A two-time North Melbourne Best and Fairest winner, a three time All-Australian, the 2020 AFLW Champion Player of the Year - Jas Garner has been racking up the individual awards over her AFLW career, and she can add another to the list.
The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos on-baller has been named in the first ever AFLW New Zealand heritage team, taking her place in midfield.
In order the qualify for the team, either the player or one of their parents must have been born in New Zealand, with Garner qualifying through her mother.
The team is made up of both current and former AFLW representatives, and with the likes of two-time premiership player Stevie-Lee Thompson, and former Demon Lauren Pearce also named in the squad, it’s something of a star-studded lineup.
After starting her career at Collingwood where she kicked ten goals in 14 games, including the first ever goal in AFLW, Garner made her way to North on the eve of the 2019 season.
It’s been at Arden Street where she’s taken her game to the next level, evolving into one of the competition’s premier inside-midfielders while still being able to hit the scoreboard.