Inaugural Eagle Ashton Hill has announced her retirement from football after three seasons at the club, while Evie Gooch has been moved onto West Coast’s AFLW inactive list due to a long-term wrist injury.
Hill was signed in 2019 after participating in the Eagles' academy, with her quality kicking and ability to read the game catching the eyes of recruiters.
Unfortunately, the luckless Eagle suffered an ACL injury in the club's first game against Collingwood, and she subsequently missed the next two seasons before making an uplifting comeback this year.
After returning to the team in round three, the smooth-moving defender played the remainder of the campaign and finished seventh in the Club Champion count.
The 26-year-old has retired to focus on work and family, with senior coach Michael Prior saying she will be missed.
"We loved having 'Hilly' at the club, and the girls will definitely miss having her around," Prior said.
"It was a long road to recovery for 'Hilly,' but to see her come out the other side and play almost a full season was fantastic.
"The girls were ecstatic when she was named in round three and it was great to see her out on the field again amongst teammates.
"In the hub, it was great to have 'Hilly' contribute in an off-field sense as well, and the girls loved having her there.
"We wish 'Hilly' the best of luck as she retires to focus on her career and building a family."
Meanwhile, experienced defender Gooch will contribute in a development coaching role (backline) for the upcoming season while she is sidelined by injury.
"It's going to be great to have someone of Gooch's calibre taking on a coaching role next season," Head of Female Football Michelle Cowan said.
"While she'll obviously be missed on field, her experience around the game will be invaluable in a coaching position.
"It will also be fantastic to have her impart some of this knowledge on our younger group of players and help them develop their craft.
"We can't wait to have Gooch in this role next season as she recovers from her wrist injury."