Days after signing dynamic Carlton duo Maddy Prespakis and Georgia Gee, the Bombers are thrilled to announce that premiership player Bonnie Toogood has committed to the club for its inaugural AFLW season. 

The club will now work with Toogood, her management and the AFL to facilitate this request once the AFLW Sign and Trade Period opens, with timing yet to be confirmed by the AFL. 

Toogood has played 37 games across her five seasons at the Western Bulldogs as a key forward, with a career-goal tally of 29. 

2022 was a career-best season for the exciting forward, with the 24-year-old kicking 10 goals, averaging 3.5 marks and 3.7 score involvements.

Bonnie Toogood is fresh off a big 2022 season. (Photo: AFL Photos)

She also took home the Bulldogs’ leading goalkicker award and was named in the initial AFLW All-Australian squad for the first time. 

Toogood comes to the Bombers with a wealth of experience, playing a key part in the Bulldogs’ 2018 premiership success.

Respected by her peers and wider community, Toogood was voted the Western Bulldogs’ 2021 Players’ Player, while claiming the club’s Community Award in consecutive years for her work with the club’s Community Foundation. 

General manager of football Josh Mahoney said Toogood would be a fantastic addition to the team, both on and off the field. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Bonnie to the Bombers once the AFLW Sign and Trade Period opens,” Mahoney said. 

“Bonnie is a great example of someone who drives standards and embodies the culture we are building at the club, especially through her leadership on the field and her contribution to the local community.”


AFLW player contract manager Georgia Harvey said Toogood would bring strength and experience to the Bombers’ forward line. 

“Bonnie is a versatile forward who will bring a wealth of experience and leadership to our team,” Harvey said. 

“She is a player who has a lot of potential and we look forward to continuing her development at our football club. Bonnie will be an integral part of our team.

“We look forward to welcoming Bonnie to the club and to see her in the red and black.”