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Tigers allocated No.1 pick in 2019 AFLW Draft

Richmond has been allocated the prized No.1 pick in the 2019 NAB AFL Women's Draft as a priority selection.

The Tigers, one of four teams entering the competition next season, have been given seven priority picks after signing six players from other teams in the first phase of the AFLW Trade and Signing Period. 

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Richmond and the other expansion teams – Gold Coast, St Kilda and West Coast – had the opportunity to sign up to 12 players in the two-week window that finished last Thursday. 

If the teams did not sign 12 players, the AFL allocated them priority picks to make up the shortfall, with all four given one extra priority pick on top of their allotments. 

The four sides are only able to trade one priority selection in a round where they have been granted multiple priority picks. 

St Kilda has four priority selections, Gold Coast two and West Coast just the one. 

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It's a similar result to last year's expansion period, which saw Geelong allocated six picks before North Melbourne had its first, a reflection of their contrasting list-building approaches. 

The AFL released a statement explaining this year’s round of priority selections, saying it took into consideration:

  • An assessment of the expansion signings for each team
  • The players selected by each team through the 17-year-old priority selection period
  • The need for existing teams to receive selections in the draft that reflect their finishing positions in 2019

Compensation picks after the Trade and Signing Period have also been announced, with Brisbane (pick 20), Fremantle (21), Greater Western Sydney (23) and Western Bulldogs (24) receiving a pick at the start of the second round. 

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After losing 11 players during the first Trade and Signing Period, Brisbane – through picks received in trades – has four selections in the first round before cross-town rival Gold Coast has its first selection (18). 

Following a strong signing period, West Coast's first selection is pick 19. 

2019 NAB AFLW DRAFT ORDER AS AT APRIL 23

Round 1         
1          Richmond                    Priority selection 1
2          Collingwood   
3          Brisbane Lions           
4          GWS Giants
5          St Kilda                        Priority selection 1
6          Western Bulldogs       
7          Richmond                    Priority selection 2
8          Melbourne      
9          St Kilda                        Priority selection 2
10        North Melbourne        
11        Geelong Cats
12        Fremantle       
13        Carlton
14        Adelaide Crows
15        Brisbane Lions            Previously St Kilda (Kate McCarthy Trade)
16        Brisbane Lions            Previously Richmond (Sabrina Frederick Trade)
17        Brisbane Lions            Previously West Coast (McKenzie Dowrick Trade)
18        Gold Coast Suns       
 
Round 2         
19        West Coast                 Priority selection 1
20        Brisbane Lions            Compensation selection
21        Fremantle                    Compensation selection
22        Gold Coast Suns        Priority selection 1
23        GWS Giants                Compensation selection
24        Western Bulldogs        Compensation selection
25        Richmond                    Priority selection 3
26        Collingwood   
27        St Kilda                        Priority selection 3
28        Brisbane Lions           
29        GWS Giants   
30        Western Bulldogs       
31        Richmond                    Priority selection 4
32        North Melbourne        
33        St Kilda                        Priority selection 4
34        Geelong Cats 
35        Fremantle       
36        Carlton
37        Adelaide Crows          
38        Gold Coast Suns       
39        West Coast    
40        Richmond       
41        St Kilda           
 
Round 3         
42        Gold Coast Suns        Priority selection 2
43        Richmond                    Priority selection 5
44        Collingwood   
45        Brisbane Lions           
46        GWS Giants   
47        Western Bulldogs       
48        Melbourne      
49        North Melbourne        
50        Geelong Cats 
51        Fremantle       
52        Carlton
53        Adelaide Crows          
54        St Kilda           
55        Richmond       
56        West Coast    
57        Gold Coast Suns
 
Round 4         
58        Richmond                    Priority selection 6
59        Collingwood   
60        Brisbane Lions           
61        GWS Giants
62        Western Bulldogs       
63        Melbourne      
64        North Melbourne        
65        Geelong Cats 
66        Fremantle       
67        Carlton
68        Adelaide Crows          
69        Gold Coast Suns       
70        West Coast    
71        Richmond       
72        St Kilda           
 
Round 5         
73        Richmond                    Priority selection 7
74        Collingwood   
75        Brisbane Lions           
76        GWS Giants   
77        Western Bulldogs       
78        Melbourne      
79        North Melbourne        
80        Geelong Cats 
81        Fremantle       
82        Carlton
83        Adelaide Crows          
84        St Kilda           
85        Richmond       
86        West Coast    
87        Gold Coast Suns
 
Round 6         
88        Richmond       
89        St Kilda           
90        West Coast    

PICKS BY CLUB

Adelaide: 14, 37, 53, 68, 83

Brisbane: 3, 15 (traded from St Kilda), 16 (traded from Richmond), 17 (traded from West Coast), 20 (compensation), 28, 45, 60, 75

Carlton: 13, 36, 52, 67, 82

Collingwood: 2, 26, 44, 59, 74

Fremantle: 12, 21 (compensation), 35, 51, 66, 81

Geelong: 11, 34, 50, 65, 80

Gold Coast: 18, 22 (priority), 38, 42 (priority), 57, 69, 87

Greater Western Sydney: 4, 23 (compensation), 29, 46, 61, 76

Melbourne: 8, 48, 63, 78

North Melbourne: 10, 32, 49, 64, 79

Richmond: 1 (priority), 7 (priority), 25 (priority), 31 (priority), 40, 43 (priority), 55, 58 (priority), 71, 73 (priority), 85, 88

St Kilda: 5 (priority), 9 (priority), 27 (priority), 33 (priority), 41, 54, 72, 84, 89

West Coast: 19 (priority), 39, 56, 70, 86, 90

Western Bulldogs: 6, 24 (compensation), 30, 47, 62, 77