Carlton has announced their first re-singings with 21 players set to play in 2020 AFLW season and beyond.
The announcement sees 18 of the 21 players who appeared in the club’s maiden AFLW grand final last month commit to the navy blue.
The re-signings include NAB AFLW Rising Star Madison Prespakis as well as foundation players Gabriella Pound, Darcy Vescio, Jess Hosking, Sarah Hosking, Katie Loynes, Natalie Plane, Lauren Brazzale and Breann Moody.
All Australian defenders Kerryn Harrington, high flying forward Tayla Harris, AFLW first ever father-daughter selection Abbie McKay, Nicola Stevens and Georgia Gee have all re-committed while Alison Downie, Jayde Van Dyk, Jess Edwards and Rugby Sevens coverts Chloe Dalton and Brooke Walker have signed on for the 2020 season.
Charlotte Wilson and Emerson Woods have also inked one season deals after debuting in 2019.
“It’s great to re-sign 21 players from last season’s squad, they are all extremely important players to the Carlton Football Club,” coach Daniel Harford said.
“I’m really excited about their desire to stick together as a group and wanting to build something sustained and special in navy blue.”
Blues captain Bree Davey is missing from this list.
Carlton FC re-signings
Two-year deal: Gabriella Pound, Darcy Vescio, Kerryn Harrington, Nicola Stevens, Tayla Harris, Georgia Gee, Maddie Prespakis, Jess Hosking and Abbie McKay
One-year deal: Chloe Dalton, Brooke Walker, Katie Loynes, Sarah Hosking, Breann Moody, Alison Downie, Jayde Van Dyk, Lauren Brazzale, Natalie Plane, Jess Edwards, Charlotte Wilson and Emerson Wood