GWS GIANTS AFLW list final for 2018 season

The GWS GIANTS AFL Women’s team for 2018 has been finalised.

Picking up AFL NSW/ACT’s Haneen Zreika and South Australian Tait Mackrill in the Rookie Draft, the club hit their 30 player list limit this morning.

Yesterday, the GIANTS selected Melissa Freckleton from the Western Wolves in the AFL Sydney competition as a free agent.

The final team includes 15 players from the AFL NSW/ACT region, including seven returning local players from the 2017 team.

The GIANTS have also gained the AFLW’s first international player, listing Cora Staunton from the Ladies Gaelic Football league in Ireland as one of their star recruits.

The squad start pre-season training on 20 November 2017.


Jacinda Barclay – 2017 player
Nicola Barr – 2017 player
Elle Bennetts – athlete from another sport rookie
Maddie Boyd – traded from Melbourne
Ellie Brush – 2017 player
Rebecca Beeson – 2017 player
Maddy Collier – 2017 player
Jessica Dal Pos – 2017 player
Alicia Eva – traded from Collingwood
Amanda Farrugia – 2017 player
Melissa Freckleton – free agent from NSW
Renee Forth – 2017 player
Courtney Gum – #25 pick in the NAB AFLW Draft from SA and NSW
Jodie Hicks – #5 pick in the NAB AFLW Draft from NSW
Tanya Hetherington – #17 pick in the NAB AFLW Draft from VIC
Tait Mackrill – #9 in the NAB AFLW Rookie Draft from SA
Erin McKinnon – 2017 player
Phoebe McWilliams – 2017 player
Phoebe Monahan – #39 pick in the NAB AFLW Draft from NSW
Rebecca Privitelli – free agent from VIC
Pepa Randall – traded from Melbourne
Alex Saundry – 2017 player
Aimee Schmidt – 2017 player
Philippa Smyth – #43 pick in the NAB AFLW Draft from NSW
Cora Staunton – #47 pick in the NAB AFLW Draft from Ireland
Louise Stephenson – 2017 player
Emma Swanson – 2017 player
Renee Tomkins – 2017 player
Britt Tully – 2017 player
Haneen Zreika – #1 in the NAB AFLW Rookie Draft from NSW