AFLW 2023 bonus poaching period (March 1-8) + trades (March 10-20)

Would be interesting to know when the four teams knew they would get to poach again, and if it was the same for all teams.

Some parts of the bonuses were rather specific (e.g. Port, only, getting access to a kid).

Good news is we didn’t get poached from!


I’d say Hawks now look in a better position to make a push in the next few years than we do

But Richmond could lose utility Kodi Jacques to Essendon

Jacques is a silky-skilled utility known for her work rate and defensive pressure. She was signed to the Tigers’ AFLW side as an Academy player after joining the VFLW program in 2019. The 22-year-old has played 26 games across four seasons with the Club.

Is 165cm


Hopefully the Pie supporters melt down more than those Fark Carlton sooks.

Think it speaks volumes that nobody wants to leave us. Got a good group going on!

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Speculated trade above is done, for pick 27 in the oldies draft.

I don’t mind Fearny, but LOL.

I want more ANGER.

Apologies if this is a stupid question, but why didn’t we just take Jacques as a PSP player? Rather than give up pick 27?

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Some players choose not to screw the club they’re leaving?

If it happens, Saints are going to have to cough up big for Wardlaw.

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With the PSP rules made on the fly, maybe we had to offer a minimum length contract?

BB was worth at least 2 years plus, while KJ was probably only worth a 1 year deal.


Collier and Bullas did not keep each other faithful.

Some clubs already have DFA signings in their sights, with Former West Coast midfielder Hayley Bullas expected to cross to Sydney as a DFA, while ex-Roo Sophie Abbatangelo’s name has also been raised as a possible recruit for a few clubs.

Others who have been delisted and would be hoping for a career revival include Charlotte Hammans, Poppy Schaap, Jordan Zanchetta, Tori Groves-Little, Jade Pregelj, Dom Carbone, Ali Brown, Britt Perry and Imahra Cameron.

Wet dream MEGA-TRADE… doesn’t involve us, nor have other recent trades, so meh.

Wardlaw is a huuuuge get for the Saints.

I’m guessing because of the way contracts work, we wouldn’t have been able to pick her up as Bonnie and Maddy are our two highest paid players?


Aren’t we now at 32 players? We can only have 30 so who will we delist?

Plus we need room for draft

We’re on 33.

We do not need to take a pick in this draft, but must chop three.

Is that the oldies draft or the regular one? Or both.

The oldies draft there is no obligation to use a pick. The normal draft there presumably will be (and you will want to do so!)

There is going to be a brutal next few months where players at all clubs will get sacked based on trading form.

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Actually, I’m not sure if/why we need to drop to 30 before the oldies draft. I guess sitting out of the oldies draft gives you more (unfair?) flexibility on who to cut in the following months.

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