Senior coach Trent Cooper has thanked Katie-Jayne Grieve after announcing the midfielder would not be offered a contract for season six of the AFLW competition.

Grieve was signed by Fremantle as a free agent following the 2018 draft, after being delisted by Carlton at the end of the 2018 season.

Grieve went on to play 14 games across her three seasons at Freo after playing two games with Carlton.

Cooper said Grieve had played an important role for Fremantle in recent seasons.

“It’s always a tough call, particularly with good people,” Cooper said.

“She was instrumental throughout our undefeated 2020 season, but unfortunately couldn’t re-capture that same form in 2021.

“KJ' knows the areas that she needs to improve and is working hard on them at the moment.

"Picking her up in the July draft is an option that we are keeping open.”

Fremantle’s Head of AFLW Darryn Fry said it was a difficult decision for the Club to make.

“We’d like to thank ‘KJ’ for her contribution to our AFLW program over the past three seasons,” Fry said.

“It’s always tough to let good people go, and we wish her all the best with her future endeavours.”