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AFLW: Stevens traded to arch rival

Nicola Stevens played seven games and won Collingwood's best and fairest award in the inaugural AFL Women's season. Picture: AFL Photos.

Defender Nicola Stevens has been traded to Carlton Football Club in exchange for their first, second and third round draft picks (5, 13, 21 overall) in the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Competition Draft. Collingwood will give Carlton a fourth round pick (pick 28) to complete the trade.

Stevens played all seven games for the Magpies in the inaugural AFLW season. Her trade is the first of a 12-day exchange period between all eight clubs.  

Collingwood Football Operations Manager Marcus Wagner said Stevens’ request to trade was due to established relationships she had with Carlton’s coaching panel.

“We respect Nicola’s decision to move to Carlton and continue the relationships she’s already formed with their coaching panel and are pleased to have reached an agreement that benefits all parties,” Wagner said.

“Nicola made a great contribution to Collingwood Football Club and we look forward to using the draft picks we’ve secured to bolster our list with young talent for 2018 and beyond.”