The nominees for the 2020 AFLW Players’ Association’s Most Valuable Player Awards have been revealed.
With multiple AFLW MVP Erin Phillips working her way back from a serious knee injury through the first half of the season, we will see a new winner of the AFLW MVP award, presented by Our Watch, crowned in 2020.
The situation is similar in the Most Courageous Award (presented by MSC Signs) field, with three-time winner and fellow Crow Chelsea Randall sidelined for the entire 2020 season due to injury.
The players have also voted for the player from their club they think is the standout candidate in the Best First-Year Player (presented by KPMG) award, while the Best Captain (presented by the Diamond Guys) will also be awarded.
Voting for the AFLW MVP, Most Courageous, Best First-Year Player and Best Captain awards is a two-stage process, with players nominating their teammates in stage one before selecting from a competition-wide field in stage two.
Players cannot vote for a player from their own club during stage two of the voting process.
The AFL Players’ Association will recognise the achievements of the award winners with a special roll out of digital content on our website and social media channels on Monday April 20.
MVP: Emily Bates, Natalie Grider, Kate Lutkins
Most Courageous: Shannon Campbell
Best First-Year player: Catherine Svarc
Best Captain: Emma Zielke
MVP: Eleanor Bennetts, Jess Dal Pos, Alyce Parker
Most Courageous: Brittany Tully
Best First-Year player: Annalyse Lister
Best Captain: Alicia Eva
MVP: Brittany Bonnici, Sharni Layton, Jaimee Lambert
Most Courageous: Brittany Bonnici
Best First-Year player: Aishling Sheridan
Best Captain: Stephanie Chiocci
MVP: Libby Birch, Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce
Most Courageous: Libby Birch
Best First-Year player: Sinead Goldrick
Best Captain: Daisy Pearce
MVP: Chloe Dalton, Kerryn Harrington, Madison Prespakis
Most Courageous: Katie Loynes
Best First-Year player: Grace Egan
Best Captain: Katie Loynes
MVP: Jenna Bruton, Jasmine Garner, Emma Kearney
Most Courageous: Emma Kearney
Best First-Year player: Aileen Gilroy
Best Captain: Emma Kearney
MVP: Ebony Antonio, Kiara Bowers, Angelique Stannett
Most Courageous: Kiara Bowers
Best First-Year player: Mim Strom
Best Captain: Kara Antonio