Aisling McCarthy is a force to be reckoned with on-field, with sheer grit and resolve exuding through her playing style.

The pragmatic onballer possesses an exhilarating and unique football sense, whilst also maintaining a strong clearance ability through congestion.

As well as this, the Best Club Person runner up has an unparalleled work rate, sitting second in the Eagles’ line-up for metres gained in the 2021 season.

McCarthy came in at fourth for contested possessions, third in clearances and tackles, and first in inside 50 entries, making her an important asset to the West Coast outfit going forward.

“It’s really good to sign Aish on again. Her injuries really restricted her this year from being her best, but along with Bella (Lewis) she’s probably our most consistent player when she’s on the park,” AFLW coach Daniel Pratt said.

“Having Aish’s quality in the midfield, especially regaining (Dana) Hooker, next year after her injury, and ‘Swanny’ (Emma Swanson) fully fit, able to get through a full pre-season, I feel like our midfield is going to keep growing.

“The strength will be seen on game day.”