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.
AFLPlayers.com.au will reveal the other seven teams’ nominations for the AFLW MVP awards on Friday.
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: Monique Conti, Phoebe Monahan, Courtney Wakefield
Most Courageous: Grace Campbell
Best First-Year Player: Laura McClelland
Best Captain: Katie Brennan
MVP: Dana Hooker, Parris Laurie, Emma Swanson
Most Courageous: Dana Hooker
Best First-Year Player: Chantella Perera
Best Captain: Emma Swanson
MVP: Ellie Blackburn, Isabel Huntington, Aisling McCarthy
Most Courageous: Isabel Huntington
Best First-Year Player: Gabrielle Newton
Best Captain: Ellie Blackburn
MVP: Sarah Allan, Anne Hatchard, Ebony Marinoff
Most Courageous: Dayna Cox
Best First-Year Player: Najwa Allen
Best Captain: Chelsea Randall, Erin Phillips
MVP: Julia Crockett-Grills, Madeleine McMahon, Olivia Purcell
Most Courageous: Madeline Keryk
Best First-Year Player: Amy McDonald
Best Captain: Melissa Hickey
MVP: Rosie Dillon, Georgia Patrikios, Olivia Vesely
Most Courageous: Nat Exon
Best First-Year Player: Georgia Patrikios
Best Captain: Catherine Phillips, Kate Shierlaw, Rhiannon Watt
MVP: Kalinda Howarth, Jade Pregelj, Jamie Stanton
Most Courageous: Jade Pregelj
Best First-Year Player: Kate Surman
Best Captain: Samantha Virgo, Leah Kaslar