Trade wrap: Tough Blue now a Tiger, Roos boost midfield

TOUGH midfielder Sarah Hosking will be a Richmond player in 2021 after paperwork was lodged for the first deal of the 2020 AFLW Sign and Trade Period. 

As revealed earlier on Monday by womens.afl, the former Blue crossed to the Tigers in exchange for pick 15, which was a "competition assistance" selection given to Richmond after its winless first season.

A condition of the extra selection was that it had to be on-traded to another club in order to attract mature-age talent.

Sarah Hosking becomes a Tiger

00:31 Aug 4. 2020. 12:00 AM

Tigers bolster their stocks with hard-at-it Blue

Hosking is understood to have been signed a two-season deal.

The 24-year-old has played 30 games over four years for Carlton, the equal-most in the competition.

An inside midfielder, Hosking will help Richmond's engine room enormously given the Tigers averaged both the fewest number of clearances and disposals in 2020. 

It wasn't the only deal Richmond was involved in on an action-packed day one, with former Tiger Grace Campbell opting to join North Melbourne. 

The Tigers received pick 43 (end of third round) in return for Campbell, a bullocking inside mid who impressed in her first season of AFLW and finished equal-fourth in the club's best and fairest. 

Former Richmond midfielder Grace Campbell has been traded to North Melbourne. Picture: AFL Photos

North Melbourne kept its place in the third round of the draft, trading 23-year-old ruck Abbey Green to Collingwood (as previously indicated on womens.afl) for pick 40. 

It's a handy acquisition for the Pies after the retirement of second ruck Eliza Hynes. 

Ruck Abbey Green has moved from North Melbourne to Collingwood. Picture: AFL Photos

Defender Jayde Van Dyk, who missed the vast majority of Carlton's 2020 season with an ankle injury, has crossed to St Kilda. As part of the deal, the Blues have also traded pick 42 in exchange for pick 36.  

New Saint Jayde Van Dyk in action for Carlton during the 2020 NAB AFLW season. Picture: AFL Photos

 

Collingwood announced the retirement of Machaelia Roberts and the delisting of Georgia Gourlay. Mother-of-three Roberts was drafted from Groote Eylandt, an island in the Northern Territory, but a stress fracture in her leg curtailed her 2020 season before she could debut.  

Gourlay (five games) has also had a desperately unlucky run with injuries, tearing her right ACL for a third time in 2020.  

The Pies also confirmed Chloe Molloy, Maddie Shevlin, Ruby Schleicher, Jordyn Allen and Ash Brazill – who is recuperating from a torn left ACL – are contracted for 2021.