Suns pinch Lions youngster ahead of 2020 entry

NEW AFLW team Gold Coast has continued its focus on local players, signing Tori Groves-Little from Brisbane.

The midfielder was previously a member of the Suns' academy squad. She played two games for the Lions this past season, her first at AFLW level.

Groves-Little, 18, played for the Suns in the Winter Series last year.

"I'm really excited to be coming home. The opportunity to play in front of my friends and family on the Gold Coast, the place I grew up, is very exciting," she told the club's website.

"The team is coming together ahead of 2020 and I can't wait to get into it."

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The Suns have been the busiest team in what has been a quiet first two days of the AFLW Trade and Sign Period, picking up onballer Jamie Stanton from North Melbourne on Monday.

On Tuesday morning, Richmond confirmed it had signed key forward Katie Brennan from the Western Bulldogs.

St Kilda has added its first expansion signing, with former North Melbourne midfielder Alison Drennan joining the side.

Drennan played with the club's VFLW affiliate Southern Saints in 2018, finishing equal-first in the best and fairest.

"The Saints always held a close part of my heart," Drennan said.

"It was always in the back of my mind how much I loved it, but I was happy to give North a go and I had a great experience there as well, but happy to be home."

Collingwood also announced on Tuesday that it had re-signed seven players, including captain Steph Chiocci.

She will be joined at the Magpies next season by 2019 Rising Star nominee Sarah Dargan, foundation players Britt Bonnici and Ruby Schleicher and forwards Erica Fowler, Sophie Alexander and Eliza Hynes.

Darcy Guttridge and Iilish Ross have informed Collingwood they wish to play elsewhere in 2020.

CONFIRMED LIST CHANGES

ADELAIDE

Signed: Chelsea Randall
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

BRISBANE

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Bella Ayre (retired), Sabrina Frederick-Traub (move to Victoria, club TBC); Tori Groves-Little

CARLTON

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

COLLINGWOOD

Signed: Sophie Alexander, Britt Bonnici, Steph Chiocci, Sarah Dargan, Erica Fowler, Eliza Hynes, Ruby Schleicher
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Darcy Guttridge, Iilish Ross

FREMANTLE

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

GEELONG

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Erin Hoare (retired)

GOLD COAST

Signed:Tori Groves-Little, Charlotte Hammans (u/18), Ellie Hampson (u/18), Jamie Stanton (North Melbourne), Kitara Whap-Farrar (u/18)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

MELBOURNE

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

NORTH MELBOURNE

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Alison Drennan (St Kilda), Moana Hope (delisted), Jamie Stanton (Gold Coast)

RICHMOND

Signed: Katie Brennan
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

ST KILDA

Signed: Alison Brown (academy), Alison Drennan (North Melbourne), Molly McDonald (u/18), Isabella Shannon (u/18)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

WEST COAST

Signed: Mikayla Bowen (u/18), Rosie Deegan (u/18)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Katie Brennan