<p>The 2010 AFL Draft consists of four opportunities for player acquisitions during the 2010/11 Australian Football League off-season. These are the Trade Week; held between (5 October and 12 October), the National Draft; held on the (18 November), the Pre-Season Draft (7 December) and the Rookie Draft (also held on 7 December).
This is the first national draft to feature the Gold Coast, ahead of their AFL debut season in 2011. Greater Western Sydney, who will join the league in 2012, will take part only in the Rookie draft.
The Gold Coast Football Club was to join the AFL in 2011, and was provided with several draft concessions, including additional draft selections, early access to recruit 17-year-old players, and access to uncontracted and previously listed players in this offseason. These concessions were similar to those provided to the Greater Western Sydney Football Club in the following season.
Gold Coast was permitted to recruit the following players directly, without the need for any draft:
Then, in the drafts, Gold Coast had the following selections:
Gold Coast began with an expanded list size of up to forty-eight senior players and nine rookies, to be gradually reduced to</p>