With the first-ever Major League Footy Winter Draft coming Friday, November 11, squad captains from the circuit’s six drafting clubs are preparing to make their 2016-17 winter season selections.
A seventh side, the Florida Redbacks, have a historical protected list and will not draft.
With all eligible players from the Tampa Bay ARFC co-ed player list available for selection, each side will make up to 7 selections, with 10 minutes ‘on the clock’ for each squad. Draft picks can be traded (for additional selections) during the draft.
A supplemental list of players eligible for games but not draft-eligible due to availability, injuries, etc., will be made available to each captain. Each side is able to be assigned a draft-ineligible player. However, on selecting a player from the supplemental list, said side must surrender a drafted player back to the common ‘waiver pool’.
The draft will take place in St. Petersburg, Florida and will administered (online) by St. Petersburg Swans (Tampa Bay ARFC) List Manager Jake Keglor. Keglor will also serve as the 2016-17 Captain of the Swans’ Winter squad.
Other Captains for the 2016-17 Major League Footy season are:
CLEARWATER: Dionne Jones
ORLANDO: Basil Benjamin, Jr.
FLORIDA: CJ Morton
SUNCOAST SUNS: Kenneth Scheidt
STARFISH FC: Gregory Bray
PASCO BLACK DOG FC: Jason Kofender