Jasmine Garner

08 July 1994

One of the strongest talents in AFLW, Jas Garner has lit up the competition since the first game in history, where she kicked the first ever goal in AFLW while playing for Collingwood in 2017.

An exceptional talent in both the midfield and forward lines, Garner’s ability to pull the ball out of the contest and hit the scoreboard or a forward teammate is nearly unrivalled, and while she’s the type of player who doesn’t need much of the ball to win the game for her side, she often gets plenty of it. The only two-time best and fairest winner in club history, she put together one of the best ever individual campaigns of any player in 2020, winning League-wide praise and awards for her game-breaking ability. Garner has a genuine claim to go down as one of the greatest ever players in this first generation of AFLW stars, not just at the Kangaroos, but across the competition. Garner was, once again, one of North Melbourne's top performers in 2022. After a slow start to the season by her lofty standards, she caught fire at the right time to help push the Kangaroos into finals. Much like last season, Garner spent almost all of her time in the midfield, but her uncanny ability to pull the ball out of the stoppage and snap for goal, coupled with her laser-focused set shot, saw her finish on top of the team's goalkicking charts with 11 majors for the year. The AFLW world is running out of superlatives to describe Garner's game. On her day she's one of the most dangerous and complete players in the competition, and season six only proved to help cement her legacy as quite possibly the most influential player North's AFLW program has ever had.