The Gold Coast SUNS have recruited Georgia Clayden, Gabrielle Biedenweg-Webster and Krystal Scott to the club as mature-age signings ahead of the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft.

Clayden, 27, is a key defender who comes from Ainslie in the AFL Canberra competition but has also played representative netball, and volleyball in Canberra and for Australia.

Playing for Williamstown in the VFLW, Biedenweg-Webster, 24, is a rebounding defender with powerful running and speed.

Scott, 27, has been recruited from Bond University after previously being listed by the Brisbane Lions and has an elite tennis background, playing in the United States on scholarship.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these three players who we think will be able to add significantly to our group for next season,” SUNS AFLW Head Coach Cameron Joyce said.

“Georgia has great athleticism and competitiveness and comes from an extensive sporting background which shows with her professionalism.

“Gabrielle appealed to us as a running defender who loves to take the game on coming out of defence.

“Krystal is very competitive, she’s a hybrid defender who is hard to beat and can play on both tall and small opponents.

“We’ve set about improving our list in areas of need and these three players will help our defensive stocks while also bringing some fantastic experience to our group.”

As part of the Special Assistance outlined by the AFL, the Gold Coast SUNS were provided the opportunity to pre-sign up to four mature age players who have previously nominated for the draft.

The AFLW Sign & Trade period concludes on Wednesday June 8 at 3pm AEST, with the delisted free agency period running from June 9 – June 10.