Brisbane Lions trio Ally Anderson, Sophie Conway and Dakota Davidson have capped off stellar seasons by being named in the 2023 AFLW All-Australian team at Monday night’s W Awards.
The three Lions accepted their All-Australian honours at the AFLW’s night of nights from a satellite event in Brisbane due to preparations for Sunday’s AFLW Grand Final against North Melbourne.
Anderson, the reigning AFLW medal winner, has put together another strong season following on from her career year in 2022.
Averaging 24.7 disposal, Anderson’s impressive ability to win her own footy was on display with the talented midfielder averaging 11.4 contested possessions per game.
Making her game even more outstanding is the fact she has gone at 60% disposal efficiency to once again be a key cog in leading the Lions midfield in 2023.
For Lions winger Conway it was third time’s a charm as she secured her first All-Australian team selection after being named in the squad in 2020 and 2021.
Her selection follows a career-best season for the energetic Lion who is known for her running capacity and ability to impact contests.
Conway has also been damaging up forward with her hitting the scoreboard in 2023 with 12 goals.
This season the 24-year-old averaged 2.2 more disposals per game, one goal, one intercept and 1.3 more score involvements per outing from her career averages.
Davidson, the Lions key forward, broke through for her first All-Australian selection off the back of an outstanding season.
Named in the All-Australian squad in 2021, Davidson’s selection highlights the leap she has taken this season both as a player and leader as a crucial player in Brisbane’s forward line.
Davidson has booted 21 goals in 2023 which is her best return in her career, along with 53 marks.
The 2023 AFLW All-Australian panel consisted of Nicole Livingstone, Andrew Dillon, Laura Kane, Jason Bennett, Kelli Underwood, Sarah Black, Katie Loynes, Narelle Smith and Megan Waters.