The four Lions accepted their All-Australian honours at AFLW’s night of nights from a satellite event in Brisbane ahead of Sunday’s AFLW Grand Final.
Brisbane Lions Captain Bre Koenen put the cherry on top of an already dominant Season Seven named as Vice-Captain in her first All-Australian team selection.
The Lions skipper led from the front throughout Brisbane’s Season Seven campaign, finishing the home and away season 5th in the competition for marks (46) and 6th for intercept possessions (75).
Lions’ goal machine Jesse Wardlaw was named in her first All-Australian team, after she was awarded the competition’s leading goalkicker earlier in the evening.
Her selection follows a career-best season for the tall forward, which saw her break the AFLW record for the most number of goals kicked in a season with 22, previously held by Adelaide’s Ash Woodland (21).
Crafty small forward Greta Bodey broke through for her first All-Australian selection off the back of a stellar Season Seven.
Named in the All-Australian squad last season, Bodey’s selection highlights her strong and consistent season in the Lions’ forward line where she averaged a goal a game to finish the regular season with 11 goals.
Key defender Nat Grider earnt her second All-Australian selection on Tuesday, having been previously selected in the side after a breakout Season Six.
The 22-year-old pulled together a standout season as part of a regimented Lions’ backline to be named in the prestigious side.
Earlier in the day, Grider was named in the AFL Players’ Association’s 22Under22 alongside three other Lions, highlighting her standout Season Seven performance.
The 2022 Season Seven AFLW All-Australian selection panel consists of Nicole Livingstone (Chairperson), Sarah Black, Sam Virgo, Andrew Dillon, Laura Kane, Kelli Underwood, Megan Waters, Narelle Smith and Tim Harrington.
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