NAB AFL Women's Rising Star

Melbourne's Tyla Hanks is named 2021 NAB AFLW Rising Star

Each year, the NAB AFLW season culminates with the W Awards, where the league recognises their best and fairest.

The NAB AFL Women's Rising Star Award is the highest honour for a young footballer – they must be under 21, and not suspended during the season. The award is decided by vote, by a panel of experts.

The 2021 W Awards will be held on Tuesday, 20 April, hosted by FOX FOOTY'S Sarah Jones and featuring FOX FOOTY'S Katherine Loughnan.  Watch LIVE from 7:00pm on FOX FOOTY,, W App and AFL Live Official App.

2021 Nominees

1 BL Belle Dawes STK Tarni White
2 MELB Tyla Hanks WB Jess Fitzgerald
3 BL Natalie Grider CARL Abbie McKay
4 STK Tyanna Smith GEEL Rebecca Webster
5 WCE Mikayla Bowen RICH Ellie McKenzie
6 COLL Tarni Brown NMFC Daisy Bateman
7 GCFC Lauren Bella MELB Eliza McNamara
8 BL Courtney Hodder WCE Isabella Lewis
9 WB Eleanor Brown BL Tahlia Hickie


NAB AFL Women's Rising Star Award Winners

Year Player Team Votes
2021 Tyla Hanks Melbourne 48
2020 Isabel Huntington Western Bulldogs 33
2019 Madison Prespakis  Carlton 49 
2018 Chloe Molloy Collingwood 50
2017 Ebony Marinoff Adelaide Crows 47

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