THE AFL OFF-SEASON has officially begun, following Saturday night’s Grand Final at The Gabba.

And while it’s time for the Melbourne players to enjoy a break after a taxing three months on the road, there is still plenty happening within the AFL industry.

From the Trade Period to the Draft, and the return to training as well, the club will have its hands full preparing for the 2021 season.

As for the Demons’ AFLW side, they’ve already begun their voluntary ‘pre-pre-season’, as they cast their eyes forward to an expected Round 1 in February.

Take a look at all the key off-season dates below:

AFL Calendar

Free Agency Period: October 30 – November 6

Trade Period: November 4 – 12

AFLW Official return to the club: November 4

First List Lodgement: November 20

Second List Lodgement: November 27

2020 National Draft and Rookie Draft: December 9

First-to-four-year players return to training: December 7 – 18

Final List Lodgement: TBC – expected mid-December

Main group returns to training: January 6