Jess Hosking handballs during Richmond's clash against Brisbane in round one, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

WEST Coast has signed former Richmond utility Jess Hosking as a delisted free agent for the 2024 AFLW season.

Hosking was drafted to Carlton in 2016, making her debut in the opening round of the 2018 season.

The 28-year-old made the move to Richmond in 2021, joining her identical twin sister Sarah, before the Tigers decided against offering her a contract for 2024.

Hosking's versatility - she can play through the midfield, on the wing and down back – and experience was a drawcard for the developing Eagles.

"We have admired Jess' football from afar for several seasons and when the opportunity arose to be able to sign her we jumped at it," AFLW list manager Jordan Loxley said.

Jess Hosking celebrates a goal during the AFLW R9 match between Richmond and GWS in Mildura on October 23, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

"Jess brings over 50 games of experience with her, and with such a young playing list, we feel she is the perfect fit.

"We really admire the way Jess goes about her game and she will add some real toughness around the footy."

Speaking on an episode of Tagged earlier this month, Sarah Hosking said she was surprised by the Tigers' decision not to offer her sister a new deal.

"We grew up in the womb together, we're roommates, everything. I'm shattered. I'm shattered for Jess and I think she is as well," Sarah said.


"As sisters, naturally you want to play together and for Richmond as well, there's no bad blood there. It's an opportunity now for Jess. She's still got a s***load of footy ahead of her and she's really excited to see whatever that next chapter is.

"She's definitely still out there and keen to jump on another list."

Meanwhile, Greater Western Sydney has made two additions to its list with former Carlton utility Daisy Walker and ex-Gold Coast midfielder Claire Ransom signed as delisted free agents ahead of Saturday's deadline.

Daisy Walker celebrates a goal during the AFLW R6 match between Carlton and Western Bulldogs at Whitten Oval on October 6, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

Walker played 31 AFLW games in four seasons at the Blues, where she performed in a number of roles including as a defender, on the wing and in the forward line.

Ransom joins the Giants after being placed on Gold Coast's inactive list for 2023 for personal reasons. The 19-year-old was drafted by the Suns from Tasmania with pick No.34 in 2022.