or the other.
I thought the same, but someone pointed out that players last year were withdrawing from the draft so they could be SSP selections. Ie Brooksby, Wagner and Weller.

 

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He has to nominate for at least the PSD and rookie drafts doesnt he? or under the rules he isnt eligible for the SSP as he was never in the draft pool.
Delisted players from the previous 2 years do not have to.
Players never been on an AFL list must be overlooked from the national draft.
 

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But those players had nominated for the draft the year before so maybe you can only bypass the draft if you have done that? Only the afl knows really though.
Weller was a listed player at st kilda. Did you read the article?

"Players who were previously listed and then cut or who have spent a year out of the AFL since retirement or delisting themselves no longer have to enter the draft to find their way to a new club."
 

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