Richmond is delighted to have secured emerging ruck Montana McKinnon following a trade with multiple clubs today.

In summary, following a remarkable 11-club trade, Richmond received McKinnon and selection No. 13 at next Monday night’s AFLW Draft and parted ways with pick No. 11 and No. 29.

McKinnon arrives at the Swinburne Centre following 31 games for the Crows since being selected as the first South Australian pick in the 2019 AFLW Draft.

The 22-year-old, who won two premierships at SANFLW level before being drafted, has been a member of the successful Crows AFLW team over the past four years.

McKinnon averaged 7.7 disposals and 15.7 hitouts per game in 2023, impressing with her athleticism, strong aerial ability, work rate and ability to cover the ground.


Richmond Head of Women’s Football, Kate Sheahan, said McKinnon was a big coup for the Club.

“Montana was a highly sought-after player this off-season, such is her talent and the demand for dynamic talls,” Sheahan said.

“As a young player, she has done very well to contribute to a quality line-up at Adelaide, and she is ready to take her game to a new level in the coming seasons.

“Montana will add another dimension to our side and give us great versatility as to how we use our tall options. We are excited to have her joining us at Richmond and can’t wait to see her in the yellow and black.”

Sheahan added that McKinnon will benefit from having been a part of a great football program at Adelaide.

“Montana comes to us from a very successful club that has been the benchmark in the AFLW competition. She will bring winning habits to Richmond.”

McKinnon’s arrival will see her form a formidable combination of ruck options for the AFLW Tigers alongside Gabby Seymour and Poppy Kelly.

Richmond now holds picks 13, 43 and 49 at next Monday’s 2023 AFLW Draft.