Richmond has welcomed three more Tigers to its AFLW list, Collingwood duo Sarah D’Arcy and Sarah Dargan, and Melbourne’s Harriet Cordner, after a trade with the three clubs was confirmed on Tuesday.
The complex three-way deal ultimately saw Richmond trade its draft picks 17, 31 and 45 in exchange for the trio.
Head of Women’s Football Kate Sheahan said the Club was pleased to get the deal done and secure three experienced players.
"We worked really closely with the two other clubs so that all parties involved were satisfied," Sheahan said.
"We’re incredibly excited to get it sorted at the start of the trade period and to welcome Sarah, Harriet and Sarah to Richmond."
D’Arcy, a Magpie since the AFLW’s inception, has 24 games to her name and was in Collingwood’s leadership group in 2019.
The 28-year-old forward is a life-long Richmond supporter and is also related to Tiger legend Jack Titus.
"Sarah will add plenty of experience to our side. She’s also a great contested mark and very strong aerially," Sheahan said.
"She’s a really smart footballer and we’re looking to reinvent her as an attacking half-back."
Cordner, the granddaughter of Melbourne club legend Don Cordner, was recruited by the Demons as a Category B rookie ahead of the maiden AFLW season.
The 28-year-old has been a pillar in Melbourne’s defence, playing 25 games across four seasons.
"Harriet is fantastic aerially and her ability to play multiple roles, in defence or in the ruck will provide us with a heap of versatility," Sheahan said.
"She has honed her craft at Melbourne and done a really good job of being that anchor in their backline."
Dargan, 21, played 14 games for Collingwood across three seasons after being taken by the Magpies with pick No. 20 in the 2017 draft.
The young gun, who received a Rising Star nomination in Round 4, 2019, has an impressive goal sense and damaging left-foot kick.
"Sarah is an emerging player in the league and we think she’ll fit right in to our culture here at Richmond," Sheahan said.
"We’re excited to be able to offer her some different playing opportunities."
The Tigers have now signed four players throughout the 2020 Sign and Trade period, welcoming star midfielder Sarah Hosking to the Club yesterday.
Richmond currently holds selections No. 1 and No. 43 in the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft and will be allocated an additional pick when the order is confirmed.