Former Richmond ruck and train-on player Alice Edmonds has been added to the Western Bulldogs’ AFLW squad for the 2022 season.
A basketball convert, Edmonds is known for her athleticism and strong presence around the ground.
She has been added to the list as a replacement player for Gabby Newton, who was placed on the Inactive List following a dual shoulder reconstruction.
“Alice is someone we’ve had our eye on for a couple of years through her time in the AFLW at Richmond,” Bulldogs’ AFLW Head of List Management and Recruiting, Mick Sandry, said.
“She’s a tall and athletic footballer with huge potential that we feel will really benefit our program.
“In her short time as a train-on player with our group she has fitted in seamlessly and we can’t wait to have her now fully integrated into the team.
“Alice definitely has what it takes to impact in the AFLW and has a big future ahead of her.”
Edmonds represented the Tigers on six occasions in 2020, but was unable to breakthrough for senior selection in 2021.
Representing Port Melbourne in the VFLW this season – via Richmond’s alignment - she averaged 27 hit outs and 11 disposals from seven matches, while slotting four goals.