2023 AFLW Trade Period Tracker

THE AFLW Trade Period 2023 is set to take place between December 7-14, and check out all the trades that happen when they happen right here.

December 14

Sydney locks away two young stars

Sydney have announced two re-signings, with Brenna Tarrant signing on for two more seasons and best and fairest winner Laura Gardiner agreeing to four more seasons.

Sun becomes Bomber

Bess Keaney is heading down the east coast, heading to Essendon with Pick 72, while the Bombers have sent Pick 53 to the Suns.

Crows re-sign sisters

There is a double re-signing out of West Lakes this morning, with Sarah Allan re-signing for four more years, and sister Jess signing for two more years.

Sun becomes Swan

In what is turning out to be a busy morning for Gold Coast, they have sent Giselle Davies to Sydney for Pick 55.

Crosstown rivals make a trade

Sydney and GWS have made a trade, swapping Aliesha Newman and Pick 34 for Pick 39.

Lion becomes Giant

Brisbane has also traded Courtney Murphy to the Giants, sending her and Pick 39 there for Pick 34.

Whopper trade drops right at the end

Trade Period certainly ended with a bang, with an 11 team whopper trade confirmed right in the final half an hour of the period.

The Western Bulldogs receive picks 4,6,11,51, Lauren Ahrens, Jasmyn Smith and Analea McKee, but lose Katie Lynch, Kirsty Lamb, Gabrielle Newton and picks 22 and 61.

Gold Coast receive Katie Lynch, Charlotte Wilson and pick 44, but lose Ahrens and Smith and picks 14 and 38.

Port Adelaide receives Lamb and picks 18, 24 and 56, but lose Lily Johnson and picks 4, 21 and 44.

Adelaide receives picks 22, 26 and 33, but lose Montana McKinnon and picks 18, 37 and 40.

Richmond receives McKinnon and pick 13, but loses picks 11 and 29.

Melbourne receives Johnson and picks 12, 23 and 40, but loses Wilson and Maddison Gay, and picks 19, 26 and 56.

Essendon receives Gay and picks 19 and 37, but loses picks 13 and 33.

West Coast receives picks 14 and 38 but loses picks 23 and 24.

Fremantle gains Newton, Ash Brazill and pick 61, but loses Mikayla Hyde and picks 6, 46 and 51.

Collingwood gains Hyde and pick 29, but loses Brazill and pick 31.

Brisbane gains picks 21, 31 and 46, but loses McKee and pick 12.

Another Pick Swap

Fremantle has traded Picks 61 and 66 to GWS for Picks 52 and 73.

December 13

Three-way trade

Another three club trade has been confirmed, this time involving the Lions, Pies and Suns.

Brisbane have sent Ella Smith to the Suns, Gold Coast has sent Kalinda Howarth to the Pies, and Collingwood has sent pick 59 to Gold Coast and pick 68 to Brisbane.

Suns and Roos trade picks

Gold Coast and North Melbourne have traded picks, with Pick 27 being swapped for Picks 35 and 38.

Speedy Crow re-signs

Adelaide has made a handy re-signing, re-signing Niamh Kelly for the next four seasons.

Dees sign quartet

Melbourne has announced four more re-signings, with Gabby Colvin, Rhiannon Watt, Tayla Harris and Saraid Taylor all signing on for one more season.

Three way trade

The Lions, Eagles and Cats have all been involved in a trade.

Brisbane traded Pick 24 to West Coast, as well as Bella Smith, and picks 32 and 41 to Geelong.

Geelong have sent Annabel Johnson to West Coast and picks 36 and 57 to Brisbane, while West Coast have sent Shanae Davison and Eleanor Hartill to Brisbane.

Giants become Tigers

Two Giants have become Tigers, with Jodie Hicks, Ally Dallaway and pick 43 heading to Richmond for picks 30 and 69 in return.

December 12

Premiership Lion becomes a Giant

Brisbane continued to be busy in the Trade Period, sending Mikayla Pauga and their round four pick to the Giants for the Giants’ second round pick.

Three way Victorian trade

The second big trade of the period dropped today, this one involving Carlton, North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

In the deal:

  • The Bulldogs traded Celine Moody to Carlton
  • Carlton trade Vaomua Laloifi to the Western Bulldogs and their second round pick (currently 25) to North Melbourne
  • North Melbourne trade Ellie Gavalas to the Western Bulldogs

Giant becomes Saint

St Kilda has boosted its ruck stock, sending its third round pick to GWS for Rene Caris.

Hawks delist young star

Hawthorn has continued its delistings, informing youngster Zoe Barbakos she will not be getting a contract in 2024.

Suns have busy day

Alison Drennan is now an Eagle, with the Suns sending her to West Coast in exchange for pick 27.

The Suns also delisted three more players – Tahlia Meyer, Kaylee Kimber and Claire Ransom.

Giants continue youthful re-signing spree

Two more of GWS’ young stars have inked long term deals, with Jessica Doyle and Brodee Mowbray both signing on until the end of the 2026 season.

December 11

Premiership Dee becomes Roo

Melbourne premiership defender Libby Birch has found her way to North Melbourne as part of a pick swap. The two-time All-Australian will don the blue and white strips, traded alongside Pick 35 to upgrade the Demons’ second round pick to number 19. It will be Birch’s third club after starting her career at the Western Bulldogs where she also won a premiership.

Lion becomes Swan

Young Lion Kiara Hillier has moved down the east coast, after being traded to the Swans in exchange for their Round 4 pick (currently 73).

Dees quartet re-sign

Melbourne has continued its re-signing announcements, announcing that their four remaining Season 1 Dees – Lily Mithen, Lauren Pearce, Sarah Lampard and Paxy Paxman – have all re-signed with the club. Mithen has signed until the end of 2026, while the other three have signed on until the end of next season.

Collingwood’s Irish duo becomes a trio

Collingwood has added to its Irish stock, signing Muireann Atkinson from Monaghan.

Monaghan’s skipper was a train on player with Sydney in 2023, but gets a proper contract for next season with the black and white.

Saints announce 10

St Kilda has announced 10 players who will don its colours again in 2024.

Nat ExonDarcy GuttridgeMadeleine BoydBeth Pinchin and Caitlin Matthews have all signed on for one more season, while Stephanie Chiocci, Grace Kelly, Natalie Plane, Simone Nalder and Rebecca Ott all have years to run on existing contracts.

First multi-part trade drops

The first whopper trade of the period was confirmed, this one involving Carlton, Collingwood, St Kilda and North Melbourne.

The Blues have sent Annie Lee to Collingwood, Paige Trudgeon to St Kilda and their Round 3 pick to North Melbourne.

The Roos have sent their one of their round three picks to St Kilda and one to Collingwood.

Collingwood has sent Tarni Brown and its round three pick to Carlton, while St Kilda has sent its second round pick to Collingwood.

Giants re-sign exciting trio

GWS has announced the re-signing of three of it’s most exciting young stars.

Zarlie Goldsworthy, Georgia Garnett and Tarni Evans will all be Giants for at least the next four years.

December 9

Pies & Tigers swap picks

In the sole completed trade on Saturday, Collingwood and Richmond made a pick swap that favoured both sides. Collingwood is eyeing off an additional top 10 talent, moving up two spots from Pick 11 to Pick 9, while for the Tigers, it seems the player they are looking at is tipped to be there two spots later, and therefore gain a free pick – Pick 29 – out of the trade. The full trade was Pick 9 to Collingwood, with Pick 11 and Pick 29 heading to Richmond.

December 8

Roos re-signing spree continues

The big name re-signings continue down at Arden Street, with Emma Kearney the latest to extend her contract, with a new two year deal keeping her at Arden St until the end of the 2025 season.

Dees duo re-sign

In some news that is sure to spark some joy in the hearts of Dees fans, the club have announced that both captain Kate Hore and vice captain Tyla Hanks have both signed new deals. The deals are also long ones too, with the pair both signing on until the end of the 2027 season.

Collingwood cut five

Collingwood have announced that four players have been delisted, with Sophie Casey, Joanna Lin, Imogen Evans and Olivia Barber all not offered a contract for next year.

Zippy Zimmie off to the Kennel

In the first actual trade of the Trade Period, young Lions forward Zimmorlei Farquharson is heading down the east coast and to the Kennel to join the Western Bulldogs. In return, the Lions get pick 41 from the Western Bulldogs.

Hawks snag premiership Dees

Hawthorn has picked up premiership Dees Casey Sherriff and Eliza West, with the pair and pick 16 heading to the Hawks in exchange for picks five and 26.

Suns axe one

Gold Coast has made a delisting announcement, with Gabrielle Biedenweg-Webster told she will not be offered a contract in 2024.

Power youngster comes home

Another rumoured trade has come to fruition, with Yasmin Duursma and what is currently pick 25 heading from Port Adelaide to Carlton for pick 21.

WA clubs swap stars

The Eagles and Dockers have made a swap, with Aisling McCarthy heading to Fremantle and Roxanne Roux and pick 27 heading the other way.

Crows pair re-sign

Adelaide have announced a pair of very key re-signings, with skipper Chelsea Randall and coach Matthew Clarke both signing on for an additional two years.

December 7

Eagles add Verity into their lineup

West Coast announced one of the worst kept secrets in the West Australian sporting world, by signing former West Coast Fever netballer, Verity Simmons to a rookie contract on day one of the trade period. Simmons played 159 Super Netball matches, as well as being a three-time Diamonds representative.

The 32-year-old retired from netball following the 2023 Super Netball season to pursue an AFLW contract, and she said she was looking forward to the challenge with West Coast.

“I’m super excited to move into footy,” Simmons said.

“I’m definitely going to be fresh, I’m excited to come through as a rookie and just be sponge and soak up as much as I literally can.

“Switching codes is always super exciting and getting to have a crack at this.

“I think the biggest part also is being in a bigger team, new girls, fresh faces, fresh coach, I feel like I’m turning a new leaf, a new chapter and I can’t wait.”

The Eagles also announced re-signings of young guns Ella Roberts (until end of 2027) and Isabella Lewis (end of 2026) in a big day for the club.

Dockers cut two

The Dockers have made two changes to their list, delisting Sarah Wielstra and Emmelie Fiedler.

Drafted in 2021, Wielstra played 13 games across three years as a Docker, while Fielder did not take to the field after only coming to the club via April’s Supplementary Draft.

Roos re-sign star mid

The Kangaroos have made a huge re-signing announcement, with star midfielder Ash Riddell putting pen to paper on a new contract.

And it is a big one too, with Riddell now a Roo until the end of the 2027 season.

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