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Defender-turned-forward headlines AFLW MVP of the Week

Three new faces have been nominated for the AFLW MVP of the Week for Round 2, presented by Gloria Jean’s. Adelaide’s Stevie-Lee Thompson, North Melbourne’s Emma Kearney and Melbourne’s Elise O’Dea have been selected after leading their teams to victory.


In Adelaide’s first win of the season, defender-turned-forward Thompson dominated as she kicked four goals to lead the Crows to a thrilling victory over Carlton. The pacey forward gathered 17 disposals and laid three tackles as she asserted herself in her new position.

The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos improved to a 2-0 start to the season, shrugging off two weather delays, defeating the GWS Giants by 25 points in Sydney. Captain and reigning AFLW best-and-fairest Kearney was best afield in the tumultuous conditions gathering 22 touches and laying eight tackles in the win.

In a dominant team display on Saturday, Melbourne co-captain O’Dea worked tirelessly gathering 26 touches, laying five tackles and kicking one goal in the Demons’ 17-point win over Collingwood.

The AFL Players’ Association has partnered with Gloria Jean’s again in 2019 to stage the prestigious AFLW Players’ MVP Award at the end of the season, and the AFLW MVP of the Week.

Fans will get the choice to select the MVP of the Week, after three names have been put forward by the AFLPA.

All fans who vote will automatically receive a 2-for-1 coffee voucher to be used at any Gloria Jean’s store, and will go into the running to win the major weekly prize, a Moccamaster Coffee Machine, valued at $450. To vote, simply select the player you deem to be the MVP of the Week below. Voting closes on Wednesday, February 6 at 5pm AEDT.

Gloria Jean’s is the official coffee partner of the AFL Players’ Association and the proud sponsor of the 2019 AFLW MVP Awards, including the MVP of the Week competition. Each weekly entrant will receive a 2-for-1 coffee voucher to visit your local Gloria Jean’s coffee house and go into the draw to win a Moccamaster coffee machine.