North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos star Jasmine Garner has been recognised by her fellow AFLW players as the competition’s most valuable player.

Garner took out her second AFL Players’ Association MVP award on Tuesday night, adding to the award she won in 2020.

She becomes only the second two-time MVP winner, joining retired Adelaide and Port Adelaide champion Erin Phillips, who claimed the award in 2017 and 2019.

Garner (c) with her All Australian teammates Emma Kearney (l) and Ash Riddell

Garner, who also finished runner-up to Monique Conti in Season 7’s award, edged out the Richmond champion for the 2023 trophy, while Sydney's Chloe Molloy capped off her incredible season in third place.

"To be recognised by your peers is a special privilege," Garner said. "These are the players you battle against every week and as the competition continues to go to new levels, this means a lot."

"Congratulations to all those nominated and the other award winners – they’re all worthy recipients."

Garner joined the Kangaroos ahead of the team’s inaugural season in 2019 after starting her AFLW career at Collingwood, where she played 14 games across two seasons.

She has since made 60 appearances in the royal blue and white and will line up for her 75th game overall in Sunday’s Grand Final against the Brisbane Lions.

The win adds to a huge month for the 29-year-old, who has enjoyed arguably her most dominant individual campaign yet in 2023.

She averaged 30 disposals, seven clearances and a goal per game across the home-and-away season.


She was named All-Australian for a sixth consecutive season at the W Awards on Monday night, and was crowned the AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year for the third time in her career earlier this month.

Kangaroo Ruby Tripodi finished fourth in the Best First Year Player category, also awarded on the night.