Tarrant joins the Swans after two seasons with Melbourne, where she played 13 games since her debut. A Sydney supporter herself, Tarrant is thrilled to be pulling on the red and white for Sydney's first season in the competition.
“My family and I have followed and supported the Swans for years now – I’ve never wanted anything more than this opportunity,” Tarrant said.
“I’ve been fortunate to have played AFLW over the past couple of years, including having finals experience, so I want to use that experience to help lift team and get us to a level where we can perform really well in our first season – and in the seasons to come.”
Swans AFLW coach Scott Gowans was full of praise for the 20-year-old.
“Brenna is a very versatile player, she can play back, mid or forward, and we’ve really gone for her experience in that, playing through all three lines at AFLW level,” Gowans said.
“She’s come from a good program in Melbourne, and we believe she’s got some really good growth in her football that we can utilise.”
Meanwhile, Anthony joins the Swans from the Dandenong Stingrays, where she has been plying her trade after being overlooked in last year's AFLW draft.
“I’m so excited to be with the Swans and am so keen to get started. When my manager told me I was joining the club I didn’t believe him, I got quite emotional,” Anthony said.
“It’s been quite a journey, a lot of ups and downs. It was obviously disappointing not to get drafted last year but I put in the hard yards to get here and am just so grateful to get this opportunity.”
Gowans said that the 18-year-old was a skilled young footballer, able to be used as a utility around the ground.
“Jaide is a very clever footballer,” Gowans said.
“She’s very good at identifying where the ball is going to land and getting there.
“She’s a highly skilled outside player who is able to impact the scoreboard but is also able to go back and play as a defender as well.”