After being a part of the Richmond Women's program in its inaugural year, Grace Egan is back in the Yellow & Black

The former VFLW Tiger, who played with the Club in 2018 and 2019 before moving across to Carlton for the last three AFLW seasons, said she was 'stoked' to be a Tiger again.

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"The culture here and the girls and what they've shown on-field, is something I was drawn to," she said.

"I'm pretty excited to be able to come back and play with the likes of Mon Conti, Katie Brennan, Ellie McKenzie and everyone else."

Excited by the growth within the program since Richmond joined the AFLW competition, the hard-tackler is looking forward to joining the team's young midfield brigade.

"I'm just looking to build on what I've achieved over the last few years and build a bond with the girls in the midfield like Ellie (McKenzie) and Mon (Conti)," Egan said.

"To be able to be that dominating midfield, win games and make finals."

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The 22-year-old slotted seamlessly into the AFLW back in 2020, receiving a nomination NAB AFLW Rising Star Award in 2020 and finishing 4th and 6th in the Carlton's best and fairest in her first two seasons.

After missing a large portion of last season due to a serious rib and lung injury, Egan is looking forward to getting another opportunity this year in the upcoming season. 

"I'm hoping this season coming is my season and I get to play in all games and we get a few wins under our belts," she said.