Best and Fairest, and Runner Up

In the end it was a fairy-tale finish for this years Lions AFL Women’s Best and Fairest, claiming the prestigious award along with a Grand Final win from ten appearances.

Lions stalwart Ally Anderson pipped Irish import Orla O’Dwyer in a hotly fought contest that fittingly went down to the wire.

In a team that has consistently been described as a champion team rather than a team of champions there were just 10 votes separating the top 5 on the final leader board on Friday night.

Anderson’s victory wraps a very sweet week for her in which she also managed to get the Grand Final monkey off the back having competed in ten and never won one.

Best First Year Player

Pocket-rocket and goal-sneak Courtney Hodder was awarded Best First Year Player off the back of a season that saw multiple Goal of the Year nominations as well as the eventual prize.

Hodder took out the gong at Tuesday nights W Awards with a her incredible 40m running goal in Round 9.

The small-forward has provided Lions fans exciting moments galore in 2021 and at age 20 has a long AFLW career ahead of her.

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AFLW Best First Year Player: Courtney Hodder

A breakout season for Courtney Hodder has earned her our Best First-Year Player at tonight's AFLW Best & Fairest.

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All For One Award

The All for One Award is given to the player who demonstrates the Club Values of High Performance, Cutting Edge, Care and Connected, all values displayed by the 2021 All For One Award winner, Shannon Campbell.

Campbell competed in her fifth AFLW Season and capped off the year with a solid Grand Final performance in what has been described as an impenetrable backline.

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AFLW All For One Award: Shannon Campbell

Another fantastic season from Shannon Campbell in 2021. She embodied everything the Brisbane Lions represents and has taken out this year's All For One award.

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Most Relentless

The Most Relentless Player Award goes to the player who overcomes adversity and never gives up, is courageous and lionhearted and in 2021 that player is Cathy Svarc.

Svarc performed her defensive mid role with grit and determination, often given the shutdown role on some of the competitions toughest players, she was rarely beaten.

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AFLW Most Relentless: Cathy Svarc

Cathy Svarc has been awarded our Most Relentless player in 2021.

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Most Competitive

The player who displays a ruthless, merciless, aggressive, and fierce attitude throughout the season and in 2021 there were none more competitive than second-year forward Dakota Davidson.

Davidson has had a superb second AFLW season, leading the competition’s goals for the first half of the season and finishing the season with 16 goals total.

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AFLW Most Competitive: Dakota Davidson

The player who displays a ruthless, competitive and fierce attitude all season. None other than Dakota Davidson.

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Trademark Player

The Trademark Player of the Year Award (formally the Players' Player Award) is voted on ‘by’ the players ‘for’ the players. Each week, the players are asked to vote on who they felt best reflected the values they strive for as a group.

This year’s Trademark Player is key defender Breanna Koenen.

 

Best Finals Player

With the Lions not only making Finals in 2021 but seeing it through all the way to a Premiership, this was always going to be a tough fought battle.

Ally Anderson and Breanna Koenen were deserved joint winners on the night both notching up a tidy 34 votes in just two Finals games.

 

AWARD WINNERS

B&F: Ally Anderson

Runner(s) Up: Orla O’Dwyer

Best 1st year: Courtney Hodder

All For One: Shannon Campbell

Most Relentless:  Cathy Svarc

Most Competitive: Dakota Davidson

Trademark Player: Breanna Koenan

Best Finals Player: Ally Anderson & Breanna Koenan

 

TOP 10 VOTES

Anderson          155

O'Dwyer           150

Koenen             147

Lutkins             146

Svarc                145

Bates                143

Conway            140

Dawes              139

Bodey               133

Grider              131