Richmond Football Club advises that AFLW players Sarah D’Arcy, Meg Macdonald and Lilly Pearce will not be offered contracts for the 2024 season.

D’Arcy, 32, played 23 games for Richmond across four seasons after being recruited to the Club from Collingwood ahead of the 2021 AFLW season.

The inaugural AFLW player also featured 24 times for the Magpies, taking her career total to 47. The key forward/back has booted 13 goals.


Macdonald played 23 games for the Tigers across three seasons since joining the Club as a replacement player in the lead-up to the 2022 AFLW season.

The inside midfielder played 10 games during the successful Season 7, including both finals appearances, making meaningful contributions through the middle of the ground.


Pearce joined the Club from Queensland in the pre-season but could not break through for her AFLW debut.

The 20-year-old had previously been a train-on player at recent premiers Brisbane.

Richmond Head of Women’s Football, Kate Sheahan, thanked all three players for their hard work during their time at the Club.

“We wish Sarah, Meg, and Lilly all the best for their future pursuits on and off the field,” she said.

“Sarah came to us from Collingwood and added a lot to our program with her experience- she had some injury troubles in recent years but played some very good football for us across her four seasons.


“Meg has been an extremely popular member of our program and has given her all over the past three years.

“Lilly moved to Victoria in July and put her best foot forward while at the Club. She is still very young in her football career, and we wish her well for the journey ahead.”

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