Carlton trades Ayre to Brisbane Lions in AFLW

Bella Ayre

Bella Ayre

FORMER Bendigo Thunder forward Bella Ayre will continue her AFLW career with the Brisbane Lions.

Ayre was traded on Thursday to Brisbane from Carlton in what was one of the moves as part of a complex four-club deal that also included Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

Ayre, 18, played six games and kicked four goals for the Blues in the first season of the AFLW, in which she was also one of the competition’s Rising Star nominees.

Brisbane was runners-up last season.