“We understand Jenna’s rationale to continue her career at another club,” Bulldogs’ AFLW List Manager Michael Sandry told Western Bulldogs media.

“We would like to acknowledge the positive contribution Jenna has made to the Western Bulldogs, and we look forward to strengthening our playing list as we continue to plan for the 2019 season.”

Bruton was recruited to the Bulldogs with a second-round selection in the 2017 National Draft and played every game in her debut season.

It is likely Bruton is heading to North Melbourne, who has already landed the talents of former Bulldogs teammate and 2018 Best and Fairest medalist Emma Kearney.