AFLW stalwart Annalyse Lister has announced her retirement from the competition, while the GIANTS farewell young duo Isadora McLeay and Teagan Germech.  

33-year-old Lister has made the decision to retire from the game after 37 games across five seasons for the GIANTS. 

A former hockey player, Lister was part of Darebin’s 2017 VFLW Premiership team and made her AFLW debut as a mature-age recruit in round one, 2020. 

GIANTS Executive General Manager, Football Strategy and Operations, Briana Harvey, congratulated Lister on a wonderful career. 

"Annalyse has contributed a huge amount to our club both on and off the field in her time as a GIANT,” Harvey said.  

“She is a quality person and the ultimate professional, who got the most out of herself across her entire career. 

“We congratulate Annalyse and wish her all the best for the next chapter of her life.”  

Harvey also thanked McLeay and Germech, who have not been offered contracts for the 2024 season.  

"We’d like to thank Isadora and Teagan for everything they’ve contributed to the GIANTS,” she said. 

“They are both young players who have been around our group for quite some time and we’ll miss their impact on and off the field. 
"We wish them both all the best in their footballing journeys.”  

McLeay spent three seasons at the club, breaking through to make her AFLW debut in 2023 after missing two seasons with an ACL injury after originally being signed as an injury replacement player.  

The 20-year-old played three games for the club as a key defender. 

Germech joined the GIANTS ahead of the 2023 season, also as an injury replacement player, and made her debut in round one, 2023.  

The 21-year-old utility played seven games for the club.  

The GIANTS now have three list spots available ahead of the 2023 AFLW Draft on Monday evening.