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 former number one draft pick has been plagued with injuries so far in her short career, tearing her ACL in training after only having played one AFLW game in her debut season.
Unfortunately, Morrison sustained the same injury in Round 6 this year and will sadly miss another 12 months of footy.
Despite her bad luck with injuries and limited game time, she still remains one of the top young players in the competition.
Her best game was in Round 5 against the Suns; she was sensational for the whole game, gathering 23 disposals and eight tackles.
Morrison’s decision-making and composure in congestion was elite as she was able to hit up teammates all over the field, earning her Best-afield in tough conditions up on the coast.
The new injury is a tough blow for the young midfielder as she was beginning to really find her feet at the top level and string some great games together. We are already chomping at the bit to see her back out on the field.