AFLW Sign and Trading Period week one wrap

AFTER starting the AFLW Sign and Trading Period with a splash by signing key forward Katie Brennan from the Western Bulldogs, Richmond rounded out the first week of activity by adding three more players from other clubs: defenders Phoebe Monahan (Greater Western Sydney, picture above) and Iilish Ross (Collingwood) and midfielder Maddy Brancatisano (Melbourne).

West Coast has signed a further four players, headlined by West Australian and former GWS midfielder Emma Swanson.

Swanson, who played just two games this year after injuring her left shoulder sliding into a goalpost, will be joined by ex-Dockers Ashlee Atkins, Brianna Green and Courtney Guard (nee Stubbs).

Green was on Fremantle's list but didn't play this year, recovering from a knee reconstruction, but is aiming to return to WAWFL side East Fremantle this winter.

Gold Coast locked in midfielder Paige Parker from Brisbane to a two-year contract.

The 23-year-old Parker, who will play for Australia in the Touch Football World Cup in Kuala Lumpur this month, played four matches for the Lions this season.

St Kilda added veteran ruck Rhiannon Watt from Carlton. Watt has previously played for the Saints’ VFLW affiliate.

"Rhiannon is such an important person when I think about factors that will build the culture of this team," said Peta Searle, St Kilda’s head of women’s football. 

"She’s shown that she’s talented on field, and her year in the AFLW competition will only have added to that, but her team spirit and the importance she places on bringing up those around her is such an asset." 

The Western Bulldogs re-signed ruck Celine Moody and forward Aisling McCarthy would be back at the club next season.

Carlton confirmed Shae Audley, Kirby Bentley, Reni Hicks and Bridie Kennedy have been delisted. Audley played every game in 2017 and 2018, but struggled to break through this year, the midfielder managing two matches.

Confirmed list changes

ADELAIDE

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

BRISBANE

Signed: Emily Bates, Jade Ellenger, Natalie Grider, Jessy Keeffe, Kate Lutkins, Brianna McFarlane (rookie), Jesse Wardlaw, Sharni Webb, Jess Wuestchner
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Bella Ayre (retired), Sabrina Frederick (move to Victoria, club TBC); Tori Groves-Little (Gold Coast), Paige Parker (Gold Coast)

CARLTON

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing:  Shae Audley, Kirby Bentley, Reni Hicks, Bridie Kennedy (all delisted); Rhiannon Watt (St Kilda)

COLLINGWOOD

Signed: Sophie Alexander, Britt Bonnici, Lauren Butler, Mikala Cann, Steph Chiocci, Sarah Dargan, Erica Fowler, Eliza Hynes, Jaimee Lambert, Stacey Livingstone, Chloe Molloy, Ruby Schleicher
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Darcy Guttridge (St Kilda), Iilish Ross (Richmond)

FREMANTLE

Signed: Ebony Antonio, Kiara Bowers, Tayla Bresland, Steph Cain, Kara Donnellan, Sabreena Duffy, Evie Gooch, Katie-Jayne Grieve, Gemma Houghton, Leah Mascall, Hayley Miller, Gabby O'Sullivan, Laura Pugh, Matilda Sergeant, Philipa Seth, Ashley Sharp, Angelique Stannett, Alex Williams
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Ashlee Atkins, Melissa Caulfield, Brianna Green, Courtney Guard (nee Stubbs), Dana Hooker (all West Coast)

GEELONG

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

GOLD COAST

Signed: Tori Groves-Little (Brisbane), Charlotte Hammans (u/18), Ellie Hampson (u/18), Paige Parker (Brisbane), 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: Phoebe Monahan (Richmond), Emma Swanson (West Coast)

MELBOURNE

Signed: Harriet Cordner, Tegan Cunningham, Chantel Emonson (rookie), Maddison Gay, Madeleine Guerin, Tyla Hanks, Kate Hore, Sarah Lampard, Lily Mithen, Aliesha Newman, Elise O'Dea, Karen Paxman, Lauren Pearce, Shelley Scott, Casey Sherriff, Shae Sloane (rookie), Katherine Smith, Eden Zanker
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Maddy Brancatisano (Richmond)

NORTH MELBOURNE

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

RICHMOND

Signed: Maddy Brancatisano (Melbourne), Katie Brennan (Western Bulldogs), Phoebe Monahan (Greater Western Sydney), Iilish Ross (COLLINGWOOD)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

ST KILDA

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

WEST COAST

Signed:  Ashlee Atkins (Fremantle), Mikayla Bowen (u/18), Melissa Caulfield (Fremantle), Rosie Deegan (u/18), Brianna Green (Fremantle), Courtney Guard (nee Stubbs, Fremantle), Dana Hooker (Fremantle), Emma Swanson (GWS)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Signed: Deanna Berry, Ellie Blackburn, Eleanor Brown, Naomi Ferres, Isabel Huntington, Kirsty Lamb, Brooke Lochland, Aisling McCarthy, Kirsten McLeod, Celine Moody, Hannah Scott, Lauren Spark, Bonnie Toogood
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Katie Brennan (Richmond)

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