Profile: Jessica Rentsch
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Number 2 pick Jessica Rentsch is presented her jumper by Daisy Pearce, Senior Coach of the Eagles during the 2023 AFLW Draft at Marvel Stadium on December 18, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Pick: 2

DOB: 11/10/05

Height: 172cm

Position: Midfielder

Recruited from: GWV Rebels


Draft bio:

Jess Rentsch is an exciting young midfielder with outstanding athleticism and leadership. The GWV Rebels skipper overcame a serious leg injury last year to build form in 2023 and finish off with her best performance in the final round of the Talent League Girls season. Rentsch is a penetrating kick by foot, with explosive speed off the mark and strong ability to take the ball at top speed without breaking stride. Her run and carry is eye-catching and with ball-in hand, she can build up metres gained to open up the opposition on transition. With her strength, ability to play inside, outside or half-back, Rentsch has plenty of upside that will hold her in good stead for the elite level.

Profile: Kayley Kavanagh
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Kayley Kavanagh of Vic Metro breaks a tackle during the 2023 AFL National Championships match between Vic Metro and South Australia at Avalon Airport Oval on July 09, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Chadwick/AFL Photos)

Pick: 14

DOB: 06/07/2005

Height: 169cm

Position: Midfielder

Recruited from: Calder Cannons

Draft bio:

Kayley Kavanagh impressed this year with an incredibly consistent season with both the Calder Cannons and Vic Metro. Kavanagh started the year as a standard ball-winning inside midfielder, but added to her game throughout 2023 to finish the year as Vic Metro’s MVP and an All-Australian. Despite her inside game being one of her main strengths, her outside game came a long way in 2023 and showed what she can be capable of at the next level. She is a reliable contributor with her production, defensive pressure and clean hands and her eagerness to improve makes her an exciting pickup with plenty of upside.

Profile: Georgie Cleaver
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Georgie Cleaver of Australia U18 kicks during the AFLW National Academy match between Australia U18 and the U23 All Stars at Punt Road Oval on May 08, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/AFL Photos )

Pick: 39

DOB: 14/08/05

Height: 181cm

Position: Ruck

Recruited from: East Fremantle

Draft bio:

Georgie Cleaver is a dual sport elite athlete who is a member of the AFL National Academy and the Australian U19 netball team. She represented the Australian U18 team against the U23 All Stars at Marvel Stadium and was impressive in the ruck with 13 disposals and 11 hitouts. Clever played for Western Australia in the opening game of the National Championships against South Australia and finished with 19 disposals and four tackles in defence. She’s a left-footer who is both strong in the air and clean below her knees, she also starred for East Fremantle at senior level this year.

Profile: Matilda Sergeant

Pick: 42

DOB: 13/03/1999

Height: 169cm

Position: Midfielder/defender

Recruited from: Claremont

Draft bio:

Matilda Sergeant has developed into an exciting defensive midfielder, the former Fremantle Docker having already played 19 games at the elite level. She was originally drafted to Fremantle in the 2018 AFLW Draft, debuting in round nine of the 2019 season. Fremantle delisted Sergeant in March of 2023, and she has since spent time as a train on player for the West Coast Eagles. She has talent in spades and her game experience makes her a welcome inclusion to the club.