Richmond Women's Recruiting Manager Trent Mosbey provides Richmond Media with an overview of what he expects from the 2021 AFLW Draft to be held on Tuesday night. Richmond holds picks 5, 16, 48, 50 and 54.

Joining the Richmond Women's program in 2021 as an experienced AFL recruiter

"It's great to be here and I'm really excited about the draft coming up. This is my 17th draft and first one in the women's space and really looking forward to what we can achieve as a football club."

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AFLW Draft preview

Richmond Media speaks to Richmond Women's Recruiting Manager about the upcoming draft.

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How does the state-based draft work?

"We get to pick from a pool of footballers from Victoria that play in the competitions of the NAB League, VFLW, and the Amateurs as well. So that's a leg where all the girls have nominated Victoria as their preferred draft pool so we'll select from there. But there's also some interstate girls that have nominated Victoria as their draft pool, so we'll have a chance to select them as well and we've done a bit of work in that space as well to make sure we tick off all of Australia"

What are your thoughts on the talent available in this year’s draft crop?

"We're really excited by this talented group and we were able to get an extra first-round pick this year, so we have two first-round picks going into this draft...so we're really excited about the group of girls that we'll select with those two selections. And we think it runs really deep. We've got (another) three selections out the back of the draft and with our last selection we'll be taking Akec (Makur Chuot) back onto the list. Akec made a great sacrifice so we were able to get Jess Hosking in the trade period, so (we'll be) really happy to get Akec back on our list and looking forward to what she can contribute in the next season."

Richmond holds pick No. 5, which is the third Victorian selection, a really good opportunity to bring some young talent into the squad.

"We think we've got access to an elite, talented girl at that pick three in Victoria. We're really excited by that batch of girls and we've done a lot of work on them since January of this year and met them multiple times and watched them play all across the year at championship level, NAB league level and VFLW. So, we feel we've got a really good handle of the draft pool and particular that top end part of it, so we're really looking forward to adding a really talented girl onto our list."

With your remaining selections, will you be looking to select the best player available with those selections, or do you have specific needs in mind?

"It's a bit of a mixture and we hope that both will overlap and we're able to achieve our goals in terms of adding certain position types to the list. But, overall, our strategy, particularly for the first two picks, will be best talent available and we'll hopefully get some really talented girls there onto the list and hopefully fill the list need at the same time. So, we've identified a batch of girls that fit the criteria of the football club, and hopefully we can get them on board."

What attributes are you looking for in your selections?

"We've got set criteria that we stick to and some attributes that we really want to value and we've identified those around athleticism, competitiveness, skill, and also a character component to that as well. We want to bring in girls that fit our values and our core culture that we're trying to build at the Richmond Football Club."

The 2021 NAB AFL Women's Draft will be held on Tuesday 27 July commencing at 6:45pm AEST.

The draft will be livestreamed on womens.afl as well as the AFL Women's Official app.

Stayed tuned to the Richmond Women's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages for all the latest news. 

2021 NAB AFL Women's Final Draft Order

Round One:

Selection

Draft order

1

Gold Coast

2

Geelong

3

West Coast

4

St Kilda

5

Richmond

6

Gold Coast

7

Geelong

8

Gold Coast

9

Geelong

10

Carlton

11

Carlton

12

St Kilda

13

North Melbourne

14

Fremantle

15

Geelong

16

Richmond

17

Adelaide

18

Brisbane

Round Two:

19

North Melbourne

20

Adelaide

21

West Coast

22

Western Bulldogs

23

Carlton

24

West Coast

25

Western Bulldogs

26

Carlton

27

Western Bulldogs

28

North Melbourne

29

Collingwood

30

Gold Coast

31

Fremantle

32

Collingwood

33

Collingwood

34

Adelaide

35

Brisbane

Round Three:

36

St Kilda

37

GWS

38

Fremantle

39

Carlton

40

West Coast

41

Melbourne

42

Melbourne

43

North Melbourne

44

Fremantle

45

Melbourne

46

Brisbane

Round Four:

47

West Coast

48

Richmond

49

GWS

50

Richmond

51

North Melbourne

52

Fremantle

53

Brisbane

Round Five:

54

Richmond

55

GWS

56

North Melbourne

57

Fremantle

58

Brisbane