Now that the season has come to an unfortunate early end, we can look back on the young stars that truly found their place on the field this season. At 21 and under, these athletes show extreme promise for the future of the AFLW and women’s sport. Here are our players of choice, ranked from 10 to 1.
The 2018 NAB AFLW Rising Star winner has continued to shine for the magpies in 2020 all over the ground.
Possessing extremely clean hands and footy smarts, Molloy took the most marks in the competition with 32 over seven games, and hit the score board with 5 majors.
She is considered to be the ultimate utility, deployed down back when Collingwood are on the back-foot and in the forward-line when the white and black are in desperate need for a goal.
After missing the entire 2019 AFLW season following surgery to an injured foot, Molloy looked like she hadn’t missed a beat and Collingwood were grateful to have her back out on the field, as they looked like a much better side with her in it.
She’s a player that doesn’t need a lot of the ball to make a difference, in round 5 the Dogs kept coming at the Pies and threatened a come-back; it was Molloy who calmly steered home her third goal for the game allowing Collingwood to run off the ground as victors.
Her best goal was saved until last as she weaved through four Kangaroos to kick a great goal on the run and give the Pies the lead.