The AFLW Priority Signing Period (PSP) has officially reached it's conclusion, with plenty of big moves happening prior to the March 8 deadline.
With the period now at a close, compensation for lost players is now expected to be announced in the coming days.
Chloe Molloy got things started with a move to Sydney, while the Hawks managed to snag some big stars from the Lions. Throughout a mega PSP, we here at Zero Hanger kept track off all the done deals, with a full summary below.
Essendon secure Roos defender
Brown informed the Roos of her desire to move to Essendon as a PSP signing ahead of the window's deadline, with the paperwork made official on Wednesday morning.
The Bombers, who can sign up to two players through the PSP, will add some much-needed depth to their key defensive ranks in the form of Brown, who averaged 13.5 disposals and 4.1 marks per game last season.
Brown has played 24 games for the Kangaroos since making her debut in 2021, playing 13 matches in season seven.
Blues lose former Pick 2 to Swans
Carlton defender Lucy McEvoy has made the move to Sydney after notifying the Blues of their intentions to depart the club, with the signing of a long-term deal officially confirmed on Tuesday morning.
The defender's switch north will mean Carlton won't be able to lose any more players through the PSP given they finished in the bottom 10 clubs in the competition last season.
The Swans are still able to sign three more players through the PSP, which will close on Wednesday at 2pm.
McEvoy has played 33 games since joining the Blues as the second overall selection of the 2019 AFLW Draft.
Power's signing streak continues
Cuthbertson's plans to depart Perth were confirmed earlier this week, with the Dockers revealing on the opening day of the PSP that the 31-year-old would find a new club ahead of the new season.
On Friday afternoon Cuthbertson's future was confirmed, with the Power landing their third recruit of the signing window.
“I'm super excited and really looking forward to a bit of a change coming across to Port Adelaide,” Cuthbertson said.
“Part of my values are that I'm always looking for growth, change and looking to challenge myself and continue to learn. I really responded to some of the things that Lauren (Arnell) and Naomi (Maidment) had to say when I spoke to them.
“I think the club is heading in a really good direction. We've got a lot of young talent so I'm just excited to see how I can fit in and how I can help the group move forward.
“It was a really appealing decision for me to come across and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and getting going with the players.”
Port Adelaide have signed Janelle Cuthbertson (formerly Fremantle Football Club) via the Priority Signing Period.
— AFL House (@AFL_House) March 3, 2023
Cuthbertson played 24 games for Fremantle across four seasons.
Port Adelaide sign Scholz
Port Adelaide have officially signed Glenelg ruck Matilda Scholz via the PSP, their second signing this period.
As part of the PSP, the Power are able to sign one underage player, if they turn 18 before April 30, 2023 and have completed their year 12 studies.
Scholz impressed in the SANFLW last season, playing 11 games and averaging 24 hitouts per match.
Port list manager Naomi Maidment said the club was excited to welcome Scholz for season eight.
“Matilda is a genuine ruck and a really exciting acquisition for our list,” Maidment said.
“At 188 centimetres, she is also super athletic, which is rarely seen for a player of that height. The difference between Matilda and other rucks is she's very good around the ground too.
Rising ruck heads to Alberton 🌟
Welcome, Matilda! 👏
— Port Adelaide AFLW (@pafc_w) March 2, 2023
Brisbane lose Bates, Bodey
Bates played 13 games last season in what was a stellar 2022 season, earning the W Award, her third best and fairest award and third All Australian nod.
Bodey meanwhile is set to depart after four seasons with the club. The 27-year-old made her debut for Brisbane in Round 1, 2020, going on to play 42 games for the club, including the 2021 premiership win.
The Hawks have three available spots for PSP recruits and have been targeting the Lions, now claiming two of their most valuable assets, keen to improve on a 15th place finish in 2022.
“They will be welcomed with open arms by the Hawthorn family and will change the way we move the ball in 2023.
Batesy and Greta have informed the Club that they will seek opportunities with other AFLW Clubs.
We've watched you both grow into superstars of the comp, thank you for everything ❤️https://t.co/8KYIcD0xtc
— Brisbane Lions AFLW (@lionsaflw) March 1, 2023
Ash Woodland makes cross-town move
Adelaide confirmed Woodland would join their rivals on Wednesday evening following reports of a move to Alberton Oval.
“While we are disappointed to lose Ash, we are really happy that we were able to help her fall back in love with football over the past three seasons,” Crows Head of Women's Football Phil Harper said.
“Ash came from SANFLW to playing in every game for the Crows, became an All-Australian and premiership player in 2022 and won our Club's leading goal kicker award in both Season Six and Seven which is a real testament to the time and effort she put into her craft.
“We wish Ash and her family all the best and she will always be part of the Crows family.”
Woodland has played for the Crows since 2021 after making her debut as a Demon in 2019, heading into season eight with 40 career games to her name.
The 24-year-old claimed the League's leading goalkicker award in 2022, booting 21 goals from 12 games, also earning an All-Australian inclusion.
With Woodland and Janelle Cuthbertson both making the move to Port, the Power have room for just one more PSP recruit.
Janelle Cuthbertson on the move
Cuthbertson made her debut the club in 2020 and has since played 24 games, named All Australian after a breakout 2021 season.
The 31-year-old will become Fremantle's sole loss through the PSP, able to lose just one player throughout the period due to their 2022 ladder positioning.
Molloy to depart Collingwood
The move was confirmed on Wednesday morning as the PSP officially opened, though the 24-year-old made the Pies aware of her decision last week.
Molloy made her debut for Collingwood in 2018, going on to play 47 games for the club, earning two All-Australian inclusions and a best and fairest award in 2018.
The Swans are able to sign five players during the signing period, while also granted three extra list spots for season eight.