Corey Ellis in action during a Gold Coast training session in May, 2020. Picture: Getty Images

FORMER first-round draft pick Corey Ellis has been delisted by Gold Coast, amid seven cuts announced by the club on Thursday morning. 

It comes after the retirements of George Horlin-Smith and Anthony Miles.

Ellis, Josh Schoenfeld, Mitch Riordan, Sam Fletcher and Gold Coast Academy graduates Jesse Joyce, Jacob Dawson and Jacob Heron have all been delisted.


For Ellis, it spells the end of a second club, following his move from Richmond two years ago.

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In all he has played 31 games – four for the Suns last year - across six seasons after the Tigers took him with the 12th pick overall in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.

Joyce is the most experienced player to have parted ways, playing 64 games in five seasons.


The back-pocket played the opening round in 2020 and was not seen again, though.

Schoenfeld (15 games), Heron (13) and Dawson (nine) all have senior experience, while supplemental selection period signing Fletcher and mid-season draftee Riordan were uncapped.

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Gold Coast has the biggest list in the competition with 51 players and has now made 10 changes, including the retirements of Pearce Hanley, Horlin-Smith and Miles.