The AFL has announced that the AFLW Season Seven Awards evening will be on Tuesday, November 22, at 7:30pm (AEDT), held at Crown Palladium.
AFL GM of Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said the night will be a reflection of the growth and promise in the AFLW.
“This is an incredibly unique year with two seasons now delivered and the competition expansion complete – I couldn’t be prouder of what has been achieved by the entire industry to make it happen,” Livingstone said.
“The W Awards is a true celebration of the progression of women’s football and Season Seven’s near completion is a testament to the strength and resilience of all 540 AFLW players and the clubs who gave it their all each and every week.
“The competition’s outstanding performers will receive due recognition for the contribution they’ve made to their teams and the game in 2022.
“This is a huge week for women’s footy, and we can’t wait to announce all of this season’s winners on the night.”
Fox Footy’s Sarah Jones expressed her gratitude and excitement in hosting the awards evening next week.
“It’s always such a fun night with a great vibe where we celebrate the standout achievers of the season,” Jones said.
“And to do it for the second time in a year is a great opportunity to celebrate these incredible female athletes and I’m really looking forward to it!”
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 AFLW S7 Awards.
WHEN IS THE 2022 AFLW S7 Awards?
The AFLW S7 Awards night will be on Tuesday November 22, at 7:30pm (AEDT).
Broadcast will begin at 7:30pm (AEDT) on Foxtel’s Fox Footy (Ch.504), as well as Kayo Sports but coverage of the red carpet and all arrivals will start at 6:15pm (AEDT) on ” womens.afl and @aflwomens social channels”.
The coverage will be hosted by Sarah Jones and Brihony Dawson.
WHERE IS THE 2022 AFLW S7 Awards?
Crown Palladium in Melbourne’s CBD.
WHAT WILL BE AWARDED?
- 2022 Season Seven AFLW Best and Fairest
- 2022 Season Seven AFLW All Australian Team
- 2022 Season Seven AFLW Rising Star
- 2022 Season Seven AFLW Leading goalkicker award
- Toyota AFLW Mark of the Year
- Crypto.com AFLW Goal of the Year
- 2022 Season Seven AFLW Umpires Rising Star
- 2022 Season Seven AFLW All-Australian Umpires
AFLW Best-and-Fairest contenders
Officiating umpires will award votes on a 3-2-1 basis after each match.
Any player suspended during the season will be ineligible to receive the award.
Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
Marinoff has been one of the best players in Season Seven of the AFLW.
The Adelaide midfielder leads the competition for disposals and has been a significant part of the Crows’ premiership chances that are still alive.
Averaged the most metres gained in the competition (436.7), Marinoff also ranked second in most tackles and third in contested possessions.
Kate Hore (Melbourne)
Arguably one of the most telling stats in football is score involvements.
The data pertains to how often a player is involved in score chains and opportunities, which speaks volumes about Melbourne’s Kate Hore.
Leading the league in score involvements (55), Hore has been a strong contributor in the front half for the Demons.
Slotting 16 goals and averaging 13.6 possessions per game, the Melbourne forward has been a livewire for the premiership fancies.
Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne)
Despite losing in a tough elimination final against Collingwood, Garner’s season has been consistent and strong throughout.
Gathering 22.7 touches a game at 69 per cent efficiency, it is rare that Garner will waste a disposal.
She also finds herself in the right position with an uncanny frequency, highlighted by her heavy score involvements as a midfielder.
Also, Garner is one to help drive the ball forward with dare and speed, reflected by metres gained (386.7 per match).
The Kangaroo has proven to also win the footy in tight, being one of the leading clearance getters for the season.
|2022 (S6)||Brisbane||Emily Bates||21|
|2021 (S5)||Fremantle/Collingwood||Kiara Bowers/Brianna Davey||15|
|2020 (S4)||Carlton||Madison Prespakis||15|
|2019 (S3)||Adelaide||Erin Phillips||19|
|2018 (S2)||Western Bulldogs||Emma Kearney||14|
|2017 (S1)||Adelaide||Erin Phillips||14|
AFLW Rising Star contenders
The AFLW Rising Star Award is the highest honour for a young footballer but they must be under the age of 21 and not suspended during the season to win.
Here are some contenders per AFLW.
Ella Roberts (West Coast) – round six
Midfielder/Forward, 10 career games
Roberts was the highest-rated West Australian in this year’s edition of AFLW despite only being 17 years old.
As a tall, athletic footballer, the Eagle averaged 3.5 marks, 7.7 contested possessions and hit the scoreboard.
Roberts has the ability to become the best aerial player in the competition with so much potential and upside to her game.
Hannah Ewings (Port Adelaide) – round three
Midfielder, 10 career games
Ewings averaged 13.9 disposals, 4.9 tackles, 3.7 inside 50s and 3.9 clearances in her opening season at the level.
Winning the most clearances amongst first-year players, the Power midfielder proved to be such a dangerous prospect and offers plenty of hope for the club into the future.
Jasmine Fleming (Hawthorn) – round five
Midfielder, nine career games
Fleming’s presence at Hawthorn this season was obvious, making an impact across the entire team and proving to be an uplifting cog in the side.
Averaging 14.4 disposals, 4.3 tackles and 3.2 clearances, the midfielder’s dare and pace was a key feature of her game.
Abbey Dowrick (Port Adelaide) – round one
Midfielder, 10 career games
Another Port Adelaide midfielder in line to contend for the AFLW Rising Star this season.
Dowrick proved straight away to be up to the level of professional football in her debut and didn’t look back since.
Gathering 14.4 possessions, 6.1 tackles, 2.9 clearances and over 300 metres gained per game, the Power will feature heavily in their future.
Paige Scott (Essendon) – round one
Forward/Midfielder, 10 career games
Scott’s kicked more goals than any other first-year player and proved to be handy in the front half of the ground for Essendon.
Averages of 9.8 touches, 2.6 tackles and 2.5 score involvements, the young Bomber was excellent in her role to connect the backs to the forwards.
Other nominees are:
Daisy D’Arcy (Gold Coast) – round two, Abbie Ballard (Adelaide) – round two, Rylie Wilcox (Western Bulldogs) – round three, Montana Ham (Sydney) – round four, Keeley Skepper (Carlton) – round four, Sarah Lakay (West Coast) – round five, Emily Pease (GWS) – round six, Charlotte Thomas (West Coast) – round seven, Lucy Wales (Hawthorn) – round seven, Tarni Evans (GWS) – round eight, Steph Wales (Essendon) – round eight, Sofia Hurley (Sydney) – round nine, Tahlia Gillard (Melbourne) – round nine, Cynthia Hamilton (Sydney) – round 10, Indy Tahau (Port Adelaide) – round 10
|2022 (S6)||Carlton||Mimi Hill||43|
|2021 (S5)||Melbourne||Tylan Hanks||48|
|2020 (S4)||Western Bulldogs||Isabel Huntington||33|
|2019 (S3)||Carlton||Madison Prespakis||49|
|2018 (S2)||Collingwood||Chloe Molloy||50|
|2017 (S1)||Adelaide||Ebony Marinoff||47|