MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09: Katie Brennan of the Bulldogs looks on during the 2019 NAB AFLW Round 02 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Geelong Cats at Victoria University Whitten Oval on February 09, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Richmond have made their first AFLW signing a big one, with former Western Bulldogs captain Katie Brennan joining the club on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old is one of the league’s best players, and was a marquee signing for the first AFLW season.

“In Katie we see a wonderful person and a talented footballer who sets elite training standards,” Richmond Head of Women’s Football, Kate Sheahan told

“We view Katie as one of the best players in the AFLW competition, and we’re excited by her talent, skill and drive to succeed.

“We have done a lot of work through our VFLW program to build a culture that players want to be a part of, and it is fantastic to now add some experience to our ranks.

“We will continue to look at all opportunities to build a strong AFLW list and are incredibly excited about the next couple of weeks.”

Brennan will also play for Richmond in the VFLW.