Bonner announces AFLW retirement

December 06, 2023

Yvonne Bonner of Donegal celebrates

Yvonne Bonner has brought the curtain down on her Aussie Rules career.

The former Donegal ladies football star retires after scoring six goals in 10 games in a successful debut season for the Adelaide Crows. She also played 11 times for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2019 and 2020 before returning to Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to return to Australia and play another season of AFLW,” Bonner said.

“It was such a great experience for me and my family and we are going to miss all the management, staff and girls who made us feel so welcome.”

Adelaide Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper congratulated Bonner on her AFLW career and thanked her for her contribution.

“Yvonne has made a significant impact on the squad and her guidance and support for her fellow teammates has been invaluable,” Harper said. 

“Impressively, Yvonne returned to the competition after over a year off and she did not miss a beat.

“Yvonne will be missed but we wish her all the best with life outside of football and she will always be part of the Crows family.”

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