Best of the best: We crown our AFLW player of the season

STAR Adelaide midfielder Ebony Marinoff has been crowned's AFLW player of the season.

Marinoff polled 20 votes across her 10 matches this season, to finish one ahead of AFLCA player of the year Emily Bates, with North Melbourne ball-magnet Ash Riddell one vote further behind in third.


At the conclusion of each match, the reporter assigned to the game awards their 3-2-1 to the players they judge best afield.

At the halfway mark of the season, Marinoff was sitting pretty in equal-second alongside Bates, with the pair having incredibly consistent seasons.

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20 – Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
19 – Emily Bates (Brisbane)
18 – Ash Riddell (North Melbourne)
17 – Monique Conti (Richmond)
14 – Anne Hatchard (Adelaide), Kiara Bowers (Fremantle)
12 – Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne)
11 – Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs), Karen Paxman (Melbourne)
9 – Hayley Miller (Fremantle), Kirsty Lamb (Western Bulldogs), Maddy Prespakis (Carlton)

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