Young gun Rylie Wilcox will be a Bulldog until at least the end of 2026 after signing a three-year deal.

Wilcox joined the Kennel via the Club’s first selection (Pick 21 overall) in the 2022 AFLW Draft.

The hard-running midfielder has played 19 games since her debut in the opening round of Season 7 and has been nominated for the NAB AFLW Rising Star award twice.

Wilcox said while getting through an uninterrupted pre-season is her primary goal in 2024, she’s excited by what the following years might hold.


“I’m so pumped to get the next three years under my belt – I’m very excited to get stuck into it,” the 19-year-old said.

“I want to grow as a leader for the younger girls, continue to develop my skills and just be the best player I can be.

“I love the girls and the staff – we’ve got a couple of new starters including Tam as coach, but everyone is just great and are such great personalities.”

Bulldogs’ Head of List Management and Recruiting AFLW, Mick Sandry, said he was delighted to keep Wilcox at the Kennel.

“At only 19 years of age, Rylie has already proven her ability to impact games to a high level,” Sandry said.

“We’re excited to see her continue to develop and excel at the Bulldogs for the next three years and beyond.”


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