RICHELLE Cranston has found a third home, signing with the Western Bulldogs as a delisted free agent.
The powerful forward was let go by the Cats after 21 games across three seasons and played another 13 games for Melbourne in the first two AFLW seasons.
Cranston also has the ability to play through the midfield, and the young Dogs have struggled to find strong-bodied support for Ellie Blackburn and Kirsty Lamb over the last few years.
Greater Western Sydney key forward Cora Staunton will mark her 40th birthday with a fourth NAB AFLW season.
The legendary Irish sportswoman has returned home in between seasons but will be back for the 2021-22 season, signing a one-year deal and looking to add to her tally of 30 goals from 29 games.
Former Pie Cecilia McIntosh was previously the competition's oldest player, having last taken to the field at 39 years and 248 days.
Countrywoman Bríd Stack will return for the 2021-22 season, having missed the entirety of the 2021 season due to a nasty fractured neck, while the third Irishwoman on the Giants list, Yvonne Bonner, will remain on the inactive list due to pregnancy.
She is hoping to play in the 2022-23 season, having been unable to make it out to Australia for the 2021 season when her husband was denied a visa.
The Giants confirmed all three recruits – Katie Loynes, Jasmine Grierson and Chloe Dalton– signed two-season deals, while Taylah Davies will come off the list, opting to focus on her initial sport of netball.
Brisbane has pounced on delisted Tiger Phoebe Monahan, signing the hard-working defender/midfielder as a free agent.
Monahan finished second in Richmond's 2020 best and fairest count but finished this season in the VFLW after the recruitment of Harriet Cordner and Sarah D'Arcy.
The Lions have earmarked Monahan for the defensive role previously held by retired skipper Emma Zielke.
Adelaide has confirmed its pre-draft list for the 2021-22 season, with ruck Rhiannon Metcalfe (work commitments) joining Jess Sedunary (cycling) and Ange Foley (ACL) on the inactive list.
Renee Forth is the sole delisting at the Crows, while Chloe Scheer joined Geelong during the AFLW Trade Period.
Anne Hatchard, Sarah Allan, Stevie-Lee Thompson, Eloise Jones, Danielle Ponter and Teah Charlton have either extended existing deals or signed new ones to tie them to the club until the end of the 2022-23 season.
With expansion on the horizon, the AFL has informed clubs contracted players will essentially be able to walk to new clubs if offered a deal.
Fremantle has stuck with duo Ann McMahon and Aine Tighe, who have suffered significant injuries over their past two seasons.
McMahon (broken leg and torn ACL) was involved in a horrific accident in late 2019 in her role as a police officer, and has since made her return to the WAFLW, while Irishwoman Tighe will be hoping the third time's the charm after two years ruined by knee injuries.
THAT'S A WRAP Every club's Trade Period ranked from best to worst
LIST CHANGES (as of Friday, June 18)
Adelaide: Chloe Scheer (Geelong), Ange Foley, Rhiannon Metcalfe, Jess Sedunary (inactive), Renee Forth (delisted)
Brisbane: Lauren Arnell, Jessy Keeffe, Rheanne Lugg, Emma Zielke (retired), Beth Pinchin, Selina Priest, Jordan Zanchetta (delisted)
Carlton: Tayla Harris (Melbourne), Jess Hosking (Richmond), Chloe Dalton, Katie Loynes (GWS), Alison Downie, Jess Edwards, Winnie Laing (delisted)
Collingwood: Maddie Shevlin (Richmond), Abbey Green, Sharni Norder (retired), Jordan Membrey (inactive), Kristy Stratton (delisted)
Fremantle: Evie Gooch (West Coast), Leah Mascall (retired), Ashley Sharp (inactive, pregnancy), Katie-Jayne Grieve, Tarnee Tester, Jess Trend, Alex Williams (delisted)
Geelong: Liv Purcell (Melbourne), Aasta O'Connor (retired), Maddie Boyd, Richelle Cranston, Kate Darby, Nicole Garner, Bec Goring, Mia Skinner (delisted)
Gold Coast: Sally Riley, Sam Virgo (retired), Jordann Hickey, Leah Kaslar, Paige Parker, Molly Ritson, Georgia Bevan (delisted)
GWS: Elle Bennetts (Western Bulldogs), Jess Dal Pos (Carlton), Aimee Schmidt (West Coast), Jess Allan, Yvonne Bonner (inactive), Taylah Davies, Sarah Halvorsen, Jodie Hicks, Erin Todd, Britt Tully (delisted)
Melbourne: Chantel Emonson (Geelong), Tegan Cunningham, Meg Downie, Niamh McEvoy, Shae Sloane (retired), Mietta Kendell (delisted)
North Melbourne: Vivien Saad (Gold Coast), Jasmine Grierson (GWS), Katelyn Cox, Kate Gillespie-Jones, Georgia Hammond, Beth Lynch, Tahni Nestor (delisted)
Richmond: Sabrina Frederick (Collingwood), Alice Edmonds, Emily Harley, Luka Lesosky-Hay, Akec Makur Chuot, Phoebe Monahan, Cleo Saxon-Jones, Holly Whitford, Alana Woodward (delisted)
St Kilda: Poppy Kelly (Richmond), Claudia Whitfort (Gold Coast), Selena Karlson (retired), Ali Brown, Tamara Luke, Nadia von Bertouch (delisted)
West Coast: Mhicca Carter, Beatrice Devlyn, McKenzie Dowrick, Brianna Green, Alicia Janz, Demi Liddle, Julie-Anne Norrish, Kate Orme, Chantella Perera, Katelyn Pope (delisted)
Western Bulldogs: Ange Gogos, Lauren Spark, Amelia Van Oosterwijck (retired), Katy Herron, Danielle Marshall (delisted), Kim Rennie (opted out of WB)