The Brisbane Lions have had four players named in the 2023 AFLW All-Australian squad.
It’s an extra impressive achievement for Grider with it being the third consecutive season she has been nominated after again being impressive down back.
Teammates Anderson and Conway were also selected for the third time in her career after a strong campaign in 2023.
Anderson, the reigning AFLW Best and Fairest winner, will be hoping for some personal redemption and named in the All-Australian team for the second time after missing last year.
Conway is in contention to claim her maiden All-Australian blazer after being a key player on the wing all season, impacting the scoreboard and around the ground.
“Nat has had to deal some different challenges this season after we threw the captain into the midfield, she has done a great job to lead a young backline and continue to perform at a high level herself,” Lions AFLW senior coach Craig Starcevich said.
“Ally set herself up with a great pre-season and after winning the W medal last year has improved on those consistent high levels of performance as part of a strong midfield group.
“Sophie has enjoyed a great year with our outside mids and, as always, she’s been as good defensively as she has offensively and has improved in all aspects of her game this season.”
Fellow Lion Davidson has also earned selection in the All-Australian squad for the second time after one of her best seasons to date.
The key forward relished following the departure of last season’s league leading goalkicker Jesse Wardlaw, with Davidson booting 19 majors to date.
“It is a great reward for effort for Dakota, she has also taken on a bigger role this season and gives her teammates a lot of confidence when she is taking big, contested marks.”