The 22-year-old made her way to Melbourne from the Western Bulldogs after being traded for Ashleigh Guest and two draft picks during the past off-season.
Birch has been a reliable defender and not missed a game in the Dogs' first three seasons, including being a member of their 2018 premiership. Birch previously played netball for Victoria before switching sports in 2016.
Previous AFLW club: Western Bulldogs.
Player honours: 2018 NAB AFLW Rising Star nomination; premiership 2018.
Draft history: 2016 rookie selection (Western Bulldogs).