AFLW side North Melbourne have confirmed the signings of Vikki Wall and Erika O'Shea.
Wall starred for Meath in their march to a maiden All-Ireland senior title in 2021, and was subsequently named as Player of the Year. Nineteen-year-old O'Shea has impressed in her short time with Cork, with performances leading to her selection on last year's All-Star team.
AFLW talent and performance manager Rhys Harwood said that Wall will be a significant addition to the North Melbourne squad.
Speaking on the club's website, Harwood added: "Vikki is a player we've been keen to get to North Melbourne for a while, and she obviously had a great deal of interest from AFLW clubs. We're delighted that she's committed to playing at North.
"Vikki is a highly credentialed player whose workrate and desire set her apart. We've been really impressed with her power and speed, as well as the intensity and physicality she plays with.
"The impact she has on games with Meath is outstanding, her ability to create attacking opportunities and break the game open in Gaelic are significant. She has a number of assets we think will allow her to become a highly impactful player in AFLW."
Say g'day to Vikki Wall and Erika O'Shea 👋— North Melbourne Women's (@NorthMelbourneW) June 1, 2022
The Gaelic football stars have committed to the Roos for the upcoming @aflwomens season 🇮🇪
On O'Shea's arrival, Harwood sees a talent that can blossom in a number of positions.
"We've been really impressed with the traits and impact Erika has shown with Cork. Her speed, agility and ability to cover the ground stand out, as well as her capacity to find a balance between defending and attacking in Gaelic and we think her attributes will give her scope to play through a variety of positions for us," Harwood said.
"At just 19 years of age, Erika has plenty of upside and is a player who we feel can grow with us over a period of time. She can't wait to arrive in Melbourne and begin her journey.
"Erika’s work ethic and drive to get the best out of herself will serve her well as she transitions across to AFLW. To have achieved an All-Star team selection at her age is particularly impressive, and speaks to her level of talent."
It is understood that Wall won't make the move Down Under until after Meath's exit from the championship, with O'Shea set to link up with the Tasmanian Kangaroos later this month.