Blues axe four ahead of Trade Period

CARLTON has informed Joanne Doonan, Emerson Woods, Katie Harrison and Sharnie Whiting that they will not be offered new contracts for next season. 

Doonan departs after one season at Ikon Park, where she played two games as an international rookie signing. 

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Woods played one game for the Blues after being selected at pick No.38 in the 2018 NAB AFLW Draft. The childhood Blue achieved her lifelong dream in round five, 2019 when she pulled on the navy blue jumper in a win over Collingwood. 

Whiting and Harrison also depart after one season. Despite not making an AFLW appearance, the pair were valued members of the playing group. 

Harrison was a rookie selection after making the brave decision to play Australian Football after earning a place on the Australian Rugby Sevens side as a development player. 

Carlton general manager of women’s football Ash Brown thanked all four players for their commitment to the club.

"On behalf of the entire playing group, coaches and players, we would like to thank Joanne, Emerson, Katie and Sharnie for their contributions to our club," Brown said. 

"They turned up and worked hard whenever they walked through the doors at Ikon Park. In addition to that, they were great people to be around who positively influenced the culture of our program. 

"We thank them for their dedication to our AFLW program and wish them nothing but the best for the future."