The Western Bulldogs have locked in their AFLW list of 30 players for the 2020 season.
It was finalised today, with the signing of South Australian free agent Hannah Munyard.
The Bulldogs swooped on the 18-year-old following Tuesday’s NAB AFLW Draft. The line-breaking midfielder represented South Australia at under-18 level and has played in back-to-back SANFLW premierships with South Adelaide.
Munyard joins the seven Victorian teenagers selected by the Bulldogs in the draft to complete a new-look squad for 2020, headlined by number one pick Gabby Newton.
More than one-third of the Bulldogs’ playing group is now aged 21 or under.
Newton was one of four top-10 picks for the Bulldogs, alongside Nell Morris-Dalton (pick six), Gemma Lagioia (eight) and Bulldogs VFLW product Elisabeth Georgostathis (nine).
Father-daughter selection Isabella Grant (47), Britney Gutknecht (48) and Amelia Van Oosterwijck rounded out the Bulldogs’ draft haul.
“We couldn’t be happier with the players we’ve been able to add to our list,” Bulldogs’ AFLW list manager Mick Sandry said.
“Our strategy heading into the draft was very clear. We were able to bring in the best young talent available with our picks, while addressing some specific needs in terms of our list build.
“We were able to strengthen our forward half, while adding some extra speed to our line-up and more depth to our midfield.
“On top of the seven Victorian players we secured in the draft, we have also been able to secure South Australian midfielder Hannah Munyard as a free agent, who we rate highly.
“We are confident this group of exciting, talented young footballers will help drive our team and culture in the years to come.”
The Bulldogs have retained 19 players from 2019, with former Melbourne player Ashleigh Guest and international signings Katy Herron (Ireland) and Dani Marshall (USA) also to pull on the red, white and blue this season.
Western Bulldogs AFLW Squad: Brooke Lochland, Ellie Blackburn, Isabel Huntington, Kirsten McLeod, Deanna Berry, Eleanor Brown, Nicole Callinan, Lauren Spark, Celine Moody, Ellyse Gamble, Aisling McCarthy, Naomi Ferres, Bailey Hunt, Hannah Scott, Aisling Utri, Kimberley Rennie, Kirsty Lamb, Bonnie Toogood, Angelica Gogos, Ashleigh Guest, Katy Herron, Dani Marshall, Gabby Newton, Nell Morris-Dalton, Gemma Lagioia, Elisabeth Georgostathis, Isabella Grant, Britney Gutknecht, Amelia Van Ooosterwijck, Hannah Munyard