A total of six debutantes were named on Tuesday night in the AFLW All-Australian team, selected by media identities, AFL and AFLW officials, and past AFLW players.
Collingwood led the way with four players named in the team, including Brittany Bonnici and Ruby Schleicher who each received their first All Australian nod. Twelve teams were represented in this year’s side. Collingwood Captain Brianna Davey – who received her second All Australian selection – was named captain of the side, while Fremantle midfielder Kiara Bowers was named as the Vice-Captain.
Seven players retained their spots from the 21 players named in the 2021 AFL Women’s All Australian Team – Sarah Allan (Adelaide Crows), Kate Lutkins (Brisbane Lions), Emma Kearney (North Melbourne), Kiara Bowers (Fremantle), Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne), Karen Paxman (Melbourne), Alyce Parker (GWS GIANTS).
Emma Kearney and Karen Paxman are the only players to have been named an All Australian in each season of the competition’s five year history.