Sticking around: Who has signed on at your club?

RICHMOND has maintained stability on its list, retaining 24 of its players for season seven. 

After recruiting Grace EganLibby GrahamStephanie WilliamsJemima Woods and rookie Saraid Taylor in recent weeks, the club has confirmed that Hannah Burchell and Harriet Cordner will both be listed as inactive as they rehab ACL tears.

Maddy BrancatisanoKatie BrennanMonique ContiSarah D'ArcyKate DempseyJess HoskingSarah HoskingKodi JacquesPoppy KellyMeagan KielyTessa LaveyBethany LynchMeg MacdonaldLaura McClellandEllie McKenzieRebecca MillerSophie MolanStella ReidGabby SeymourMaddie ShevlinCourtney Wakefield and Emelia Yassir will all wear the yellow and black for season seven. 

Meanwhile, North Melbourne has signed 17-year-old soccer player Zoe Savarirayan as a rookie. A student at Melbourne's Wesley College, Savarirayan has played in the National Premier League for the Bulleen Lions and in the firsts squad with her school, and has recently tried her hand at Aussie Rules where she has excelled in the forward half. 

"Zoe is a fantastic story, and we are so excited to have her join us at North," North Melbourne's AFLW list and performance manager Rhys Harwood said. 

"After going to watch her play with Wesley, we quickly knew Zoe was a player we were keen to work with. Wesley have done a fantastic job with her football development, and wider sporting programs." 

Geelong has added some depth to its ruck division, signing former netballer Samantha Gooden as a rookie for season seven. 

"Samantha already has extensive experience in an elite sporting environment, and we’re excited by the diversity she will bring the Cats," Geelong head of AFLW and pathways Brett Johnson said. 

"While she is still in the early stages of her development as a footballer, Samantha has shown promise already in her time at the Glenelg Tigers and we look forward to helping her further develop as a footballer at GMHBA Stadium."

Irish duo Cora Staunton and Brid Stack will once again line up in the orange and charcoal, with both players signing on for season seven. 

Staunton has kicked 47 goals since joining the club in 2018 – nearly a third of the Giants' goals in that time – and sits equal-third on the competition's all-time goalkicking tally. 

At the other end of the ground, Stack played every possible game last season after debuting in round one. 

"Both bring with them great stories of resilience and we're thrilled to have them back for another season," GWS head of women's football Briana Harvey said. 

The Giants will head to next week's draft with seven open list spots to fill. 

Giant Brid Stack warms up ahead of her AFL debut against Gold Coast in round one, 2022. Picture: Getty Images

After taking time to weigh up her future, former Fremantle skipper Kara Antonio will play in season seven of the NAB AFLW Competition.

Antonio, 31 in December, was unsure as to whether she would continue playing this year, but was keen to stick with Fremantle in at least a coaching capacity.

Whether Antonio will combine her playing duties with coaching remains up in the air.

Fremantle's Kara Antonio celebrates a goal during the qualifying final against North Melbourne on March 19, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Fremantle has lost backline coach Lisa Webb to the Western Bulldogs, with Webb's husband Marc already coaching the Dogs' men's midfield.

It comes as Adelaide has finalised its list ahead of the NAB AFLW Draft, with a host of youth re-committing to the club. 

Caitlin Gould celebrates with fans after Adelaide's win over Melbourne in the NAB AFLW Grand Final on April 9, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Chelsea BiddellCaitlin GouldRachelle MartinHannah MunyardAilish ConsidineMadison NewmanJasmine Simmons and Lisa Whiteley have all signed on for season seven, while Abbie BallardZoe Prowse and Brooke Tonon will all be around until at least season eight. 

The news follows the announcement that Montana McKinnon and premiership players Ashleigh Woodland, Marijana Rajcic and Jasmyn Hewett will also be sticking around for season seven. 


The Crows recently confirmed that Deni Varnhagen will be retained as an inactive player for season seven, with both the AFL's vaccine mandate and her recently announced pregnancy keeping her on the sidelines. 

The Western Bulldogs have also re-signed the bulk of its playing list for the coming season, while confirming that youngster Aurora Smith will be moved to the inactive list as she recovers from a ruptured ACL. 

Elle BennettsDeanna BerryEllie BlackburnEleanor BrownRichelle CranstonAlice EdmondsNaomi FerresJess FitzgeraldElisabeth GeorgostathisIsabella GrantBritt GutknechtSarah HartwigBailey HuntGemma LagioiaKirsty LambAmanda LingKatie LynchKirsten McLeodCeline MoodyNell Morris-DaltonGabby NewtonIsabelle PritchardElizabeth Snell and Annabel Strahan will all return for the Dogs in season seven. 

Carlton further solidified its list for AFLW season seven, announcing eight more re-signings on Thursday. 

Exciting young trio Keeley Sherar, Brooke Vickers and Annie Lee have signed on until at least season eight, as has defender Daisy Walker. Meanwhile, Poppy Schaap, Charlotte Hammans, Imogen Milford and experienced midfielder Elise O'Dea have committed for season seven.  

The club has also confirmed Darcy Vescio, Serena Gibbs, Jess Dal Pos, Natalie Plane and Brooke Walker will all remain under contract, after signing on for two seasons last year. Walker will, however, miss the start of the August season through NRLW commitments.  

(L-R): Darcy Vescio, Annie Lee and Jess Good celebrate a win during round two, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

In the west, the Eagles have locked away four young guns for another season, with Charlie Thomas, Courtney Rowley, Sarah Lakay and Beth Schilling all sticking around. 

Meanwhile GWS has confirmed Tanya Hetherington, Casidhe Simmons, Brodee Mowbray and Georgie Fowler will all run out in the orange and charcoal in season seven. 

Premiership duo Sarah Allan and Eloise Jones have also extended their time at Adelaide, both sticking around until at least season eight. 

Anne Hatchard and Sarah Allan celebrate Adelaide's win in the 2022 AFLW Grand Final on April 9, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

They join key trio Anne Hatchard, Ebony Marinoff and captain Chelsea Randall in extending for a further two seasons.

At Carlton, former No.2 pick Lucy McEvoy has also committed to the club for two more seasons, while basketballer Taylor Ortlepp has also been signed as a rookie on a two-season deal.

Ortlepp, 24, has played alongside Blues Kerryn Peterson (née Harrington) and Jess Good at Adelaide Lightning in the WNBL, represented Australia at under-16 and under-17 level and has also played for Boston College in the US.

"Taylor visited the club and we were immediately impressed by her willingness to get involved in all areas of the program," Carlton head of women's footy Brett Munro said.

"She will work closely with our head of AFLW development Kade Simpson to build her strength and skills during pre-season.

"We signed Jess Good straight from the WNBL last season, and her progression was swift, playing eight games in her first season, so we are confident that Taylor can follow in her footsteps."

West Coast has had significant list turnover this off-season, but key defender Sophie McDonald and rebounder Belinda Smith have signed new deals.

Sophie McDonald kicks the ball during West Coast's clash against the Western Bulldogs in round nine, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Previously, Gold Coast announced a host of re-signings ahead of its fourth AFLW season. 

Ellie HampsonLauren BellaTori Groves-LittleClaudia WhitfortLauren AhrensCharlie RowbottomShannon DanckertAnnise BradfieldTara BohannaLucy SingleSerene WatsonWallis RandellJamie StantonAshanti BushDaisy D'ArcyGiselle DaviesKalinda HowarthJacqui DupuyBess KeaneyAlison Drennan and Vivien Saad will all return in the yellow and red for season seven, while defender Jade Pregelj will be moved to the inactive list after rupturing her ACL in February. 

Twenty-two Cats will return for season seven, including new mother Renee Garing who will be on the primary list with aims of returning to the field. Meanwhile Kate Darby's journey back to the primary AFLW list is complete. Inactive through pregnancy in 2021, Darby was delisted at the end of the season, only to be added again as Garing's replacement this year, playing every game in the process and earning a spot again for season seven. 

Renee Garing warms up ahead of the round one clash between Geelong and North Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium on January 31, 2021. Picture: Getty Images

Joining Garing are Georgia ClarkeJulia Crockett-GrillsChantel EmonsonGabbi FeatherstonZali FriswellOlivia FullerLaura GardinerClaudia GunjacaAnnabel JohnsonRachel KearnsMaddy KerykAmy McDonaldMeg McDonaldMaddy McMahonDarcy MoloneyNina MorrisonGeorgie PrespakisGeorgie RankinChloe Scheer and Becky Webster

West Coast has announced that forward quartet Kellie GibsonAimee SchmidtImahra Cameron and Shanae Davison will all return for season seven, after confirming last week that captain Emma Swanson and vice-captain Dana Hooker are both sticking around. 

"I believe there is a changing of an era within the women's program and every moment I get to spend here is a privilege," Swanson said. 

"We are going to have a young side over the next little chapter and I hope I'm able to have an influence on this group that will last long after I'm gone. That's my goal over the next few years. It's exciting to think what the future of this club can be with such a strong young group."

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Fellow club captains Emma Kearney and Chelsea Randall have each re-signed with North Melbourne and Adelaide, respectively, with both committing for two more seasons. 

The Kangaroos have also announced that four-time All-Australian Jasmine Garner has committed for two more years, as have Bella EddeyTess CravenJasmine FergusonMia KingKim RennieDanielle HardimanBrooke Brown and Irish duo Erika O'Shea and Vikki Wall.  

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Also re-signing for season seven is Sophie AbbatangeloAlice O'LoughlinNicole BresnehanAmy SmithTahlia RandallSarah WrightElla MaurerEllie GavalasPerri KingJenna BrutonGrace Campbell and Emma King

Kara Antonio headlines 24 new re-signings for Fremantle, after wife Ebony Antonio extended her contract to season eight last month. Hayley MillerKiara BowersJanelle CuthbertsonAnge StannettGabby O'SullivanMim StromLaura PughPhilipa SethEmma O’DriscollSarah VerrierAine TigheRoxy RouxAirlie RunnallsDana EastJess LowMakaela TuhakarainaAmy FranklinSarah WielstraMikayla HydeMatilda SergeantBianca WebbMikayla Morrison and Ashley Sharp will all remain in the purple next season, with the latter pair on the inactive list. 

Kara Antonio (left) and Ebony Antonio celebrate a Fremantle win over West Coast in round one, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Carlton has continued to solidify its core, announcing defender Paige Trudgeon, midfielder Abbie McKay and mature recruit Jess Good have each signed on for two more seasons, while classy midfielder Maddy Guerin has extended for season seven. 

A host of experienced leaders have also committed to Collingwood. Stacey Livingstone, Brianna Davey, Ruby Schleicher, Mikala Cann, Brittany Bonnici, Sophie Casey, Sarah Rowe and Erica Fowler have re-signed for a further two seasons, and the club has also confirmed Jaimee Lambert, Aishling Sheridan and Alison Downie’s commitment for next season. 

After playing all 10 games as an inactive player replacement last season, GWS midfielder Ally Dallaway has earned a two-year contract extension, joining a host of Giants recommitting for the maximum two years. 

Brisbane has confirmed five more re-signings, with Ally AndersonGreta BodeySophie Conway and Jesse Wardlaw all committing for two more seasons and Sharni Webb on board for season seven. 

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The Saints have confirmed 22 re-signings, including Georgia Patrikios extending her contract to season eight, although her availability is still contingent on the AFL's vaccination mandate. 

"Ultimately Georgia is a St Kilda player and whether she trains or plays is her decision," St Kilda captain Hannah Priest said of Patrikios' situation in January. 

Georgia Patrikios celebrates after kicking a goal for St Kilda against West Coast in round nine on March 28, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

Alice BurkeRosie DillonElla FriendCaitlin GreiserDarcy GuttridgeBianca JakobssonMolly McDonaldRebecca OttHannah PriestAshleigh RichardsTyanna SmithOlivia Vesely and Nicola Xenos have all been locked away for a further two seasons, while Lucy BurkeLeah CuttingNat ExonJess MatinRenee SaulitisKate ShierlawJayde Van Dyk and Tarni White have all committed for season seven. 

The Delisted Free Agency period is currently open and will run until Wednesday, June 15 with lists to be lodged the following day, and the final draft order is set to be confirmed on Saturday, June 19. 

Current list status (at 20 June) 

Adelaide: Sarah Allan, Abbie Ballard, Anne Hatchard, Eloise Jones, Ebony Marinoff, Zoe Prowse, Chelsea Randall, Brooke Tonon (signed until 2023), Hannah Button, Teah Charlton, Danielle Ponter, Stevie-Lee Thompson (signed two year deals last year), Najwa Allen, Chelsea Biddell, Ailish Considine, Caitlin Gould, Jasmyn Hewett, Rachelle Martin, Montana McKinnon, Hannah Munyard, Madison Newman, Marijana Rajcic, Jasmine Simmons, Lisa Whiteley, Ashleigh Woodland (signed for season seven), Dayna Cox, Deni Varnhagen (inactive in season seven), Niamh Kelly, Amber Ward (new recruits) 

Brisbane: Dakota Davidson, Jade Ellenger (signed two year deals last year), Ally Anderson, Emily Bates, Greta Bodey, Shannon Campbell, Sophie Conway, Isabel Dawes, Zimmorlei Farquharson, Natalie Grider, Tahlia Hickie, Courtney Hodder, Breanna Koenen, Kate Lutkins, Orla O’Dwyer, Lily Postlethwaite, Lucinda Pullar, Taylor Smith, Cathy Svarc, Jesse Wardlaw (signed until 2023), Maggie Harmer, Phoebe Monahan, Mikayla Pauga, Bella Smith, Ruby Svarc, Sharni Webb, Luka Yoshida-Martin (re-signed for season seven), Gabby Collingwood (inactive for season seven) 

Carlton: Jess Good, Mimi Hill, Vaomua Laloifi, Annie Lee, Lucy McEvoy, Abbie McKay, Breann Moody, Kerryn Peterson, Paige Trudgeon, Brooke Vickers, Daisy Walker (signed until 2023), Jess Dal Pos, Maddy Guerin, Charlotte Hammans, Imogen Milford, Elise O'Dea, Poppy Schaap, Keeley Sherar (signed for season seven), Serena Gibbs, Natalie Plane, Darcy Vescio, Brooke Walker (signed two year deals last year), Phoebe McWilliams, Amelia Velardo (new recruits), Taylor Ortlepp (cross code rookie) 

Collingwood: Sophie Casey, Erica Fowler, Eliza James, Joanna Lin, Stacey Livingstone, Alana Porter, Sarah Rowe, Mikala Cann, Brianna Davey, Ruby Schleicher (signed until 2023), Jaimee Lambert, Jordyn Allen, Imogen Barnett, Ash Brazill, Tarni Brown, Lauren Butler, Eloise Chaston, Steph Chiocci, Alison Downie, Jordan Membrey, Chloe Molloy, Abbi Moloney, Aishling Sheridan (signed for season seven), Olivia Barber, Lauren Brazzale, Sarah Sansonetti (new recruits), Emily Smith (rookie) 

Essendon: Sophie Alexander, Eloise Ashley-Cooper, Bella Ayre, Daria Bannister, Alana Barba, Olivia Barton, Jorja Borg, Steph Cain, Joanne Doonan, Federica Frew, Ellyse Gamble, Georgia Gee, Danielle Marshall, Georgia Nanscawen, Cat Phillips, Maddy Prespakis, Caitlin Sargent, Renee Tierney, Bonnie Toogood, Sophie Van De Heuvel, Jacqui Vogt, Jess Wuetschner, Jordan Zanchetta 

Fremantle: Ebony Antonio (signed until 2023), Hayley Miller, Kiara Bowers, Janelle Cuthbertson, Ange Stannett, Gabby O’Sullivan, Mim Strom, Laura Pugh, Philipa Seth, Emma O’Driscoll, Sarah Verrier, Aine Tighe, Roxy Roux, Airlie Runnalls, Dana East, Jess Low, Makaela Tuhakaraina, Amy Franklin, Sarah Wielstra, Mikayla Hyde, Matilda Sergeant, Bianca Webb (signed for season seven), Mikayla Morrison, Ashley Sharp (inactive in season seven), Nikki Gore (new recruit) 

Geelong: Georgia Clarke, Julia Crockett-Grills, Kate Darby, Chantel Emonson, Gabby Featherston, Zali Friswell, Olivia Fuller, Laura Gardiner, Renee Garing, Claudia Gunjaca, Annabel Johnson, Rachel Kearns, Maddy Keryk, Amy McDonald, Meghan McDonald, Maddy McMahon, Darcy Moloney, Nina Morrison, Georgie Prespakis, Georgie Rankin, Chloe Scheer, Rebecca Webster (signed for season seven), Mikayla Bowen, Ingrid Houtsma, Jackie Parry, Shelley Scott (new recruits) 

Gold Coast: Lauren Ahrens, Lauren Bella, Tara Bohanna, Annise Bradfield, Ashanti Bush, Daisy D’Arcy, Shannon Danckert, Giselle Davies, Alison Drennan, Jacqui Dupuy, Tori Groves-Little, Ellie Hampson, Kalinda Howarth, Bess Keaney, Wallis Randell, Charlie Rowbottom, Vivien Saad, Lucy Single, Jamie Stanton, Serene Watson, Claudia Whitfort (signed for season seven), Maddison Levi (signed two year deals last year), Jade Pregelj (inactive in season seven), Gabrielle Biedenweg-Webster, Georgia Clayden, Courtney Jones, Tahlia Meyer, Krystal Scott (new recruits) 

Greater Western Sydney: Nicola Barr, Bec Beeson, Ally Dallaway, Chloe Dalton, Jess Doyle, Alicia Eva, Tarni Evans, Georgia Garnett, Alyce Parker, Emily Pease, Pepa Randall, Haneen Zreika (signed until 2023), Jasmine Grierson, Annalyse Lister, Tait Mackrill, Kat Smith (signed two year deals last year), Georgie Fowler, Tanya Hetherington, Brodee Mowbray, Casidhe Simmons, Brid Stack, Cora Staunton (signed for season seven), Isadora McLeay (inactive in season seven), Isabel Huntington (new recruit) 

Hawthorn: Kaitlyn Ashmore, Janet Baird, Zoe Barbakos, Catherine Brown, Dominique Carbone, Tegan Cunningham, Bridget Deed, Jess Duffin, Tahlia Fellows, Aileen Gilroy, Ainslie Kemp, Sophie Locke, Tilly Lucas-Rodd, Tamara Luke, Akec Makur Chuot, Kate McCarthy, Sarah Perkins, Isabelle Porter, Jenna Richardson, Eliza Shannon, Tamara Smith, Louise Stephenson 

Melbourne: Alyssa Bannan, Libby Birch, Alison Brown, Georgia Campbell, Maggie Caris, Gab Colvin, Megan Fitzsimon, Maddison Gay, Tahlia Gillard, Sinead Goldrick, Tyla Hanks, Tayla Harris, Shelley Heath, Kate Hore, Sarah Lampard, Eliza McNamara, Lily Mithen, Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce, Lauren Pearce Olivia Purcell, Casey Sherriff, Eliza West, Eden Zanker (signed for season seven), Jordan Ivey, Charlotte Wilson (new recruits), Blaithin Mackin (cross code rookie), Rhiannon Watt (inactive in season seven) 

North Melbourne: Brooke Brown, Jenna Bruton, Grace Campbell, Bella Eddey, Tess Craven, Jasmine Ferguson, Jasmine Garner, Danielle Hardiman, Emma Kearney, Mia King, Kim Rennie, Ash Riddell (signed until 2023), Sophie Abbatangelo, Nicole Bresnehan, Ellie Gavalas, Emma King, Perri King, Ella Maurer, Alice O’Loughlin, Tahlia Randall, Amy Smith, Sarah Wright (signed for season seven), Erika O’Shea, Vikki Wall (new recruits, signed until 2023) 

Port Adelaide: Alex Ballard, Laquoiya Cockatoo-Motlap, Litonya Cockatoo-Motlap, Jade de Melo, Tessa Doumanis, Abbey Dowrick, Hannah Dunn, Ange Foley, Jade Halfpenny, Cheyenne Hammond, Gemma Houghton, Olivia Levicki, Maggie MacLachlan, Liz McGrath, Maria Moloney, Justine Mules, Ebony O’Dea, Britt Perry, Erin Phillips, Kate Surman, Indy Tahau, Julia Teakle, Jacqui Yorston 

Richmond: Maddy Brancatisano, Katie Brennan, Mon Conti, Tessa Lavey, Ellie McKenzie, Rebecca Miller (signed two year deals last year), Grace Egan, Libby Graham, Saraid Taylor, Steph Williams, Jemima Woods (new recruits) 

St Kilda: Alice Burke, Rosie Dillon, Ella Friend, Caitlin Greiser, Darcy Guttridge, Bianca Jakobsson, Molly McDonald, Rebecca Ott, Hannah Priest, Ashleigh Richards, Tyanna Smith, Olivia Vesely, Nicola Xenos (signed until 2023), Lucy Burke, Leah Cutting, Nat Exon, Jess Matin, Renee Saulitis, Kate Shierlaw, Jayde Van Dyk, Tarni White (signed for season seven), Georgia Patrikios (inactive in season seven), Clara Fitzpatrick, Grace Kelly, Erin McKinnon, Nicola Stevens (new recruits) 

Sydney: Jaide Anthony, Kiara Beesley, Maddy Collier, Sarah Dargan, Molly Eastman, Sarah Ford, Lexi Hamilton, Ella Heads, Zoe Hurrell, Bridie Kennedy, Brooke Lochland, Ally Morphett, Aliesha Newman, Rebecca Privitelli, Ruby Sargent-Wilson, Paige Sheppard, Sarah Skinner, Bella Smith, Lisa Steane, Lauren Szigeti, Brenna Tarrant, Eliza Vale, Aimee Whelan, Alana Woodward, Tiarne Cavanagh (cross code rookie) 

West Coast: Emma Swanson (signed until 2023), Emily Bennett, Hayley Bullas, Imahra Cameron, Shanae Davison, Kellie Gibson, Dana Hooker, Sarah Lakay, Courtney Rowley, Beth Schilling, Aimee Schmidt, Charlie Thomas (signed for season seven), Aisling McCarthy (signed two year deal last year), Evie Gooch (inactive in season seven), Kate Bartlett, Sasha Goranova, Emma Humphries, Krstel Petrevski, Jess Sedunary, Isabella Simmons, Ella Smith (new recruits) 

Western Bulldogs: Elle Bennetts, Deanna Berry, Ellie Blackburn, Eleanor Brown, Richelle Cranston, Alice Edmonds, Naomi Ferres, Jess Fitzgerald, Elisabeth Georgostathis, Isabella Grant, Britt Gutknecht, Sarah Hartwig, Bailey Hunt, Gemma Lagioia, Kirsty Lamb, Amanda Ling, Katie Lynch, Kirsten McLeod, Celine Moody, Nell Morris-Dalton, Gabby Newton, Isabelle Pritchard, Elizabeth Snell, Annabel Strahan (signed for season seven), Aurora Smith (inactive in season seven), Daisy Bateman, Millie Brown (new recruits)