Who will get there first? The AFLW stars closing in on 50 games

SHORT seasons has meant it's taken six years, but the first crop of AFLW players are set to break the 50-game mark in 2022.

The list is unsurprisingly dominated by those who have featured in finals, with a host of Adelaide and Brisbane players at the top of the charts.

Brisbane star Ally Anderson. Picture: AFL Photos

Retired Lions skipper Emma Zielke was also in the first group before calling time, hanging up the boots with an equal-record 41 AFLW games under her belt.

The 10-round season should see seven players reach 50 games before finals, form and injury permitting.

Another group of players – headlined by five-time All-Australians Emma Kearney and Karen Paxman – will need their teams to reach finals, while a further 19 women will need to play 12 or 13 games in order to reach the mark in 2022.

EVERY CLUB’S LIST Your squad for the 2022 season

NINE GAMES AWAY FROM 50

Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide) – currently 41 games
Stevie-Lee Thompson (Adelaide)
Ally Anderson (Brisbane)
Emily Bates (Brisbane)
Kate Lutkins (Brisbane)

10 GAMES AWAY

Libby Birch (Melbourne) – 40 games
Kaitlyn Ashmore (North Melbourne)

11 GAMES AWAY – WILL NEED TO PLAY FINALS

(Either all 10 rounds and one final, nine and two finals, or eight and three finals)

Sarah Allan (Adelaide) – 39 games
Breanna Koenen (Brisbane)
Nicola Stevens (Carlton)
Darcy Vescio (Carlton)
Britt Bonnici (Collingwood)
Alison Downie (Collingwood)
Karen Paxman (Melbourne)
Emma Kearney (North Melbourne)
Tahlia Randall (North Melbourne)
Sarah Hosking (Richmond)

12 GAMES AWAY – WILL NEED TO PLAY FINALS

(Either all 10 rounds and two finals or nine rounds and three finals)

Justine Mules (Adelaide) – 38 games
Shannon Campbell (Brisbane)
Breann Moody (Carlton)
Sabrina Frederick (Collingwood)
Jaimee Lambert (Collingwood)
Ebony Antonio (Fremantle)
Hayley Miller (Fremantle)
Gabby O'Sullivan (Fremantle)
Shelley Scott (Melbourne)
Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne)
Emma King (North Melbourne)

13 GAMES AWAY – WILL NEED TO PLAY FINALS

(10 rounds and three finals)

Anne Hatchard (Adelaide) – 37 games
Kara Antonio (Fremantle)
Jess Dal Pos (Carlton)
Elise O'Dea (Carlton)
Gab Pound (Carlton)
Steph Chiocci (Collingwood)
Bec Beeson (GWS)
Tayla Harris (Melbourne)
Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs)