Cordner, the granddaughter of Brownlow medalist Don Cordner, was recruited by Melbourne as a Category B rookie ahead of the inaugural AFLW season.
The 30-year-old is strong aerially and has ability to play multiple roles, in defence or in the ruck. Cordner has been a pillar in defence across 37 AFLW games. Cordner capped off her debut season at Richmond with selection in the All-Australian squad of 40 and a top-five finish in the Tigers’ best and fairest. Cordner injured her knee early in 2022, ruling her out of AFLW season six and seven.