An unfortunate injury at Richmond has created an opening for the younger sister of Tom Lynch to join the dual AFL premiership star at the Tigers.
Tom and Bethany Lynch will be just the fourth brother-sister combination to be on AFL and AFLW lists at the same club.
Veteran three-club midfielder Shaun Higgins moved to Geelong last season where his sister Danielle was already a member of the Cats’ AFLW squad.
Collingwood’s Callum and Tyler Brown are at the Magpies with sister Tarni, while retired Western Bulldogs premiership hero Tom Boyd got to share the Whitten Oval with sibling Tess in 2019.
Bethany Lynch will replace Iilish Ross at Richmond for the 2022 AFLW season after the former first-round pick suffered a bone stress injury in her leg.
Bethany, 24, was previously at North Melbourne after being picked up in the 2018 AFLW rookie draft and has been a member of the Tigers’ VFLW program.
“We know that Beth will be able to slot in seamlessly. She was terrific in our practice match against Geelong and has prior AFLW experience,” Richmond’s women’s football boss Kate Sheahan said.
“It is great to be able to bring Beth back home to Richmond and very special to have her and Tom playing at the elite level at the same club.
“Beth has worked very hard to get herself back onto an AFLW list and is fully deserving of another chance, which we are thrilled to be able to give her. If you enjoyed this information and you would certainly like to obtain more details regarding slot deposit telkomsel kindly see our website. “
Siblings are becoming more common across the men’s and women’s leagues, with this year’s No.1 AFLW draft pick Charlie Rowbottom the sister of Sydney Swans AFL midfielder James.