Calder Cannons midfielder Amy Gaylor has joined Essendon’s AFLW list as an expansion pre-signing.

An inside player with slick skills and clean hands, the 18-year-old impressed in her six Coates Talent League games in 2023, averaging 17 disposals and seven tackles per game despite missing most of the season through injury.

Rewarded for her return from injury with an appearance in Vic Metro’s final match of the 2023 season, Gaylor accumulated 10 disposals and six tackles in a win over Vic Country.


Gaylor’s physical attributes make her an enticing prospect for the Bombers. She recorded the highest vertical leaps at the 2023 draft combine and performed strongly in both and speed and endurance testing.

AFLW List and Recruiting Manager Georgia Harvey is excited to see Gaylor join a budding young Essendon list ahead of 2024.

“We’re really pleased to welcome Amy to the football club,” Harvey said.

“Amy is a player that we’ve tracked for several years through the talent pathways at junior level. She has some really exciting attributes that will complement our list moving forward.

“She has genuine speed but is also aerobically well-balanced, so we look forward to developing her further in our program.”