Terrific Tiger caps tremendous season with AFLPA MVP award

RICHMOND superstar Monique Conti has taken out the AFLPA most valuable player award for season seven of the NAB AFLW competition.

The 22-year-old won ahead of North Melbourne dynamo Jasmine Garner, with Western Bulldogs' match-winner Ellie Blackburn in third.

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Midfield bulls Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide) and Amy McDonald (Geelong) rounded out the top five.

Conti had an outstanding season for the Tigers, averaging 21.1 disposals, 6.1 tackles and kicking nine goals, finishing second in the AFLW best and fairest count behind Ally Anderson.

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Adelaide leader Chelsea Randall has reclaimed her Most Courageous title from Dogs midfielder Kirsty Lamb, marking her fifth win of the award.

Randall also took out Best Captain from Melbourne skipper Daisy Pearce.

Star Richmond recruit Eilish Sheerin capped off a stellar All-Australian debut season at 30, named Best First Year Player, ahead of Hawthorn's Jasmine Fleming and Port Adelaide's Abbey Dowrick.

Eilish Sheerin in action for Richmond against Gold Coast in round six, S7, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Young Sydney key Lexi Hamilton was awarded the Education and Training Excellence award.

The MVP, first-year player and most courageous voting is a two-stage process, with three players from each side put forward by their teammates.

The second round is a 3-2-1 vote, with players then unable to vote for their own teammates.

MVP
1. Monique Conti (Richmond)
2. Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne)
3. Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs)
4. Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
5. Amy McDonald (Geelong)

Most Courageous
1. Chelsea Randall (Adelaide)
2. Kirsty Lamb (Western Bulldogs)
3. Kiara Bowers (Fremantle)
4. Karen Paxman (Melbourne)
5. Mua Laloifi (Carlton)

Best Captain
1. Chelsea Randall (Adelaide)
2. Daisy Pearce (Melbourne)
3. Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs)
4. Breanna Koenen (Brisbane)
=5. Katie Brennan (Richmond) and Meg McDonald (Geelong)

Best First-Year Player
1. Eilish Sheerin (Richmond)
2. Jasmine Fleming (Hawthorn)
3. Abbey Dowrick (Port Adelaide)
4. Rylie Wilcox (Western Bulldogs)
5. Vikki Wall (North Melbourne)