The first AFLW Priority Signing Period is well underway, with plenty of big moves already happening, but plenty more to unfold before the signing period comes to its conclusion on March 8.

Emily Bates, Greta Bodey and Chloe Molloy are some of the big names that have dominated discussion so far, making interstate moves ahead of season eight, but there's still more to come.

With the four expansion clubs granted PSP powers, there are only 13 players that are able to be signed, with Sydney having five PSP spots, Port Adelaide and Hawthorn having three and Essendon with two.


The signing period will run from March 1 to March 8, swiftly followed by a sign and trade period prior to the supplementary draft.

Hawthorn have just one spot remaining and are seemingly seeking yet another Lion after their first two inclusions, with Cathy Svarc attracting attention.

Svarc has spent four seasons at the Lions, playing 43 games, 13 in a career-high season seven effort. Unlike her premiership teammates in Bates and Bodey, Svarc is yet to commit to a move to Waverley Park and is reportedly weighing up options from other Victorian teams.

Port Adelaide are looking at Under-18 All-Australian ruck Matilda Scholz after rules around underage selections were clarified, now able to recruit the AFL Academy player via the PSP.

Scholz, who currently plays for Glenelg, finished fifth in the club's best and fairest last season after playing close to 50% game time.

The Swans have snapped up Molloy, now looking to add more talent to their list via the PSP to avoid another last-place finish this season.

Paris McCarthy, who plays Gaelic football for Kerry, is attracting interest from Sydney to make the cross-code switch. McCarthy is currently on a basketball scholarship at East Tennessee State University but is close to joining the Swans, per the Irish Examiner.

The moves from the PSP are set to have knock-on effects for the sign and trade period which will run from March 10-20.

St Kilda forward Caitlin Greiser is attracting plenty of interest from Richmond, with the Tigers keen to add to their forward stocks. Greiser kicked six goals last season, not quite reaching the heights of 2020 when she claimed the league's goal-kicking award.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Caitlin Greiser of the Saints in action during the 2021 AFLW Round 01 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Western Bulldogs at RSEA Park on January 29, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Former Blue-turned-Saint Kate Shierlaw has also been linked to North Melbourne, coming off a ten-game, 13-goal season in 2022.

Replacing the affectionally named 'G-Train' and Shierlaw seems to be at the forefront of minds at the Saints, who are reportedly trying to lure former AFLW goalkicker Jesse Wardlaw, though look primed to see Tarni White and Clara Fitzpatrick head for the doors at Moorabbin to join Collingwood and Gold Coast, respectively.

Brisbane are facing an exodus of talent after their grand final defeat in season seven and will hope be active in the sign and trade period, while the club has also been in active discussions with Irishwoman Aishling Moloney, per reports from the Irish Examiner.

Clubs will be awarded compensation for losses during the PSP following the conclusion of the period, with the supplementary draft then set to be held on Tuesday, April 4. Clubs are not required to add to their lists during the draft.

The PSP will run until Wednesday, March 8.