Women's Footy AFLW 2022 - Alyce Parker named in AA Squad

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The GIANTS will crown their seventh AFLW Club Champion at the Gabrielle Trainor Medal on Friday night.

With injury hampering the GIANTS’ list this season it gave opportunity to younger players and required the more experienced ones to stand out. Utilising 28-players on the GIANTS’ list there was plenty of players playing their part and polling votes throughout the season.

Previous Winners
2017 – Jessica Dal Pos
2018 – Alicia Eva
2019 – Rebecca Beeson
2020 – Alyce Parker
2021 – Alyce Parker
2022 (S6) – Alyce Parker

How does the count work?

After every game, Cam Bernasconi and his assistant coaches award votes to players as they see fit on a scale of 1 to 4 with maximum of 16 votes in a round.

The votes from across the season are then tallied up with the player with the most votes being crowned the Gabrielle Trainor Medallist.

Nicola Barr – After missing the opening two games, Barr returned to the side in round three and hit the ground running. Owning her role down forward, Barr booted four goals for the season, the team’s third highest contributor.

Alicia Eva – The captain stood tall all season as a young GIANTS side took on season seven. Averaging 16 disposals, 6 contested possessions and 4.1 tackles, Eva was a consistent ball-winner for the GIANTS’ midfield. Eva took out the award in 2018 and finished second in the vote count earlier this year (season six).

Tarni Evans – After an injury disrupted second season earlier this year (season six), Evans returned to the game in blazing form. A key player in the backline for the GIANTS this season, Evans often found herself among the GIANTS' best and was rewarded for her form with a Rising Star nomination in round eight.

Georgia Garnett – If it’s not this year, it’s not far off. Garnett is one of the most promising emerging talents on the GIANTS’ list. This season Garnett led the competition for marks (58) and sat second to Staunton in goals scored with six. She was dominant in round six against Carlton and round 10 against the Suns.

Alyce Parker – You can’t look past the three-time Gabrielle Trainor Medallist. This week the 22-year-old has already been recognised as one of the best players in the competition, included in both the 40-player All Australian Squad and 44-player 22-under-22 squad. Can she make it four in a row or will a new champion be crowned?

Katherine Smith – The former Melbourne Demon had her best season to date in the orange and charcoal. The brains and the body of the backline, Smith is both incredibly courageous and consistent. The 24-year-old was praised by Bernasconi regularly and is expected to poll well throughout the night.

Other awards:

  • Rising Star
  • GIANTS Community Award
  • Member’s Choice Award
  • Mark of the Year
  • Goal of the Year
  • Defensive Moment of the Year (New)
  • Leading Goal Kicker
  • Jacinda Barclay Fearless Award
  • Coaches Award



Honestly, I reckon the answer is pretty clear ...

 

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Catching up with the Gabrielle Trainor results for the Giants' AFLW team.







Congratulations to Alyce Parker - what an outstanding player and talented & gracious young woman you are!





Congratulations to GG and Tarni Evans, both having sensational seasons. Such talented young women.
 

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The nominees for Season 7 of the 2022 AFLW Most Valuable Player Awards, proudly presented by Snaffle have been revealed.

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.

The AFL Players’ Association will recognise the achievements of the award winners with a special in person event on Wednesday November 23, and will be revealed across the AFLPA’s social media channels.

The following players from the GIANTS have received nominations:

MVP: Alyce Parker, Georgia Garnett, Tarni Evans

Best First-Year Player: Madison Brazendale

Most Courageous: Katherine Smith

Best Captain: Alicia Eva
 

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Tarni Evans has topped off a stellar season seven, earning selection in the final AFL Players’ Association AFLW 22Under22 team.

In her third season, at 20-years of age, this is Evans’ first AFLPA 22-under-22 selection. The fan-voted concept recognises the league’s best young players aged 22 and under who have made an impact on their club and the competition. For a player to be eligible for the squad of 22, they were required to play 50 percent of the season games, equating to five matches for season seven.

After an injury disrupted season earlier this year, Evans catapulted herself back onto the scene, as one of the most consistent players in the GIANTS’ line up. One of the GIANTS’ core defenders, Evans finished the season averaging 14.7 disposals, 4.9 intercept possessions, 3.7 rebound 50’s and was nominated for the AFLW Goal of the Year in round 8.

Alyce Parker and Georgia Garnett were recognised in the initial 44-player squad but did not make the final team.

Alyce Parker not in the 22 - WTF?
 

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Unfortunately Alyce Parker was also not selected in the AA. :huh:

She was within a group of 5 players within 1 point of each other with 2 rounds to play for the AFLW B&F, and presumably finished 6th (can't find a final count), but not worthy of AA. Still, neither was the B&F winner!

 

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Unfortunately Alyce Parker was also not selected in the AA. :huh:

She was within a group of 5 players within 1 point of each other with 2 rounds to play for the AFLW B&F, and presumably finished 6th (can't find a final count), but not worthy of AA. Still, neither was the B&F winner!


I feared she would be ignored a 2nd year in a row.
The selection panel play favourites and don't look too hard outside a select group.
She is elite in a comp with few enough genuine stars. It is pathetic of the AFLW not to find a place for her.
 

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I am surprised to see us above teams like Richmond and Freo and also Brisbane with how much success their women's team has had.

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Brisbane with how much success their women's team has had.
We've played at six different "home" grounds over a 200 km span across SE Qld. :( With the nomadic existence there's been little incentive to be a member given you're more likely to be able to get to less than half the home games without driving for ages. Very hopefully that changes next year with the team locked into Springfield now.
 

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We've played at six different "home" grounds over a 200 km span across SE Qld. :( With the nomadic existence there's been little incentive to be a member given you're more likely to be able to get to less than half the home games without driving for ages. Very hopefully that changes next year with the team locked into Springfield now.
I've been a Brisbane member for 30 years and have only just locked in my first AFLW membership for these exact reasons. I'll be attending every home match from here on in if I can
 

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GWS has not been entirely dissimilar. Played Henson Park & Giants Stadium in Sydney, plus Manuka in Canberra. With much worse expectations/results and no finals (which has forced 2 of Brisbane's venues).

Not criticising Lions at all, just providing an even commentary, and supporting the original comment that the GWS figures are reasonable given our situation.
 

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GWS has not been entirely dissimilar. Played Henson Park & Giants Stadium in Sydney, plus Manuka in Canberra. With much worse expectations/results and no finals (which has forced 2 of Brisbane's venues).

Not criticising Lions at all, just providing an even commentary, and supporting the original comment that the GWS figures are reasonable given our situation.
Even Blacktown is a PITA to get to for 75% of the population.
 

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