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VFLW list finalised

McFerran 'privileged' to coach VFLW Carlton Media spoke to newly appointed VFLW Coach Shannon McFerran, ahead of our season opening clash against the Southern Saints on Saturday.

IN a terrific coup for the Blues, two of Australia’s most talented Women’s Rugby Sevens players will run out for Carlton’s VFLW side this year.

Rio Olympic gold medallist Chloe Dalton and World Series representative Brooke Walker have made the switch to Aussie Rules, as the Blues sign 37 players to its inaugural VFLW list.

Rio Olympic Gold Medallist Chloe Dalton will line up for Carlton's VFLW team in 2018. (Photo: Carlton Media)

It will be the first time Carlton will feature a standalone team during the VFLW season, after being awarded a licence in 2017 to participate in this year’s revamped competition.

Providing a mix of experience and youth, a number of the Club’s AFLW players have also been added to the squad, including forward Darcy Vescio and midfielders Sarah Hosking and Nicola Stevens.

With the ability to change the list up to 10 times throughout the VFLW season, it gives Carlton the chance to rotate its AFLW-listed players across the course of the 16-round competition. 

Another new teammate will be a familiar face to Carlton supporters, with the Blues signing the twin sister of the Club’s 2018 joint AFLW Best and Fairest winner, Breann Moody.

Standing at 184cm tall – four centimetres taller than her sister – Celine Moody will add height and agility to Carlton’s line-up this season.

Also pulling on the navy blue jumper will be former Fremantle Docker Akec Makur Chuot, inaugural Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup Girls Best and Fairest winner Olivia Vesely, and South Adelaide’s 2018 co-captain Kristi Harvey.

Carlton kicks off the official VFLW competition against the Southern Saints in the Round 1 season opener on Saturday 5 May. 

Carlton’s 2018 VFLW squad, with playing numbers:

3 Darcy Vescio

4 Madeline Keryk

5 Kate Gillespie-Jones

6 Gabriella Pound

8 Maddison Gay

9 Kerryn Harrington

10 Sarah Hosking

13 Lauren Arnell

15 Isabella Gietzmann

16 Breann Moody

18 Tilly Lucas-Rodd

20 Courteney Bromage

21 Nicola Stevens

23 Bridie Kennedy

24 Reni Hicks

27 Katelyn Cox

32 Natalie Plane

33 Genevieve Green

34 Akec Makur Chuot

35 Sophie Li

36 Celine Moody

37 Bailey Schultz

38 Louella McCarthy

39 Rene Caris

40 Kristi Harvey

41 Kimberley Cunico

42 Caroline Hardeman

44 Eshe Lane

45 Rachel King

50 Jorja Borg

51 Tyla Hanks

55 Chloe Dalton

56 Caitlin Williams

63 Tess Plowman

66 Olivia Vesely

82 Nicola Burns

90 Brooke Walker

Newly appointed VFLW senior coach Shannon McFerran will lead the side this season, after the Club announced her appointment on Wednesday evening.