Trade Period ends with four-club mega-deal

THE 2020 AFLW Trade Period closed with a mega-deal involving three players and four clubs.

The northern clubs had been relatively quiet up until Wednesday but came to life with a multi-part deal.

It saw key forward Taylor Smith move from Gold Coast to Brisbane, fellow former Suns forward Charlotte Hammans traded south to Carlton, and experienced St Kilda midfielder Ali Drennan join the Suns.

Drennan (five games this year after seven at North Melbourne in 2019) had requested to leave St Kilda as she and her husband wished to move to Queensland.


In – Taylor Smith, picks 37 and 51 (Gold Coast)

Out – Pick 24 (Gold Coast then St Kilda) 


In – Charlotte Hammans (Gold Coast)

Out – Pick 56 (Gold Coast) 

Gold Coast

In – Ali Drennan (St Kilda), pick 56 (Carlton)

Out – Smith, picks 37 and 51 (Brisbane), Hammans (Carlton)

St Kilda

In – Pick 24 (Brisbane then Gold Coast)

Out – Drennan (Gold Coast)

In all, 18 deals were done across the 10 days of the Trade Period, with clubs now having until Monday to finish re-signing players.

Delisted players then have until Friday, August 21 to sign with new clubs, before a final draft order will be confirmed. 

After years of upheaval due to expansion, Brisbane announced 16 players had re-signed or extended their contracts. 

Cathy Svarc, Emily Bates, Kate Lutkins, Jess Wuetschner, Rheanne Lugg, Dakota Davidson, Lily Postlethwaite, Ally Anderson, Maria Moloney, Tahlia Hickie, Greta Bodey, Sophie Conway and Belle Dawes are all locked away until 2022.

Veteran Lauren Arnell, Orla O'Dwyer and Selina Priest have signed on for 2021.

On the other side of the country, West Coast unveiled the core of its list for next year. 

Five players - Cassie Davidson, Kate Bartlett, Emily McGuire, Danika Pisconeri and Tarnee Tester - have been delisted, while Emily Bonser has joined Talia Radan in retirement.

All other Eagles have been re-signed, with newly crowned inaugural club best and fairest Dana Hooker adding an additional two years to the one already remaining on her contract.

Carlton has re-signed 16 players. Katie Loynes, Brooke Walker, Alison Downie, Jess Edwards, Lauren Brazzale and Courtney Jones have signed until 2021.

Lucy McEvoy, Grace Egan, Breann Moody, Charlotte Wilson, Nat Plane, Mua Laloifi, Brooke Vernon and Serena Gibbs have signed two-year deals. Georgia Gee and Kerryn Harrington have renegotiated their contracts, extending until 2022.

Richmond announced the retirement of 19-year-old Ella Wood, who wishes to spend more time with her family in Ararat, while Emma Horne, Ciara Fitzgerald and Nekaela Butler have been delisted. All other players have been retained, taking the list to 27.

Blues Lucy McEvoy (left) and Georgia Gee have both re-signed. Picture: AFL Photos

After losing six players to other clubs, Melbourne has retained a core of 23, including skipper Daisy Pearce and All-Australian captain Karen Paxman.

Lily Mithen, Libby Birch, Tyla Hanks, Eden Banker, Casey Sherriff, Chantel Emonson, Shelley Heath, Maddi Gay and Kate Hore have all signed two-year deals.

Complete list of trades

1. Carlton trade Sarah Hosking to Richmond for selection 15.
2. Richmond trade Grace Campbell to North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos for selection 43.
3. North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos trade Abbey Green to Collingwood for selection 40.
4. Carlton trade Jayde Van Dyk and selection 42 to St Kilda for selection 36.

5. Collingwood trade Sarah D’Arcy to Richmond for selection 17.
6. The following three-Club trade was approved which included the following exchanges:

Collingwood trades Sarah Dargan to Richmond for selections 31 and 45
Melbourne trades Aliesha Newman and selection 11 to Collingwood for selections 10 and 17
Melbourne trades Harriet Cordner to Richmond.

7. Western Bulldogs trade Aisling McCarthy and selection 3 to the West Coast Eagles for selections 2 and 16.

8. St Kilda have traded Jessica Sedunary & selection 42 (on traded from Carlton) to Adelaide for selection 34.
9. The following three-Club trade was approved which included the following exchanges:

North Melbourne trade selection 29 to Melbourne.
Melbourne trade Bianca Jakobsson to St Kilda.
North Melbourne trade selection 40 (on traded from Collingwood) & their 4th round selection (currently selection 57) to St Kilda for selection 22 & their 4th round selection (currently selection 50).

10. The following three-Club trade was approved which included the following exchanges:

GWS trade Lisa Whiteley & selection 25 to Adelaide for selection 42.
GWS trade selection 39 to Melbourne for Katherine Smith & selection 29. 
Adelaide trade selection 20 to Melbourne.

11. The following three-Club trade was approved which included the following exchanges:

Adelaide trade selection 25 to Western Bulldogs for Hannah Munyard.
Collingwood trade selection 45 to Adelaide.
Western Bulldogs trade selection 33 to Collingwood for Katie Lynch

12. Western Bulldogs trade selections 19 and 25 to Collingwood for selection 11.

13. Carlton traded selection 15 to Melbourne for Elise O'Dea and Madeleine Guerin

14. Geelong trade selections 5, 35 & fourth round (currently 49) to Melbourne for selections 10, 20, 27 & 39.

15. The following three-Club trade was approved which included the following exchanges:

Fremantle trade Tayla Bresland to West Coast for their 4th round selection (currently 46)
North Melbourne trade Jessica Trend to Fremantle for selection 44

16. Gold Coast trade Charlotte Hammans to Carlton for their 4th Round selection (currently 56).

17. Gold Cast trade Taylor Smith, selection 37 and their 4th round selection (currently 51) to Brisbane for selection 24.

18. St Kilda trade Alison Drennan to the Gold Coast for selection 24.