AFLW Trade and Signing Period wrap: Saints and Suns swoop on last day

NEW TEAMS St Kilda and Gold Coast netted four players from other clubs to wrap up the last day of the initial AFLW Trade and Signing Period.

The Saints recruited forward Courteney Munn from North Melbourne (pictured above), forward Jess Sedunary from Adelaide and wing/defender Cat Phillips from Melbourne, while the Suns added midfielder Jasmyn Hewett from Adelaide.  

There also was a swag of re-signings on Thursday, while Adelaide announced four delistings, including 2017 premiership players Sarah Perkins and Sally Riley, and also confirmed dual premiership forward Jenna McCormick would leave the club to pursue soccer full-time.      

The Kangaroos locked away All Australian defender Jess Duffin for the next two seasons, while also agreeing to terms with midfielder Ash Riddell, forward Sophie Abbatangelo, defender Taylor Mesiti, midfielder/forward Elisha King and midfielder/defenders Jess Trend and Beth Lynch. 

Greater Western Sydney announced it had signed 21 players, including captain Amanda Farrugia, star midfielder Alicia Eva, 2019 best and fairest Rebecca Beeson, 2019 NAB AFLW Rising Star runner-up Alyce Parker and Irish forward pair Cora Staunton and Yvonne Bonner. 

The Giants also confirmed midfielder Britt Tully would resume playing in 2020 after missing the 2019 season for personal reasons. 

The Crows said they did not offer contracts for 2020 to Perkins, Riley, Rheanne Lugg and Katelyn Rosenzweig.

McCormick had been juggling football with Adelaide and soccer with the Brisbane Roar in the W-League, but had decided to tackle soccer for the next 18 months.

Adelaide indicated it would announce further transactions next week.

The AFL will release an updated NAB AFLW Draft order on April 23. 

Following this, the second AFLW Trade and Signing Period (which does not include expansion signings) will run from April 23-26, while a free agency window for teams to sign delisted players will follow from April 26-30. 


Signed: Ailish Considine (rookie), Renee Forth, Anne Hatchard, Eloise Jones, Hannah Martin, Justine Mules, Chelsea Randall, Chloe Scheer, Deni Varnhagen
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Jasmyn Hewett (Gold Coast), Rheanne Lugg, Jenna McCormick, Sarah Perkins, Sally Riley, Katelyn Rosenzweig, Jess Sedunary (North Melbourne)

Signed: Ally Anderson, Lauren Arnell, Emily Bates, Shannon Campbell, Arianna Clarke, Sophie Conway, Gabby Collingwood, Jade Ellenger, Natalie Grider, Jessy Keeffe, Breanna Koenen, Kate Lutkins, Brianna McFarlane (rookie), Jesse Wardlaw, Sharni Webb, Jess Wuestchner, Jordan Zanchetta, Emma Zielke. Three first-round selections (currently pick 11, 12 and 13 from Richmond, St Kilda and West Coast)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Bella Ayre (retired), Lauren Bella (Gold Coast), Ruby Blair (retired), McKenzie Dowrick (West Coast), Nat Exon (St Kilda), Sabrina Frederick (Richmond), Tori Groves-Little (Gold Coast), Megan Hunt (delisted), Leah Kaslar (Gold Coast), Kate McCarthy (St Kilda), Paige Parker (Gold Coast), Emma Pittman (Gold Coast), Krystal Scott (rookie, delisted), Sam Virgo (Gold Coast), Jacqui Yorston (Gold Coast)

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

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)

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 (West Coast), Melissa Caulfield (West Coast), Kellie Gibson (West Coast), Brianna Green (West Coast), Courtney Guard (nee Stubbs; West Coast), Dana Hooker (West Coast), Alicia Janz (West Coast), Parris Laurie (West Coast)

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

Signed: Lauren Bella (Brisbane), Tiarna Enrst (Western Bulldogs), Tori Groves-Little (Brisbane), Charlotte Hammans, Ellie Hampson (both u/18), Jasmyn Hewett (Adelaide), 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

Signed: Jacinda Barclay, Nicola Barr, Rebecca Beeson, Elle Bennetts, Yvonne Bonner, Ellie Brush, Jess Dal Pos, Taylah Davies (rookie), Alicia Eva, Amanda Farrugia, Tanya Hetherington, Jodie Hicks, Erin McKinnon, Ingrid Nielsen, Alyce Parker, Pepa Randall, Aimee Schmidt, Cora Staunton, Louise Stephenson, Britt Tully, Haneen Zreika
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Christina Bernardi (Richmond), Maddy Collier (West Coast), Delma Gisu (delisted), Tait Mackrill (rookie, delisted), Phoebe Monahan (Richmond), Ebony O'Dea (delisted), Brittany Perry (delisted), Emma Swanson (West Coast), Renee Tomkins (delisted), Lisa Whiteley (delisted)

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), Cat Phillips (St Kilda)

Signed: Sophie Abbatangelo, Kaitlyn Ashmore, Daria Bannister, Daisy Bateman, Nicole Bresnehan, Jenna Bruton, Jess Duffin, Jasmine Garner, Britt Gibson, Kate Gillespie-Jones, Jasmine Grierson, Danielle Hardiman, Emma Kearney, Elisha King, Emma King, Beth Lynch, Taylor Mesiti, Tahlia Randall, Ash Riddell, Jess Trend
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Alison Drennan (St Kilda), Chloe Haines (delisted), Libby Haines (delisted), Moana Hope (delisted), Emma Humphries (delisted), Courteney Munn (St Kilda), Georgia Nanscawen (delisted), Maddison Smith (delisted), Jamie Stanton (Gold Coast), Jessie Williams (rookie, delisted)

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)

Signed: Alison Brown (academy), Alison Drennan (North Melbourne), Nat Exon (Brisbane), Darcy Guttridge (Collingwood), Selena Karlson (Western Bulldogs), Kate McCarthy (Brisbane), Molly McDonald (u/18), Courteney Munn (North Melbourne), Cat Phillips (Melbourne), Isabella Shannon (u/18), Jess Sedunary (Adelaide), Rhiannon Watt (Carlton)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: First-round selection (currently pick 11, Brisbane)

Signed: Ashlee Atkins (Fremantle), Mikayla Bowen (u/18), Melissa Caulfield (Fremantle), Maddy Collier (Greater Western Sydney), Rosie Deegan (u/18), McKenzie Dowrick (Brisbane), Kellie Gibson (Fremantle), Brianna Green (Fremantle), Courtney Guard (nee Stubbs; Fremantle), Dana Hooker (Fremantle), Alicia Janz (Fremantle), Parris Laurie (Fremantle), Belinda Smith (Western Bulldogs), Emma Swanson (Greater Western Sydney)
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: First-round selection (currently pick 13, Brisbane)

Signed: Deanna Berry, Ellie Blackburn, Eleanor Brown, Naomi Ferres, Bailey Hunt, Isabel Huntington, Kirsty Lamb, Brooke Lochland, Aisling McCarthy, Kirsten McLeod, Celine Moody, Kim Rennie, Hannah Scott, Lauren Spark, Bonnie Toogood, Aisling Utri
Delisted/Traded/Expansion Signing: Katie Brennan (Richmond), Tiarna Ernst (Gold Coast), Selena Karlson (St Kilda), Belinda Smith (Western Bulldogs)