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.
Duffy is the crafty small forward that every team wishes they had.
She’s great below her knees, a beautiful kick for goal, and she isn’t afraid to take on her opposition defender.
The second-year Docker booted four goals and collected 12 disposals in Fremantle’s Round 1 16-point victory over Geelong.
After having the perfect start to the season, Duffy continued to be a menace for the opposition defence.
She totalled 12 goals in the seven games of the home and away season, after which she kicked three in Fremantle’s semi-final blitz over the Gold Coast Suns.
With the majority of young players taking up positions in the forward line, Duffy earned her spot in the NAB AFLW team of the year after a great season individually and for the Fremantle Football Club.