The Gold Coast SUNS have secured a trade with the Brisbane Lions which will see young AFLW forward Taylor Smith depart the club.

Gold Coast has acquired pick 24 from Brisbane while sending back picks 37 and 51 in return along with Smith.

Smith played one game for the SUNS in 2020 in Round 6 against the West Coast Eagles. 

Head of Women’s Football Fiona McLarty said it would be sad to see Smith go, but the trade worked in the best interests of all parties.

“We’d like to thank Taylor for her contributions to the club in our inaugural season and wish her all the best with Brisbane,” McLarty said.

“While it’s unfortunate to see a player depart the club, this trade will allow us more flexibility for the remainder of the Sign & Trade period.”

The AFLW Sign & Trade period runs until August 21.


Key dates for the 2020 AFLW Sign and Trade Period: 
Monday August 3
AFLW Sign & Trade Period commences (12pm)
Wednesday August 12 
Trade period closes (2pm)
AFLW List Lodgement # 1 (4pm)   
Monday August 17
Re-signing and Restricted Free Agent period closes (2pm)
AFLW List Lodgement # 2 (4pm)
Friday August 21
Delisted Free Agent period closes (2pm)
AFLW List Lodgement # 3 (4pm) 
AFLW Draft order confirmed