AFLW List Update: Edition 1 2023 Offseason

EVEN though the 2023 AFL Women’s season has not finished yet for four clubs, for others they have already started thinking ahead to 2024.

If you have missed any of the list changes – both playing and coaching – that have happened since the end of the Home and Away portion of the season, please read on.


The Magpies have not made any changes to their playing list as of yet but have made a significant change to their offseason crew, letting go of senior coach Steve Symonds.

Symonds first took the helm of the Pies in 2020, leading the sides to finals every year apart from 2023.


Despite making finals, the Bombers have already started making changes to their list. They have made a pair of delistings, delisting Joanne Doonan and Leah Cutting.

As well as the delistings, the Bombers have made one addition to their list. They signed 18 year-old midfielder Amy Gaylor from the Calder Cannons as part of the Pre-Signing Period on offer to the four most recent additions to the AFLW competition.


GWS has also been busy this offseason. The Giants have announced four delistings, with Tait Mackrill, Grace Hill, Tess Cattle and Zara Hamilton all not offered a new contract for next season.


The Hawks have been one of the busiest sides so far this offseason. Hawthorn signed three Under 18 players as part of the Expansion Pre-Signing Period – midfielders Laura Stone and Hayley McLaughlin, and ruck/forward Jess Vukic.

They have also made some delistings, not offering contracts to inaugural Hawks Sarah Perkins and Janet Baird. They are also after a new coach after Bec Goddard announced her shock retirement last week.

All of this has happened after Tegan Cunningham, Tamara Luke, Akec Makur Chuot and Catherine Brown all announced their retirements.

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide has also been a busy bee this offseason.

The Power have made five delistings so far this season, with Jade De Melo, Jade Halfpenny, Laquoiya Cockatoo-Motlap, Maggie MacLachlan and Jacqui Yorston not offered contracts for next season.

Much like the Hawks the Power also signed three players in the Expansion Pre-Signing Period, signing highly touted teens Shineah Goody, Lauren Young and Molly Brooksby from their Academy.


There has only been one list change so far, with midfielder/forward Meagan Kiely announcing her retirement. Kiely made her debut in 2022, and played 18 of a possible 22 games last calendar year, before only managing one this year thanks to ongoing injury issues.


Sydney has not delisted anyone yet, but have made an addition to their list ahead of 2024.

As part of the Expansion Pre-Signing Period, they signed Holly Cooper. She is an 18 year-old midfielder who is originally from Newcastle and was a member of the Swans Academy this year and the Allies side at the Under 18 National Championships.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs also have not made any changes to their playing list as of yet but have made a significant change to their offseason crew, letting go of senior coach Nathan Burke. Burke departs after five seasons and after a year from hell in 2023.

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