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Ahead of West Coast's entry into the AFLW competition, the club was allowed to sign 12 uncontracted free agents including eight from cross-town rivals Fremantle. The biggest-name signings were Dockers star Dana Hooker and GWS Giants midfielder Emma Swanson, who was later installed as the inaugural captain.

Player arrivals[]

Expansion signings: Ashlee Atkins (Fremantle),[1] Melissa Caulfield (Fremantle),[1], Maddy Collier (GWS Giants),[2] Kellie Gibson (Fremantle),[3] Brianna Green (Fremantle),[1], Courtney Guard (Fremantle),[1] Dana Hooker (Fremantle),[4] Alicia Janz (Fremantle),[3], Parris Laurie (Fremantle),[2] Belinda Smith (Western Bulldogs),[2] Emma Swanson (GWS Giants)[5]

Exchange period: Kate Bartlett (Western Bulldogs),[6] Cassie Davidson (Fremantle),[6] McKenzie Dowrick (Brisbane)[3]

Academy open-age signings: Emily Bonser (Claremont), Hayley Bullas (Essendon VFLW), Beatrice Devlyn (Subiaco), Ashton Hill (East Fremantle), Emily McGuire (Swan Districts), Danika Pisconeri (Subiaco)[7]

Expansion signings: Mikayla Bowen (Swan Districts), Rosie Deegan (Subiaco)[8]

Alternative talent selection: Mhicca Carter (Western Force)[9]

Academy draft selection: Sophie McDonald (Claremont)[10]

National draft: Imahra Cameron (Swan Districts), Kate Orme (Claremont), Chantella Perera (Hawthorn VFLW), Talia Radan (Melbourne), Tarnee Tester (Subiaco)

International rookie selections: Grace Kelly (County Mayo, Ire), Niamh Kelly (County Mayo, Ire)[11]

Trades[]

Pick 17 (Hannah Hillman) to Brisbane for McKenzie Dowrick

Pick 86 (Bianca Webb) to Fremantle for Cassie Davidson

Pick 90 (not used) to Western Bulldogs for Kate Bartlett

National draft[]

Pick Player From
National draft
19. Imahra Cameron Swan Districts/Kelmscott JFC
39. Sophie McDonald Claremont/Albany JFC Academy selection
56. Tarnee Tester Subiaco/South Fremantle/North Broken Hill JFC
70. Kate Orme Claremont
92. Talia Radan Melbourne/Hawthorn VFLW/Belconnen JFC
101. Chantella Perera Hawthorn VFLW

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sarah Black, afl.com.au (13 April 2019), "AFLW Sign and Trading Period week one wrap": https://womens.afl/news/17799/aflw-sign-and-trading-period-week-one-wrap
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bridget Lacy, The West Australian (17 April 2019), "AFLW: West Coast poach more Fremantle’s stars, unveil new recruits": https://thewest.com.au/sport/aflw/aflw-west-coast-poach-more-fremantles-stars-unveil-new-recruits-ng-b881171201z
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Rhys Dickinson, westcoasteagles.com.au (17 April 2019), "AFLW: Eagles add more star power to inaugural squad": https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-04-17/aflw-eagles-add-more-star-power-to-inaugural-squad
  4. Rhys Dickinson, westcoasteagles.com.au (10 April 2019), "AFLW: Hooker lands in West Coast's nest": https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-04-10/aflw-eagles-land-prized-recruit
  5. thewomensgame.com (12 April 2019), "Swanson back in her home state": https://thewomensgame.com/news/swanson-back-in-her-home-state-523778
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nic Negrepontis (26 April 2019), "Last-minute deals highlight final day of AFLW trade period": https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/04/26/last-minute-deals-highlight-final-day-of-aflw-trade-period/
  7. Rhys Dickinson, westcoasteagles.com.au (27 August 2019), "AFLW: Eagles sign six exciting talents": https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-08-27/aflw-six-exciting-talents-sign-with-eagles
  8. Rhys Dickinson, westcoasteagles.com.au (29 January 2019), "Bowen, Deegan set to fly with Eagles": https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-01-29/bowen-deegan-set-to-fly-with-eagles
  9. Rhys Dickinson, westcoasteagles.com.au (30 August 2019), "AFLW: Eagles swoop on rugby star": https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-08-30/aflw-eagles-swoop-on-rugby-star
  10. Rhys Dickinson, westcoasteagles.com.au (25 September 2019), "AFLW: McDonald signs with Eagles': https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2019-09-25/aflw-mcdonald-signs-with-eagles
  11. Emma Duffy, the42.ie (28 April 2019), "Mayo's Kelly sisters set for AFLW move as the latest Irish stars to cross codes": https://www.the42.ie/niamh-grace-kelly-mayo-sister-act-west-coast-eagles-4608350-Apr2019/
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