Richmond AFLW recruit Sarah Hosking says she's "over the moon" to start a new journey at Tigerland.
The Tigers on Monday traded their No. 15 draft pick to Carlton for the tough midfielder, who has committed to the Club for two years.
Following four seasons with the Blues, the 24-year-old said the fresh start at a new club will allow her to take the next step in her football career.
"The exciting opportunity I have ahead of me is here at Richmond and I’m excited to get out there with the girls," Hosking said.
"You can expect to see me crash and bash and I’ll give 110 per cent in every game I play and wear the Club on my heart and sleeve.
"The support has been incredible from all aspects, from new teammates, to staff throughout the club and right through to the Tiger supporters as well.
"I'm really excited to jump on board and see what we can do in 2021 and beyond."
Hosking will provide an injection of experience into Richmond’s young list, having played in all 30 possible AFLW games for Carlton, including three finals outings.
"I do come with a lot of experience over the last four years and that is from both ends of the ladder and the scale," she said.
"I’m excited to bring a bit of leadership and experience and see where we can develop."
"Hopefully we can get a few wins on the board and see what the girls can create next year."
The seasoned leader is looking forward to taking on a mentoring role with some of the Tiger cubs.
"I’m really excited to get to play with some of the younger girls that may not have the experience under their belt, and really help and show them through games and through a bit of triumph as well," she said.
"To work with them individually and make them the best players they can be."
While Hosking won’t be able to head into the Club straight away, she is raring to take to the training track with her new teammates once restrictions will allow it.
"Ultimately, I think we’re all excited just to catch up and have a bit of a chat, but for now we’ll keep it to Zoom," she said.
"I’m stoked to be wearing the Yellow and Black and look forward to getting out there."