The AFL has announced a 40-player squad for the inaugural AFLW season, with the undefeated Brisbane Lions leading the way with nine representatives.
Carlton’s Darcy Vescio – who was the leading goal kicker over the course of the season with 14 – made the squad, while Melbourne’s Daisy Pearce and Karen Paxman, who led the league in average disposals with 21.9 and 21.7 respectively, both made the 40 as well.
Here is the entire 40-player squad:
Erin Phillips, Chelsea Randall, Ebony Marinoff, Courtney Cramey, Sarah Perkins
Sabrina Frederick-Traub, Emily Bates, Kaitlyn Ashmore, Tayla Harris, Emma Zielke, Jess Wuetschner, Kate McCarthy, Leah Kaslar, Sam Virgo
Brianna Davey, Darcy Vescio, Alison Downie, Danielle Hardiman
Emma King, Nicola Stevens, Alicia Eva, Sarah D’Arcy, Jess Cameron
Kara Donnellan, Ebony Antonio, Kirby Bentley, Dana Hooker
Jess Dal Pos, Erin McKinnon, Emma Swanson, Renee Tomkins
Karen Paxman, Elise O’Dea, Daisy Pearce, Mel Hickey, Lily Mithen, Jasmine Grierson
Ellie Blackburn, Emma Kearney, Hannah Scott