Jas Garner has claimed a second consecutive club best-and-fairest, topping a stellar season.
The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos’ mid/forward finished on 146 votes, with Emma Kearney polling 138 votes and hard-running midfielder, Ash Riddell, finishing on 129.
Reinvigorated with a new role on the wing, Kaitlyn Ashmore, placed fourth on 109, while Ellie Gavalas was rewarded for a breakout season and rounded out the top five, on 107 votes.
Garner took her game to new heights spending more time in the midfield. The 26-year-old set a new AFLW record with 13 clearances in a game in Round 5 against the Dogs. It was a remarkable outing as she also collected 32 disposals, 2 tackles and a goal.
The number 25 finished third in the AFLPA Champion Player of the Year and earned yet another All-Australian nomination. She averaged 20.6 disposals, 11.9 contested possessions, 5.5 clearances, 4.5 marks, and 5.4 tackles per games and finished with 9 majors across the season, while averaging 4.1 score involvements.
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Kearney, who came in on a close second, averaged 20.8 disposals, 2.8 marks and 4.6 tackles per game. She also had an eye-catching performance in the Round 5 defeat of the Bulldogs, with 2 majors, 21 disposals and 6 tackles.
Both Garner and Kearney received the All-Australian nod, for their third and fifth years respectively.
Riddell’s best performance came as she set a new AFLW club-record in disposals in the one-point thriller against Fremantle in Round 9. The fierce midfielder collected 33 disposals and was instrumental in the Kangaroos’ victory.