How to watch the 2020 AFL Draft live and free in Australia

Posted: 9 December 2020 2:42 pm
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Who's set to go first in the 2020 AFL Draft? Where is your team selecting? How can you watch? Find out all of the details here.

SUMMARY: The AFL Draft is available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports or the AFL website. Unless you're already a Foxtel or AFL Live customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

With Richmond's grand final win well and truly in the rear-view mirror, the AFL is firmly fixated on its annual draft extravaganza. For months passionate fans have been poring over prospect bios and phantom drafts as they dream of their club landing the next big thing.

As has become the norm, pick trading between clubs has been fast and furious, shaking up the draft board. You can expect plenty more of that on draft night as clubs' brains trusts try to balance pressing needs with long-term planning.

When is the 2020 AFL Draft?

The 2020 national draft will start at 7pm AEDT on Wednesday 9 December. The 2020 rookie and pre-season draft will then be held at 12pm AEDT on Thursday 10 December.

The draft was to be held at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium but because of COVID-19 it will now be run virtually. That process will happen through the AFL's review centre at RMIT University, with clubs making their picks online.

How to watch the 2020 AFL Draft

The AFL Draft is being shown on Fox Footy, which means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are all options. It is also being streamed on the AFL website. We break down all the details below.

Stream Kayo Sports for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream new sports content daily plus 15,000+ hours of on-demand archives.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

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Watch the 2020 AFL Draft on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports has over 50 sports and can more than satisfy your needs, with every single AFL game live and in HD throughout the regular season.

The streaming platform is built on a range of special viewing features. While they won't apply as much to the AFL Draft, they'll be handy for you to play around with during your 14-day free trial period.

SplitView allows users to watch up to four sports or shows at once. Then there's Interactive Stats designed to give you a better insight into the game. Kayo Minis are condensed matches and a Key Moments timeline lets you skip ahead to the best bits such as goals or big tackles.

Once you've had your free trial you can continue on at $25 a month to watch on two streams at once or for three simultaneous streams it's $35 a month. If you decide the service isn't for you, then simply cancel before the trial expires.

Kayo is compatible with plenty of devices including iOS and Android devices, Mac and PC, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Chromecast. For further information see our full Kayo Sports review.

Live stream the 2020 AFL Draft on Foxtel Now

To access Foxtel Now, the pay TV service's streaming platform, you have to combine the base Essentials pack at $25 a month with the Sport pack at $29 a month, meaning you're paying $54 a month in total.

New customers are at least offered a 10-day free trial. Foxtel Now is compatible with the Foxtel Now box, iOS and Android devices, Android TV, Telstra TV, Playstation 4, Chromecast, Airplay, PC and Mac.

Stream the AFL Draft on afl.com.au

Another option for following the action is via the AFL's official website. For access, you need to subscribe to the AFL Live official app via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

It costs $4.99 a week, $16.99 a month or $99.99 for an annual pass. There is a 14-day free trial for new customers and you can cancel your subscription any time during the free trial period.

2020 AFL Draft preview

The Adelaide Crows hold the first pick in the draft following a dreadful season which resulted in their first ever wooden spoon. Key forward Jamarra Ugle-Hagan is widely considered as the draft class' best prospect, yet he is unlikely to end up in South Australia.

Confused? The fly in the ointment for the Crows is that Ugle-Hagan is tied to the Western Bulldogs as their academy player, which means they can match any bid for him. Assuming that happens, Adelaide are expected to pick from key forward Logan McDonald, midfielder/forward Elijah Hollands and key forward/ruckman Riley Thilthorpe.

The other big storyline to watch is what Essendon do in the first round. After a flurry of trades, the Bombers now hold three of the top eight picks with which to replenish their roster.

There are eight rounds in full in this year's draft, but many selections are often passed over by clubs. All up, a total of around 50 to 60 players are tipped to have their names read out. We have broken down the first two rounds in order below, including any traded picks.

2020 AFL Draft

Round 1 draft order

    1. Adelaide
    2. North Melbourne
    3. Sydney
    4. Hawthorn
    5. Gold Coast
    6. Essendon
    7. Essendon (compensation pick for losing free agent Joe Daniher)
    8. Essendon (received from Carlton as part of Adam Saad trade)
    9. Adelaide (received from GWS in 2019)
    10. GWS (compensation pick for losing free agent Zac Williams)
    11. North Melbourne (received from Melbourne in 2019)
    12. Fremantle
    13. GWS (received from Geelong as part of Jeremy Cameron trade; mid-round concession pick received from Gold Coast in 2019)
    14. Collingwood (received from Western Bulldogs as part of Adam Treloar trade)
    15. GWS (received from Geelong as part of Jeremy Cameron trade; received from West Coast in 2019)
    16. Collingwood
    17. Richmond (received from St Kilda as part of Jack Higgins trade)
    18. Melbourne (received from Brisbane as part of a pick swap)
    19. Melbourne (received from Brisbane as part of a pick swap; originally received from Port Adelaide in 2019)
    20. GWS (received from Geelong as part of Jeremy Cameron trade)
    21. St Kilda (received from Richmond as part of Jack Higgins trade)

    Round 2 draft order

    1. Adelaide
    2. Adelaide (compensation pick for losing free agent Brad Crouch)
    3. Hawthorn (received from North Melbourne in 2019)
    4. Brisbane (received from Melbourne as part of a pick swap; received from Sydney in a pick swap)
    5. GWS (received from Western Bulldogs in a pick swap; received from Collingwood as part of Adam Treloar deal; received from North Melbourne as part of Jaidyn Stephenson trade; received from Melbourne as part of Ben Brown trade; originally received from Hawthorn in 2019)
    6. Geelong (received from Gold Coast as part of a pick swap)
    7. Melbourne (received from North Melbourne as part of Ben Brown trade; received from Essendon in 2019)
    8. Western Bulldogs (received from GWS in a pick swap; received from Essendon as part of Jye Caldwell trade; originally received from Port Adelaide as part of Orazio Fantasia trade; received from Fremantle in 2019)
    9. North Melbourne (received from Geelong for Shaun Higgins; originally received from Carlton as part of Lachie Fogarty trade)
    10. Carlton (received from Sydney in a pick swap; received from Melbourne in a pick swap; received from GWS for Braydon Preuss; originally a compensation pick for losing free agent Aidan Corr)
    11. Fremantle (received from Melbourne in 2019)
    12. Western Bulldogs (received from Collingwood as part of Adam Treloar deal; received from North Melbourne as part of Jaidyn Stephenson trade; received from Melbourne as part of Ben Brown trade; received from Adelaide in a pick swap; originally received from the Western Bulldogs in 2019)
    13. Sydney (received from West Coast as part of Tom Hickey trade)
    14. Port Adelaide (tied to Collingwood, on-traded by Brisbane in 2019)
    15. Richmond (tied to St Kilda, on-traded by Collingwood, Fremantle in 2019)
    16. Sydney (received from Gold Coast in a pick swap; received from Brisbane in 2019)
    17. Carlton (received from Geelong as part of Lachie Fogarty trade)
    18. North Melbourne (received from Collingwood as part of Jaidyn Stephenson trade; received from Richmond in 2019)
    19. Adelaide (compensation pick for losing free agent Rory Atkins)

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