Rebecca Privitelli has informed GWS that she will take up an offer to play for the Swans next season.
On Monday the Giants confirmed the 27-year-old has made the decision to play for the expansion club and is expected to join the team next season.
Originally from Victoria, Privitelli made her debut for Carlton's AFLW team before moving to the Giants in 2018. The forward played two seasons with GWS before taking a year off to prioritise her own life choices and asses her goals.
Privitelli has expressed her love for the club and admits it was not an easy decision.
“The Giants are a club like no other and I will forever hold a special place in my heart for my Giants family,” Privitelli said, via the club's website.
“I will forever be grateful for the belief the club had in me and the opportunities they have given me to play the game I love.
“There are so many incredible people that make this club so special; the fans, staff, coaches, my teammates and everyone who has been involved in my journey."
Women’s football boss at GWS, Briana Harvey, expressed her disappointment in parting ways with the key forward.
“We’re disappointed to see 'Priv' leave but respect her decision and commend her professional and mature approach in handling the decision,” Harvey said.
“We’re pleased that 'Priv' re-found her love for the game of footy again in Sydney and hope she continues that enjoyment for the game at her new club.”
Privitelli played a total of 25 games for GWS, kicking 14 goals. She also won the AFLW Mark of the Year with the club in 2020, with her strong aerial ability surely a marquee attribute to bolster the Syndey team in the future.
The addition of Privitelli's signature will add to a busy signing spree for the Swans, who will enter the AFLW next season along with fellow expansion sides Essendon, Hawthorn and Port Adelaide.