STAR forward Katie Brennan will captain the Western Bulldogs in the inaugural season of the NAB AFL Women's competition.

The Dogs picked up Brennan, 24, as a marquee selection. The Queensland-native has represented the club in exhibition games since the first clash against Melbourne in 2013.

In Brennan's past three years at Darebin in the Victorian Women's Football League, she booted over 150 goals, with the Falcons winning premierships in each of those years.

With her massive tank and exceptional work ethic, she will be able to run opposition defenders into the ground.

Coach Paul Groves said Brennan is a natural leader and an obvious choice to lead the club.

"Katie is an outstanding individual to have around the football club," he said on the club's site.

"Her work ethic is second to none, and her pride in the jumper is inspiring to the group.

"We're all embarking on this historic journey together and it's a credit to Katie that her teammates have chosen her as the one they want to lead them."

The Bulldogs meet Fremantle at Whitten Oval on Saturday night with both sides expected to be among the better teams in the competition.