The Brisbane Lions have found new homes for Rookie signing Courtney Murphy and forward Analea McKee on a chaotic final day of AFLW Sign and Trade Period.

Murphy, a 181-centimetre ruck, joins the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS along with pick 39 in exchange for pick 34 in the 2023 AFLW Draft.

The basketballer-turn-footballer was signed by the Lions earlier this year after returning to Australia from the United States where she played basketball and attended college.

The Lions also participated in one of the most incredible events of the trade period which was a ‘mega trade’ involving 11 clubs, 12 players and 24 picks.

McKee, signed on as an injury replacement player, was traded to the Western Bulldogs along with pick 12 which has been sent to Melbourne.

In exchange the Lions have strengthened their draft hand, receiving pick 21 from Port Adelaide, pick 31 from Collingwood and pick 46 from Fremantle.

McKee made her debut for the Club in Round 1 against Richmond.

Playing six games across the regular season, the young forward booted two goals which both came against Port Adelaide in Round 2.

Head of Women’s Football Breeanna Brock said the Club thanked both players for their service this season and is confident they will make the most of their new opportunities.

“Analea was able to break into the side this year and played six games for us which as an injury replacement is a huge achievement,” Brock said.

“She developed very quickly coming into our system as did Courtney, who came to use from the US where she’d been playing basketball.