A Queensland local has returned home following one of the biggest trades in AFLW history involving five clubs.
Jordan Membrey will return home to the Gold Coast where her football journey began at the Carrara Saints. She went on to play senior footy for the Coolangatta Bluebirds and QAFLW for Wilston Grange before her AFLW debut with the Lions in 2017. She has played 28 AFLW games across stints and Collingwood and Brisbane and joins the SUNS with a wealth of experience.
Coorparoo’s Ellie Hampson joins the Lions’ den after playing 23 games in four seasons for the SUNS.
The 22-year-old grew up playing footy in Townsville for Hermit Park and will reunite with seven teammates from the Under 18 Queensland side which was a part of the 2018 NAB AFL National Championships.
As part of the trade former Lions Lulu Pullar is headed to North Melbourne and Jesse Wardlaw to St Kilda.
The SUNS have picked up Clara Fitzpatrick from the Saints and young midfielder Ella Maurer from North Melbourne with Hampson heading to the Lions and fellow foundation player Serene Watson headed to St Kilda.
The GC SUNS now hold picks 6, 10, 28 and 46 ahead of next month’s NAB AFLW Draft.