Sarah Black's Top 30 AFLW players: No.30 kicks off S7 count

IT BARELY feels like 30 days since the last AFLW top 30 countdown, but two seasons in one year means twice the opportunity to pull a list together.

As always, the criteria is based on form shown in the previous season, with the All-Australian team, club and AFL best and fairest counts providing some guidance.

Feedback was also sought from some club officials and even a player or two themselves.

This pre-season, womens.afl will reveal the next batch of players every five days (excluding the first out of the blocks). So be sure to check back on Saturday, July 30 where we unveil the next four players to make the grade.

Apologies in advance for not including every single fan's favourite player, as there are now 540 players to cut down to 30.

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Players from all 18 AFLW clubs pose for a photo on July 21, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

No.30 ASHLEIGH WOODLAND (Adelaide)

Previous rankings: N/A

Woodland makes her top 30 debut on the back of leading the AFLW goalkicking in 2022.

The steady set shot booted 21 goals from her 12 matches, and found space easily in Adelaide's potent forward line.

Woodland's overhead marking and ability to get separation on her opponent holds her in good stead.

Woodland reigns supreme as leading goalkicker

00:41 Mar 13. 2022. 1:54 PM

Ash Woodland is surrounded by teammates after becoming the highest goalkicker for the season