Katie Brennan enjoying AFLW move to Tigers

Richmond captain Katie Brennan says she's loving life at the Tigers ahead of their 2020 AFLW debut.
Richmond captain Katie Brennan says she's loving life at the Tigers ahead of their 2020 AFLW debut.

Richmond AFLW captain Katie Brennan is enjoying her football more than ever after her shock switch to the Tigers.

The Western Bulldogs' inaugural women's skipper, Brennan's move to Punt Rd was the most talked about of the off-season.

With her profile as one of the competition's foundation stars and leadership experience, the 27-year-old last week was voted in as captain for Richmond's first AFLW campaign.

Former Collingwood and GWS player Christina Bernardi is also in the leadership group with Lauren Tesoriero and Phoebe Monahan.

Brennan said it had been a seamless transition and she was settled at Tigerland.

"I don't think I've ever had this much fun playing football," Brennan said.

"It's a credit to the club and, I guess, the messages they tell us and the values that we hold here.

"There's been a hell of a lot of support. We've had so many girls that have come across from different clubs and they've been able to bring that journey along with them."

The Tigers are one of four new teams for the AFLW's fourth season, along with West Coast, Gold Coast and St Kilda.

"It's an incredibly exciting time for the competition," Brennan said.

"How amazing that they (more players) will get to be part of an AFL club now in an elite environment with elite resources and facilities."

Brennan said "as long as it takes" when asked how far off the competition could be from every team playing each other at least once.

"We just love footy and I just want to play more games - it's as simple as that," Brennan said.

"We want it to be the best for the league and make sure it's long term - the right decision."

The Tigers' round-one game is against last year's grand finalists Carlton on February 7 at Ikon Park.

Australian Associated Press