AFLW 2022 AFLW awards

Who WILL win the League B&F Award?

  • Emily Bates

    Votes: 10 71.4%
  • Anne Hatchard

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Ashleigh Riddell

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Ebony Marinoff

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kirsty Lamb

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Monique Conti

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ellie Blackburn

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jaimee Lambert

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hayley Miller

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jasmine Garner

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Amy McDonald

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    14
  • Poll closed .

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Teen Wolf

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
5,724
6,644
Melbourne
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North Melbourne
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And the run home was a barnburner.


1st Daisy Pearce 50
2nd Lauren Pearce 49
3rd Tyla Hanks & Tayla Harris 48
5th Libby Birch, Lily Mithen & Karen Paxman 47
8th Alyssa Bannan 44
9th Sinead Goldrick 43
10th Eliza West 42

Daisy now a three-time winner of an award that I'd guess will be named solely in her honour. Probably sums up where Melbourne fell short this year. Obviously nowhere near what she was in 2017-18 (i.e. the best player in the competition across the first two seasons in toto). Problem is, when the going gets tough, the proteges rely on her like she is still that player.

See also in 2020 when she was moved onball for the 2nd half of that QF v GWS, which did in fact turn the match around... but ultimately the reason the Dees won that match was because Lily Mithen stood up too, unlike on the weekend.
 

Teen Wolf

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
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6,644
Melbourne
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North Melbourne
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1 Anne Hatchard 351
2 Ebony Marinoff 342
3 Sarah Allan 314
4 Erin Phillips 277
5 Chelsea Biddell 260
6 Eloise Jones 256
7 Rachelle Martin 242
8 Ashleigh Woodland 238
9 Marijana Rajcic 213
10 Teah Charlton 208
 

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Teen Wolf

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
5,724
6,644
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Rancho Carne Toros
1 Emily Bates 179
2 Greta Bodey 149
3 Ally Anderson 144
4 Tahlia Hickey 143
5 Nat Grider 142
6 Cathy Svarc 141
7 Isabel Dawes, Orla O'Dwyer 140
9 Sophie Conway, Jesse Wardlaw 130

Some would say the typical nature of club B&F voting, wherein players are heavily punished for missing a game, has its virtues.

Very dubious system in a year like this one, especially when it leaves the much improved Sophie Conway scraping into the top 10 (whereas she finished 7th last year and got a lot of "underrated" acclaim which didn't ring true to me).
 

Teen Wolf

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
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6,644
Melbourne
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North Melbourne
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1st Jaimee Lambert 130 votes
2nd Ruby Schleicher 106 votes
3rd Mikala Cann 88 votes
4th Brittany Bonnici 69 votes
5th Lauren Butler 60 votes

Another straightforward result. Yet to find out if Lambert's acceptance speech included any clear statement regarding her future (which probably means there wasn't).

Slyshmeister runner-up for the 2nd season in a row. No shortage of accolades for her in the past 2 years, though it tends to be erroneously chalked up to natural ability inevitably taking shape. So I was glad to hear another frank interview at the W Awards where she emphasised the hard work that produced her moth-to-butterfly transformation.

P.S. Fair warning to the folks reporting on these awards: If you only post a top 5, I will hunt you down and beat 5 more names out of you!
 

Teen Wolf

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
5,724
6,644
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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1st Monique Conti (23 votes)
2nd Bec Miller (17)
3rd Gabby Seymour (16)
4th Katie Brennan (15)
Eq 5th Tessa Lavey, Sarah Hosking, Jess Hosking (11)
Eq 8th Maddy Brancatisano, Kate Dempsey (8)
Eq 10th Maddie Shevlin, Ellie McKenzie, Sarah D’Arcy, Beth Lynch (7)

Conti becomes the first AFLW player to win 4 club B&Fs (Bowers, in one of the two remaining counts, could still win a 4th but Miller will likely get her 1st instead).
 

Teen Wolf

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
5,724
6,644
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Rancho Carne Toros
1st Hayley Miller 191
2nd Ebony Antonio 154
3rd Ange Stannett 148
4th Sarah Verrier 143
5th Gabby O’Sullivan 141
6th Kiara Bowers 134
7th Emma O’Driscoll 131
8th Steph Cain 129
9th Aine Tighe 127
10th Jess Low 124

Bowers with the most votes per game but, extrapolating that average, still would have needed to play all 12 to overtake Miller. Antonio returns to the top 5 after a one-year absence (previous finishes: 4th, 1st, 5th, 2nd and 9th). O'Sullivan's equal-highest finish, matching her fifth placing in 2017.

Cain in 8th, a much more accurate potrait than last year's runner-up finish imo. Houghton unsurprisingly ends her three-year streak of top 4 finishes, missing the top 10 this time (hard to say where she would've ended up if she kicked 15.8 again, rather than 9.16).

Aine Tighe is the sixth Irish debutant (though it was technically her third year in the league) to manage a top 10 club B&F finish:

Irish debutants in club B&F counts
  • 5th - Sarah Rowe (Coll, 2019)
  • 5th - Aileen Gilroy (NM, 2020)
  • 6th - Cora Staunton (GWS, 2018)
  • 7th - Yvonne Bonner (GWS, 2019)
  • 8th - Niamh Kelly (WC, 2020)
  • 9th - Aine Tighe (Frem, 2022)
  • 11th - Aisling McCarthy (WB, 2019)
 

Teen Wolf

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
5,724
6,644
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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1st Ash Riddell (158 votes)
2nd Jasmine Garner (147)
3rd Emma Kearney (132)
4th Jenna Bruton (124)
5th Mia King (116)
6th Emma King (105)
7th Aileen Gilroy (103)
8th Brooke Brown (101)
9th Ellie Gavalas (97)
=10th Bella Eddey & Kim Rennie (88)

Emma King went from 19 hitouts per game and 6 goals last year to 11 & 2 this year. I thought the reason for her to spend less time in the ruck was to kick more goals. Nevertheless, she finishes a spot higher than in the 2021 count.

The result with the other ruck in Rennie (who missed a game) is just as strange, considering Tahlia Randall played every week and was second in the team's goalkicking with 9.9.

And that brings awards season to a close.