AFLW Trade and Signing Period wrap: Lion becomes a Tiger

FORMER Lion Sabrina Frederick is now officially a Tiger, as Richmond continues to put together a fearsome forward line ahead of its entry to the AFLW in 2020.

The Tigers traded their first-round draft selection (currently pick 12) to the Lions for Frederick (formerly Frederick-Traub), who played 23 games for the club over three years and is moving to Victoria to be near her fiancée's family.

She will join ex-Bulldogs skipper Katie Brennan and 2018 All Australian Christina Bernardi (moving back to Victoria from Greater Western Sydney) up forward at Richmond.

It was just one move in a bumper day of signings and recruits, with the first portion of the trade period closing on Thursday, before a second (without expansion signings) runs from Tuesday to Friday next week.

Brisbane has been hit from pillar to post this expansion period, losing a seventh player to Gold Coast in rebounding defender Emma Pittman, but received some good news in the form of Sophie Conway.

The classy 20-year-old forward has signed a two-season deal with the Lions after missing the 2019 season with a left knee reconstruction.

Melbourne has re-signed senior players Meg Downie and Bianca Jakobsson, taking its list to 20.

Meg Downie will remain a Demon for another season

Following Monday's announcement of seven signings, North Melbourne has retained another four players, with young defensive trio Jasmine GriersonDanielle Hardiman and Tahlia Randall signing two-season deals.

Small forward Daisy Bateman has also been retained for the 2020 season.

West Coast has added a further three players to its list ahead of its entry in 2020.

Fremantle ruck Parris Laurie has returned to the Eagles, where she was an academy player before being drafted last year. She has been joined by Western Bulldogs midfielder Belinda Smith, who is returning home to Western Australia, and Giants flanker Maddy Collier.

Parris Laurie will be moving down the road from Fremantle to West Coast next season

Collingwood has been steadily signing players throughout the two-week period, and on Tuesday retained forwards Sarah D'Arcy and Katie Lynch, mids Sophie Casey and Maddie Shevlin and defender Georgia Gourlay.

In other news around the clubs:

  • Talks are gradually progressing in the trade deal to get Western Bulldog Libby Birch to Melbourne. The Dees are hopeful to have it finalised before Easter, but it could push to the second trade period, after the updated draft order has been released on April 23
  • Geelong has not announced any player signings yet but will do so in one hit later next week. The Cats will retain the majority of their list
  • Carlton will release its signings on Wednesday, with players' holidays having held up proceedings somewhat
  • Greater Western Sydney will also release its signings in the next 48 hours
  • The trade deal to get Brianna Davey from Carlton to Collingwood is looking to be incredibly difficult, given her worth as a player and what Collingwood has to offer. It will likely head to next week's second trade period

CONFIRMED LIST CHANGES

ADELAIDE

Signed: Ailish Considine, Renee Forth, Anne Hatchard, Eloise Jones, Hannah Martin, Justine Mules, Chelsea Randall, Chloe Scheer, Deni Varnhagen
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

BRISBANE

Signed: Lauren Arnell, Emily Bates, Sophie Conway, Gabby Collingwood, Jade Ellenger, Natalie Grider, Jessy Keeffe, Kate Lutkins, Brianna McFarlane (rookie), Jesse Wardlaw, Sharni Webb, Jess Wuestchner, Jordan Zanchetta, Emma Zielke, First-round selection (currently pick 12, Richmond)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Bella Ayre (retired), Lauren Bella (Gold Coast), Sabrina Frederick (Richmond), Tori Groves-Little, Leah Kaslar, Paige Parker, Emma Pittman, Sam Virgo, Jacqui Yorston (all 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, Sophie Casey, Steph Chiocci, Sarah D'Arcy, Sarah Dargan, Erica Fowler, Georgia Gourlay, Eliza Hynes, Jaimee Lambert, Stacey Livingstone, Katie Lynch, Chloe Molloy, Ruby Schleicher, Maddie Shevlin
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, Parris Laurie (all West Coast)

GEELONG

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

GOLD COAST

Signed: Lauren Bella (Brisbane), Tiarna Enrst (Western Bulldogs), Tori Groves-Little (Brisbane), Charlotte Hammans, Ellie Hampson (both u/18), Leah Kaslar, Paige Parker, Emma Pittman (all Brisbane), Jamie Stanton (North Melbourne), Sam Virgo (Brisbane), Kitara Whap-Farrar (u/18), Jacqui Yorston (Brisbane)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: N/A

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Signed: N/A
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Christina Bernardi (Richmond), Maddy Collier (West Coast), Phoebe Monahan (Richmond), Emma Swanson (West Coast)

MELBOURNE

Signed: Harriet Cordner, Tegan Cunningham, Meg Downie, Chantel Emonson (rookie), Maddison Gay, Madeleine Guerin, Tyla Hanks, Kate Hore, Bianca Jakobsson, 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: Kaitlyn Ashmore, Daisy Bateman, Jenna Bruton, Jasmine Garner, Britt Gibson, Kate Gillespie-Jones, Jasmine Grierson, Danielle Hardiman, Emma Kearney, Emma King, Tahlia Randall
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Alison Drennan (St Kilda), Moana Hope (delisted), Jamie Stanton (Gold Coast)

RICHMOND

Signed: Christina Bernardi (Greater Western Sydney), Maddy Brancatisano (Melbourne), Katie Brennan (Western Bulldogs), Sabrina Frederick (Brisbane), Phoebe Monahan (Greater Western Sydney), Iilish Ross (Collingwood)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: First-round selection (currently pick 12, Brisbane)

ST KILDA

Signed: Alison Brown (academy), Alison Drennan (North Melbourne), Darcy Guttridge (Collingwood), Selena Karlson (Western Bulldogs), 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, Courtney Guard (nee Stubbs), Dana Hooker, Parris Laurie (all Fremantle), Belinda Smith (Western Bulldogs), 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), Tiarna Ernst (Gold Coast), Selena Karlson (St Kilda), Belinda Smith (Western Bulldogs)