Google searches for AFLW over the past 12 months were up 70%, in a year where a photo of Harris drew worldwide praise - after originally capturing the ire of internet trolls - for showcasing the incredible athleticism of female athletes.

Harris' moment was then immortalised in a bronze statue in Melbourne's Federation Square and Harris is glad for the impact it's had on increasing the profile of the competition.

"This season has started so many conversations," she said.

"Conversations we needed to have and I think the game is the better for it. 

"Seeing that there have been record searches for AFL Women this season in Australia is incredible and to be a small part of that is so humbling.”


  1. Tayla Harris
  2. Erin Phillips
  3. Moana Hope
  4. Daisy Pearce
  5. Sharni Layton

Source: History Will Be Kind.