WITH the season over, teams are making calls on how their list will look ahead of the 2023 AFLW Draft.
Keep up with every club's list changes below.
Last updated: December 18, 2023
ADELAIDE has delisted McKenzie Dowrick and Amber Ward following the club's preliminary final exit.
Dowrick, who previously played for Brisbane and West Coast, managed four games for the Crows in seasons six and seven before being moved to the inactive list for this year after a setback in her recovery from an ACL injury.
Ward played 14 games over two seasons for the Eagles before crossing to the Crows, where she managed four games.
"It is always a difficult time of year when we have to farewell players and, in this case, it unfortunately means saying goodbye to McKenzie and Amber," head of women's football Phil Harper said.
"Both are very popular members of our playing group and in their time here they have made our squad stronger which has ensured we have been able to remain competitive.
"We wish them all the best with for the future and thank them for the time and effort they have put into our AFLW program."
BRISBANE has made two list changes following its premiership triumph, with injury replacement player Caitlin Wendlend and untried Brooke Sheridan not offered contracts for 2024.
Wendland joined the Lions at the start of the season and played three games after debuting against Collingwood in round six.
Sheridan, an Academy product, was unable to break into the strong team.
Premiership defender Phoebe Monahan announced her retirement after 60 AFLW games over six seasons with Brisbane, Richmond and GWS.
CARLTON has farewelled Daisy Walker, Imogen Milford and Chloe Wrigley after delisting the trio following the end of the 2023 season.
Walker played 31 games for Carlton across three seasons while Milford played eight games in three seasons, including three this year.
Wrigley was picked up in the 2023 AFLW Supplementary Draft but did not play a game at senior level.
"Daisy, Imogen and Chloe have made a positive impact through their time at the Blues," Head of AFLW Ash Naulty said.
"They are all able to thrive in any environment which will hold them in good stead for what is to come.
"We wish them all nothing but the best for their future endeavours."
COLLINGWOOD forward Emily Smith will not be offered a contract for 2024, joining Jo Lin, Imogen Evans, Olivia Barber and inaugural Pie Sophie Casey as delistings after the 2023 season.
Smith, 28, joined the Pies as a cross-code rookie in 2022 after switching from cricket. She played nine games and kicked four goals for the club.
Casey played 62 games after debuting in 2017, while Lin managed 21 across four seasons.
Barber played two games in black and white after being traded to Collingwood ahead of season seven, 2022.
“On behalf of the club, I’d like to thank Sophie, Joanna, Imogen and Olivia for their dedication to our program," the Pies' women's footy boss Jess Burger said.
"Whilst it is always hard to see people depart our program, all four players have brought something unique to our club which we’re grateful for.
"A special thank you to Sophie who debuted in the club’s first ever game. She will leave a lasting legacy as inaugural player who epitomised our 'side by side' club value consistently across her seven years at Collingwood.
"Joanna and Imogen have shown great development within our environment and the pair consistently demonstrated a team-first mentality.
"Olivia brought great energy to our program and unfortunately a number of setbacks hindered her ability to be a regular contributor on field.
"We wish the four women all the best for their future endeavours."
FORMER St Kilda player Leah Cutting and inaugural Bomber Joanne Doonan have not been offered contracts by Essendon for 2024.
Cutting joined the club ahead of this season after playing seven games at the Saints and made her debut in red and black in round three against Adelaide.
Doonan featured 11 games for the Bombers over two seasons, including two this year.
"This is always a difficult time of year when we have to farewell players. We thank Leah and Jo for the positive impact they've both had on the program throughout their time in the red and black," general manager of AFLW Aysha Ward said.
"Leah and Jo have both provided leadership and guidance to their teammates, always showing care and support while bringing energy to the program."
The Bombers also delisted Renee Tierney and Alana Barba after four and 10 games respectively for the club.
Essendon defender Danielle Marshall has also decided to hang up the boots after 23 games across the Bombers and Western Bulldogs.
Marshall was the first American to play AFLW, joining the Bulldogs in 2020, and was signed to Essendon's inaugural list last year after time spent with the club's VFLW program.
"Obviously, it's never easy to step away from playing a sport you love. Even harder is stepping a distance away from all the people involved," Marshall said.
"My journey in this sport has been made possible by so many people who believed in me. I couldn't possibly thank them all. From the ones who brought me here and hosted me to the coaches and players I learned from and grew with."
KEY FORWARD Sarah Wielstra is one of two Fremantle players not offered a 2024 contract.
Wielstra played 13 games over three seasons, including seven in 2023.
Untried ruck Emmelie Fielder has also been delisted after being drafted with pick No.7 in the Supplementary Draft in April.
Fremantle has also delisted midfielder Nikki Nield. Nield joined the Dockers via trade from Adelaide ahead of season seven and played nine games for the club – all in 2022.
Airlie Runnalls has also been delisted, but Fremantle has committed to re-drafting the winger at Monday's draft.
FORMER netballer Sammy Gooden is one of three players not offered a new contract by Geelong for 2024.
Gooden failed to play a senior game for the Cats after spending the past two seasons on the inactive list.
Mia Skinner and Ingrid Houtsma have also been delisted, the former having played five games in the hoops.
Geelong Falcons product Houtsma joined the club after a trade from Richmond and ran out seven times for the VFLW side.
"Mia has been involved with our AFLW program for four seasons and has been a strong teammate and has shown great resilience to fight her way back to play at AFLW level," assistant general manager of football Brett Johnson said.
"Ingrid has contributed a lot to our program since crossing from Richmond ahead of Season 7 and leaves our club as someone who has grown significantly as a player and a person.
"Although we didn’t see Sammy feature much on-field, she has always remained connected with the group while she worked through her return to play program after giving birth to her daughter Billie.
"Mia, Ingrid and Sammy have all been fantastic people to have at Geelong, and we wish them all the best in their next step."
GOLD Coast has cut three players including Tahlia Meyer, Kaylee Kimber and Claire Ransom.
Meyer played 11 games over two seasons with the Suns after crossing from St Kilda, while Kimber managed three games before being placed on the inactive list due to a stress fracture in her foot. Ransom played twice for the Suns in season seven.
"Tahlia, Kaylee and Claire will always be Gold Coast Suns players having all earned their opportunities to represent the club in the AFLW," Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said.
"All three have been valued members of our program across the last two seasons with Kaylee also joining the growing list of players to represent our club from the Mackay region.
"We would like to thank all three players for their contributions and wish them all the best in their future endeavours."
The Suns have also delisted Gabrielle Biedenweg-Webster after two seasons on the list. The defender was a priority selection ahead of season seven, recruited from Williamstown in the VFLW competition and played three games for Gold Coast.
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
GREATER Western Sydney has delisted 22-gamer Tait Mackrill after stress fractures injuries curtailed her past two seasons.
A strong inside midfielder, Mackrill won the Giants' Jacinda Barclay Fearless Award in 2021 but struggled to get on the park in season seven and 2023.
Mackrill is one of six Giants to not be offered a contract for 2024, alongside Grace Hill, Tess Cattle, Zara Hamilton, Isadora Mcleay and Teagan Germech.
Originally joining GWS as an injury replacement player, defender Hill played six games in 2023.
A Giants Academy product, Cattle was selected with pick No.86 in the 2023 NAB AFLW Draft and played one game.
Hamilton joined the Giants as a free agent ahead of season seven, but did not play a senior game.
McLeay spent three seasons at the club, with her progress stunted by a serious knee injury.
Germech played seven games for the club, all of them this year.
HAWTHORN has delisted Sarah Perkins and Janet Baird after the pair's two seasons with the Hawks.
Perkins, 30, featured five times for Hawthorn, while Baird played one game after both were in Hawthorn's inaugural squad in season seven.
Across her AFLW career, Perkins has played 40 games for four different clubs.
"We thank Sarah and Janet for their contribution to our football club across the past two seasons," Hawks AFLW list manager Mitchell Cashion said.
"They will always be inaugural Hawks and we wish them all the best for what comes next."
Hawthorn also delisted Zoe Barbakos, who played seven games for the club.
The Hawks finished 14th in 2023 with a 3-7 win-loss record.
MELBOURNE has delisted Jordan Ivey and Samantha Johnson after a disappointing finish to its AFLW season.
Ivey played six games for the Demons and Johnson featured three times, after both joined in mid-2022.
Johnson sat out most of last season due to the birth of her son, Luca.
Melbourne finished second on the ladder in 2023 with an 8-2 win-loss record before suffering a straight-sets finals exit.
"As everyone is aware, it's difficult to come to these decisions, but we must continue to find ways for our list to evolve and grow," Melbourne AFLW list manager Todd Patterson said.
"Both Sammie and Jordi have had a significant impact on the program and have pushed themselves, and their teammates, every day to get better.
"It's an incredible effort that Sammie was able to return so quickly post-pregnancy, and put herself in a position that we had full confidence she could play at the level.
"She has had a deep impact on our program, even before officially joining it with her outstanding leadership at Casey, and welcoming her family to our club has been one of the more special parts of our history to date.
"Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the best of Jordi due to persistent injuries.
"Jordi has had a terrific career to date and we saw snippets of what she is capable of. However, we aren't in a position currently to forecast her availability for next season."
The Dees have now made three changes to their list since season's end, with Georgina Fowler announcing last week she was stepping away from the game.
NORTH Melbourne delisted four players ahead of the AFLW Draft, with Sophia McCarthy, Charli Granville, Hannah Bowey and Cassidy Mailer told they will not be offered contracts for 2024.
McCarthy, Granville and Bowey each played four games after joining the Kangaroos in 2022 ahead of season seven, while Mailer did not run out at the highest level.
"We thank Sophia, Charli, Hannah and Cassidy for everything they have given across their two seasons with the Kangaroos," head of women's football Nathan Hrovat said.
"It is always tough to make these kinds of decisions, and we wish all four girls the best for their future endeavours."
North Melbourne has also delisted utility Lucy Burke with the intention of re-drafting her in Monday's draft.
PORT Adelaide has delisted Litonya Cockatoo-Motlap, joining her twin sister Laquoiya in not being offered a new contract for 2024.
Litonya, a 20-year-old defender, played five games in the AFLW after making her debut in round eight of 2022.
"We wish Litonya all the best for the next chapter of her football career," Port list manager Naomi Maidment said.
"Litonya is a wonderful person and we have enjoyed watching her grow in our program. We thank her for her contribution to our club."
RICHMOND midfielder Jess Hosking surprisingly won't be back with the Tigers in 2024.
Hosking, 27, played just three games this season after suffering an ankle syndesmosis injury.
She played in 23 games across three seasons with Richmond, having featured 30 times for Carlton prior to joining the Tigers.
Forward Stephanie Williams also won't return to the club next year.
"I would like to thank Steph and Jess for their hard work and passion during their time at Richmond," Tigers head of women's football Kate Sheahan said.
"Jess brought a lot of experience to our program and played her part in some strong periods for us, including featuring in both of our finals last year.
"Steph brought a lot to our football program and broader club and even while inactive on our playing list in 2023, Steph has remained engaged and supportive of the team.
"We wish them both well."
The Tigers have also delisted trio Sarah D'Arcy, Meg MacDonald, and Lilly Pearce.
D'Arcy, who joined the club from Collingwood in 2021, played 47 games across the two clubs over eight seasons. MacDonald made her name as a defensive midfielder in Richmond's finals push in season seven, while Pearce was an ultimately untried ruck option signed as an injury replacement for the 2023 season.
INAUGURAL St Kilda player Rosie Dillon is among five players delisted by the club.
Dillon was a crucial cog in the Saints' formative years, sharing best and fairest honours in the club's inaugural campaign.
The inside midfielder played 31 games, including three in 2023, after being drafted from Box Hill.
Deanna Jolliffe, Erin McKinnon, Renee Saulitis and Jayde Van Dyk have also been informed they will not receive a contract for next season.
McKinnon arrived at St Kilda from Greater Western Sydney ahead of season seven, but concussion and injury setbacks limiting her to just seven appearances for the Saints.
A product of the Southern Saints and captain of the side during its maiden Grand Final berth last season, Jolliffe played nine games at the top level.
An ACL rupture to Saulitis in a practice game prior to season seven saw her feature just once in 2023, with the small forward-turned-defender running out for 10 games after making her debut in the opening round of 2021.
Meanwhile, Van Dyk was moved to the inactive list before the start of the 2023 season following her own ACL injury in early in season seven, playing 20 games for the club on top of her previous 10 for Carlton.
"On behalf of the club and our women's program, we'd like to thank Rosie, Deanna, Erin, Renee and Jayde for everything they have given to the club," Saints women's footy manager Tessie McManus said.
"All five arrived at St Kilda through their own distinct pathways and their subsequent journeys have been just as diverse, but all have had an impact on the club and their teammates both on and off the field."
IRISH import Jennifer Higgins and Sydney Academy product Kiara Beesley are among five players delisted by the Swans.
Higgins joined the club ahead of the 2023 season after playing 13 seasons of Gaelic football, but a pre-season ACL injury ruled her out for the campaign.
Beesley played four games in Sydney colours but also suffered a knee injury this season.
Sarah Ford, Jaide Anthony and Kate Reynolds have also been delisted by the Swans, who reached the semi-finals in 2023.
"We thank Jenny, Sarah, Jaide, Kiara and Kate for their valuable contribution to the club," Swans general manager of football – AFLW Kate Mahony said.
"This is one of the toughest parts of our job, where list management decisions have to be made.
"Each of these players had a role at this club and contributed to the fabric of our team. Whilst their path is taking a different direction, we thank them for their time in the red and white.
"On behalf of everyone at the club, we wish them all the very best for the future."
Bridie Kennedy has also departed the Swans after making the decision to delist herself due to personal reasons.
Kennedy played 12 games across two seasons for Sydney, after previously playing for Carlton.
The 24-year-old is moving back to Melbourne to be with family and continue her teaching studies.
WEST Coast has continued its significant list turnover, opting to delist small forward Krstel Petrevski and midfielder Ella Smith.
Petrevski was recruited from Melbourne ahead of season seven and played six games that year, but missed all of the 2023 season with an ankle injury. Meanwhile Smith, who joined the club during the same off-season, was signed as a priority selection and played five games across two seasons.
THE WESTERN Bulldogs have delisted Daisy Bateman and Bailey Hunt after a disappointing 2023 season.
Bateman played 14 games for the Bulldogs after crossing from North Melbourne ahead of season seven.
"On behalf of the Club, we thank Daisy for her contribution to the red, white and blue across the last two seasons," Bulldogs footy director Chris Grant said.
"In her short time here, she became a valued part of our program. We wish her all the best for the future."
Hunt was drafted with pick No.60 in the 2016 draft and was the equal-first nominee for the Rising Star award in round one, 2017.
"We would like to thank Bailey for everything she has given across her eight seasons at the Bulldogs, both as a player and also during her time in the Club’s administration team," Bulldogs list boss Mick Sandry said.
"Bailey is much-loved by the entire program, and always gave maximum effort for her teammates. She will forever be a premiership Bulldog.
"We wish Bailey all the best for the future."