North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos star Jasmine Garner has been crowned the AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year for a third time after a stellar 2023 campaign.

Garner polled votes in every game, including five perfect 10s, to finish with 81 votes ahead of Sydney's Laura Gardiner (74) and Brisbane's Ally Anderson (65).

The AFLCA AFLW Champion Player of the Year is an award voted by the AFLW senior coaches on a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 basis after each home and away game, acknowledging outstanding effort by an individual player in a season.


Garner led the Kangaroos' engine room in 2023 with an average of 30 disposals, seven clearances, 543 metres gained and a goal per game. Her standout performance came in Round 7 against Port Adelaide, where she amassed a career-high 39 disposals and set an AFLW record of 789 metres gained.

Teammate Ash Riddell also placed sixth for the coveted award with 61 votes.

All that Jas: Garner's incredible season in numbers

  • 71 inside 50s - No.1 in the AFLW
  • 115 effective kicks - No.1
  • 300 disposals - No.2
  • 71 clearances - No.2
  • 156 contested possessions - No.2
  • 108 ground ball gets - No.2
  • 56 score involvements - No.3
  • 8 goal assists - No.4

AFLCA CEO Alistair Nicholson congratulated Garner on her season and being crowned the AFLCA AFLW Champion Player of the Year again in 2023.

"Jasmine continues to wow the competition, performing to an incredibly high standard season after season. Winning back-to-back AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year awards and her third in her career is incredible," Nicholson said.

"Jasmine should be very proud to be recognised by the coaches again with this award. She polled five perfect scores and votes in every match of the season, which is an outstanding feat.

"The coaches have a unique perspective on what succeeds in each of the games, which, combined with the thought that goes into allocating the votes, makes this one of the most prestigious of all the individual awards."


Kangaroos senior coach Darren Crocker acknowledged Garner’s constant drive to be the best she can for the team.

"We feel so lucky to have Jas at our club and to have had a front-row seat to another outstanding season by her," Crocker said.

"She is a special player, and to win this award for a third time is great recognition of her constant drive to get better and be the best she can be for the team."

Round 9 - Adelaide v North Melbourne

10 Jasmine Garner (NMFC)
7 Ebony Marinoff (ADEL)
7 Ash Riddell (NMFC)
3 Anne Hatchard (ADEL)
3 Niamh Kelly (ADEL)

Round 10 - Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne

10 Jasmine Garner (NMFC)
8 Ash Riddell (NMFC)
5 Emma Kearney (NMFC)
5 Ellie Blackburn (WB)
1 Elisabeth Georgostathis (WB)
1 Kim Rennie (NMFC)


AFLW leaderboard

81 Jasmine Garner (NMFC)
74 Laura Gardiner (SYD)
65 Ally Anderson (BL)
64 Ebony Marinoff (ADEL)
62 Monique Conti (RICH)
61 Ash Riddell (NMFC)
60 Claudia Whitfort (GC)
57 Georgie Prespakis (GEEL)
55 Bonnie Toogood (ESS)
53 Madison Prespakis (ESS)
53 Charlie Rowbottom (GC)

North Melbourne leaderboard

81 Jasmine Garner
61 Ash Riddell
13 Tahlia Randall
11 Emma Kearney
11 Jasmine Ferguson
11 Mia King
8 Jenna Bruton
5 Alice O'Loughlin
4 Emma King
2 Nicole Bresnehan
2 Kim Rennie
1 Bella Eddey
1 Erika O'Shea


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