Three former Dockers among six new Eagles

THREE former Fremantle players headline West Coast's six latest additions to its inaugural AFLW team. 

Key forward-turned-defender Emily McGuire (pictured above, who received a NAB AFLW Rising Star nomination during her one AFLW season in 2018), the versatile Beatrice Devlyn (2017 and 2018) and midfielder Emily Bonser are now representing the crosstown rivals. 

Bonser, 24, was signed to the Dockers in season one before it was discovered she had been carrying ACL injuries in both knees. 

She is consequently yet to make her AFLW debut. 

The Eagles have also signed inside midfielder Hayley Bullas, defender Ashton Hill and ruck Danika Pisconeri. All six were signed as open-age players, having been aligned to the Eagles' Academy.

The 23-year-old Bullas has played for Essendon's VFLW side for the past two seasons, winning the Bombers' best and fairest last year and being named in the VFLW team of the year. 

Hayley Bullas in action for Essendon's VFLW team

Hill, who was invited to the NAB AFLW Combine in 2017, plies her trade at East Fremantle, where the 24-year-old has impressed with her rebounding skills. 

Ruck Pisconeri has dominated the centre square in the WAFLW this year playing for Subiaco. 

The former basketballer, 28, is strong in the contest and has been acting skipper for most of the year, before tagging out for Fremantle star Hayley Miller. 

"We are incredibly proud of the West Coast Eagles female Academy players who have been signed through this pre-listing process," Eagles head of female football Adam Selwood said. 

"Each of them have gone through their own unique journey to secure a spot on our AFLW list and I know they are ready to make the most of the opportunity in front of them. 

"As part of the AFLW list build process we still have a female Academy (open-age) and a rookie signing to potentially fulfil before the August 30 deadline.

"During the next two months we will also be preparing for the AFLW draft, which will provide us up to six selections within the Western Australian pool to complete our squad."

Gold Coast has also given lively half-forward Kalinda Howarth a second chance at the AFLW, after the now-20 year old was delisted by Brisbane after one season in 2018.

Howarth has worked in the Suns' community department for several years now and was involved in the club's presentation for an AFLW licence. 

Playing for Bond University, she is the QAFLW's leading goalkicker for the 2019 season.

St Kilda has also elevated midfielder/tagger Sammie Johnson from its VFLW list. Johnson finished second in the club's best and fairest last year.

2020 AFLW lists as of August 29

Sarah Allan, Dayna Cox, Courtney Cramey, Angela Foley, Jessica Foley, Renee Forth, Nikki Gore, Anne Hatchard, Eloise Jones, Sophie Li, Ebony Marinoff, Hannah Martin, Rhiannon Metcalfe, Justine Mules, Erin Phillips, Danielle Ponter, Marijana Rajcic, Chelsea Randall, Chloe Scheer, Stevie-Lee Thompson, Deni Varnhagen, Ruth Wallace.
Rookies: Ailish Considine, Maisie Nankivell and one spot remaining

Ally Anderson, Lauren Arnell, Emily Bates, Shannon Campbell, Arianna Clarke, Sophie Conway, Gabby Collingwood, Jade Ellenger, Natalie Grider, Jessy Keeffe, Breanna Koenen, Rheanne Lugg (Adelaide), Kate Lutkins, Jesse Wardlaw, Sharni Webb, Jess Wuestchner, Jordan Zanchetta, Emma Zielke. 
Rookies: Greta Bodey, Brianna McFarlane, Orla O'Dwyer

Lauren Brazzale, Chloe Dalton, Alison Downie, Jess Edwards, Georgia Gee, Kerryn Harrington, Tayla Harris, Jess Hosking, Sarah Hosking, Katie Loynes, Abbie McKay, Breann Moody, Natalie Plane, Gabriella Pound, Madison Prespakis, Nicola Stevens, Jayde Van Dyk, Darcy Vescio, Brooke Walker, Charlotte Wilson, Emerson Woods. 
Rookies: Katie Harrison and two spots remaining

Sophie Alexander, Jordy Allen, Britt Bonnici, Ashleigh Brazill, Lauren Butler, Mikala Cann, Sophie Casey, Steph Chiocci, Sarah D'Arcy, Brianna Davey (Carlton), Sarah Dargan, Erica Fowler, Emma Grant, Georgia Gourlay, Eliza Hynes, Jaimee Lambert, Stacey Livingstone, Katie Lynch, Chloe Molloy, Ruby Schleicher, Maddie Shevlin, Kristy Stratton. 
Rookies: Sharni Layton, Sarah Rowe, Aishling Sheridan

Ebony Antonio, Kiara Bowers, Tayla Bresland, Steph Cain, Mia-Rae Clifford (Geelong), 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, Jasmin Stewart, Alex Williams. 
Rookies: Kate Flood, Lindal Rohde and Aine Tighe

Cassie Blakeway, Madeleine Boyd, Rene Caris, Georgia Clarke, Richelle Cranston, Julia Crockett-Grills, Kate Darby, Olivia Deane-Purcell, Renee Garing, Rebecca Goring, Melissa Hickey, Jordan Ivey, Madeline Keryk, Meghan McDonald, Phoebe McWilliams, Nina Morrison, Aasta O'Connor, Danielle Orr, Denby Taylor, Anna Teague, Sophie Van De Heuvel, Rebecca Webster.
Rookies: Maddy McMahon, Georgie Rankin and one spot remaining

Lauren Ahrens (open-age), Lauren Bella (Brisbane), Tiarna Ernst (Western Bulldogs), Tori Groves-Little (Brisbane), Charlotte Hammans, Ellie Hampson (both u/18), Jasmyn Hewett (Adelaide), Jordann Hickey (Melbourne), Kalinda Howarth (open-age), Leah Kaslar, Paige Parker, Emma Pittman (all Brisbane), Sally Riley (Adelaide), Molly Ritson, Maddy Roberts (both open-age), Jamie Stanton (North Melbourne), Kate Surman, Tayla Thorn (both open-age), Sam Virgo (Brisbane), Kitara Whap-Farrar (u/18), Jacqui Yorston (Brisbane).
Rookies: Three spots remaining

Jessica Allan (Adelaide), Jacinda Barclay, Nicola Barr, Rebecca Beeson, Elle Bennetts, Yvonne Bonner, Ellie Brush, Jess Dal Pos, 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.
Rookies: Taylah Davies and two spots remaining

Libby Birch (Western Bulldogs), Harriet Cordner, Tegan Cunningham, Meg Downie, Maddison Gay, Madeleine Guerin, Tyla Hanks, Shelley Heath, Kate Hore, Bianca Jakobsson, Ainslie Kemp, Sarah Lampard, Lily Mithen, Aliesha Newman, Elise O'Dea, Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce, Lauren Pearce, Shelley Scott, Casey Sherriff, Shae Sloane, Katherine Smith, Eden Zanker. 
Rookies: Chantel Emonson and two spots remaining

Sophie Abbatangelo, Kaitlyn Ashmore, Daria Bannister, Daisy Bateman, Nicole Bresnehan, Jenna Bruton, Jess Duffin, Jasmine Garner, Britt Gibson, Kate Gillespie-Jones, Jasmine Grierson, Chloe Haines, Libby Haines, Danielle Hardiman, Emma Humphries, Emma Kearney, Elisha King, Emma King, Taylor Mesiti, Tahlia Randall, Ash Riddell, Jess Trend.
Rookies: Beth Lynch, Mairead Seoighe and one spot remaining

Christina Bernardi (Greater Western Sydney), Maddy Brancatisano (Melbourne), Katie Brennan (Western Bulldogs), Hannah Burchell (Geelong), Grace Campbell (open-age), Monique Conti (Western Bulldogs), Alice Edmonds (open-age), Sabrina Frederick (Brisbane), Kodi Jacques, Akec Makur Chuot, Rebecca Miller (all open-age), Phoebe Monahan (Greater Western Sydney), Iilish Ross (Collingwood), Tayla Stahl, Courtney Wakefield (both open-age)
Rookies: Gabby Seymour and two spots remaining

Alison Brown (open-age), Alison Drennan (North Melbourne), Nat Exon (Brisbane), Caitlin Greiser (open-age), Darcy Guttridge (Collingwood), Sammie Johnson (open-age), Selena Karlson (Western Bulldogs), Melissa Kuys (Collingwood), Tilly Lucas-Rodd (Carlton), Emma Mackie (Western Bulldogs), Kate McCarthy (Brisbane), Molly McDonald (u/18), Courteney Munn (North Melbourne), Cat Phillips (Melbourne), Isabella Shannon (u/18), Jess Sedunary (Adelaide), Kate Shierlaw, Olivia Vesely (both open-age), Rhiannon Watt (Carlton), Claudia Whitfort (Melbourne). 
Rookies: Three spots remaining

Ashlee Atkins (Fremantle), Kate Bartlett (Western Bulldogs), Emily Bonser (open-age), Mikayla Bowen (u/18), Hayley Bullas (open-age), Melissa Caulfield (Fremantle), Maddy Collier (Greater Western Sydney), Cassie Davidson (Fremantle), Rosie Deegan (u/18), Beatrice Devlyn (open-age), McKenzie Dowrick (Brisbane), Kellie Gibson, Brianna Green, Courtney Guard (nee Stubbs; all Fremantle), Ashton Hill (open-age), Dana Hooker, Alicia Janz, Parris Laurie (all Fremantle), Emily McGuire (open-age), Danika Pisconeri (open-age), Belinda Smith (Western Bulldogs), Emma Swanson (Greater Western Sydney).
Rookies: Grace Kelly, Niamh Kelly and one spot remaining

Deanna Berry, Ellie Blackburn, Eleanor Brown, Nicole Callinan, Naomi Ferres, Ellyse Gamble, Angelica Gogos, Ashleigh Guest (Melbourne), Bailey Hunt, Isabel Huntington, Kirsty Lamb, Brooke Lochland, Aisling McCarthy, Kirsten McLeod, Celine Moody, Kim Rennie, Hannah Scott, Lauren Spark, Bonnie Toogood, Aisling Utri, Hayley Wildes.
Rookies: Katy Herron, Danielle Marshall and one spot remaining