Two intricate trades were completed with Carlton, Adelaide, Geelong and Melbourne on Tuesday which saw the GIANTS receive the duo and pick 37 while giving up Dal Pos and picks 10, 27 and 42.

Dalton is an Olympic champion who is returning home to Sydney to continue her AFLW career.

The 27-year-old grew up in Sydney and was part of the gold-medal winning Rugby 7s team at the Rio Olympics in 2016 before turning her sights to AFLW and playing 16 games for the Blues across 2019 and 2020.

She was runner-up in the Carlton best and fairest in 2020 and sat out this season to focus on the Tokyo Olympics.

35-year-old Loynes joins the club after five years at the Blues including the past two as captain of the club.

A strong leader and midfielder, Loynes has played 36 games and was the Blues’ 2018 joint Best and Fairest winner, during a season in which she was also nominated for the AFL Players’ MVP award as well as the Most Courageous award.

GIANTS Head of AFLW Briana Harvey welcomed the duo to the club.

“We’re delighted to welcome Chloe and Katie to the club.

“For Chloe to choose the GIANTS as a destination club is a huge endorsement of our people and our program and we’re thrilled to have her pull on the orange and charcoal.

“After missing this season to focus on her Olympic ambitions, we’ll welcome her back ahead of the 2022 season and she’ll add speed and class to our midfield unit.

"We wish Chloe all the best for the upcoming Olympics and we will be right behind her in her quest to achieve a second gold medal in Tokyo next month.

“Katie brings with her a wealth of experience and leadership, having been involved in the competition since the inaugural season.

“Accomplished on the field, she’s a great leader and will add enormous value to our group.”

The GIANTS also farewell foundation player Jessica Dal Pos who will return home to Victoria.

Dal Pos has played 37 games for the club and was the inaugural winner of the 2017 Gabrielle Trainor Medal as club champion.

Harvey wished Dal Pos well.

“Jess has been an invaluable part of building our club and we thank her enormously for her contribution to our club.

“She’s part of the fabric of our club but we understand how difficult it has been for her to spend her year living across two states with the nature of where the competition is at at the moment.

“She’s given her all to us over the past five years and she’ll always be a GIANT.”

The AFLW trade period runs until 2pm on Wednesday with the re-signing period closing at 2pm on Wednesday, June 16.