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Houghton hauls in second AFLW MVP of the Week award

For the second time this season, Fremantle spearhead Gemma Houghton has been voted by the fans as the Round 6 AFLW MVP of the Week, proudly supported by July.

Houghton claimed the award with 53 per cent of the vote ahead of Collingwood’s Brianna Davey (35 per cent) and Adelaide’s Danielle Ponter (12 per cent).

With a top-two berth on the line, Houghton led the Dockers to an important 67-point victory over crosstown rivals West Coast with a five-goal haul. The 27-year-old was prolific with her five majors taking her to equal first on the AFLW leaderboard, to go with her 15 touches and seven marks.

Houghton also became just the second player in AFLW history to kick five or more goals in a game.

Davey continued her dominant season with another best-on-ground performance in the Magpies’ 36-point win over the Bulldogs. The Collingwood co-captain finished with 28 touches, a game-high eight marks and a goal as they continued their unbeaten run.

Rounding out the three nominees, Ponter led the charge in Adelaide’s record-breaking win against the Suns.

The 21-year-old kicked four goals (three behinds) from her disposals and took three marks as the Crows stormed home to a 70-point victory and secured their highest AFLW score and the most goals kicked by an AFLW side.

The AFL Players’ Association AFLW MVP of the Week is in its fourth year and looks to recognise the AFLW’s best performers each round. 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 go into the running to win a personalised Carry Me bag from July, valued at $65. One lucky winner who votes each week will also go in the draw to win the ultimate July travel collection, including a Carry OnChecked Checked Plus bag valued at $895.

As an added bonus, July are offering FREE personalisation on any product purchased online. Enter AFLWMVP at checkout to redeem this offer.