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AFLW Tigers add more star power with Frederick

AFLW: Sabrina signs on Sabrina Frederick speaks to Roar Vision about signing up to be part of Richmond's inaugural AFLW team.

Richmond has landed another significant coup with Sabrina Frederick committing to the Club for the next two seasons.

The Tigers traded their first-round selection in this year’s AFLW National Draft, currently pick no. 12 overall, to the Brisbane Lions in exchange for the star forward/ruck.

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Frederick has played all of Brisbane Lions’ 23 AFLW games, including two grand finals, is a two-time All-Australian (2017, ’18) and former AFLW Rising Star nominee.

She was also one of the Lions’ original marquee players for the competition’s inaugural season in 2017.

After moving to Perth from Brighton, England, at the age of seven, Frederick played for South Fremantle in the WAWFL before crossing over to the Lions.

She is a great ambassador for the game with roles in Participation and AFL Game Development at AFL Queensland, as well as being an AFL Multicultural Ambassador.

Richmond Head of Women’s Football, Kate Sheahan, said the Club could not have been more impressed by the 22-year-old.

“Sabrina is a terrific player and person who we feel will fit seamlessly into our football program,” she said.

“The sky is the limit with “Sabs”, and we are ecstatic that she will be wearing the Yellow and Black.”

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Richmond CEO Brendon Gale added that in Frederick, the Club had welcomed another great role model for young Richmond supporters.

“It is fantastic to have Sabrina on board and we are all very excited about what she can bring to the Club on and off the field,” he said.

“To now have six AFLW players on our list is a wonderful achievement by our football department.”

Confirmed Richmond AFLW players for 2020:

Katie Brennan
Iilish Ross
Phoebe Monahan
Maddy Brancatisano

Christina Bernardi
Sabrina Frederick