We’ve spoken a lot about some of the young players that either put themselves on the map this season or continued to demonstrate their capacity for truly elite footy. In case you missed any of the best moments from some of the youngest players in the league, here are some fantastic plays that are absolutely worth witnessing.
Big players stand up in big games and that’s exactly what Chloe did here, standing up when Collingwood needed to get a goal to take the lead. She shimmied her way through not one, but four North Melbourne defenders and scored a spectacular goal from around 40m out.
2020 was the year of the young guns, and rising gold coast star Kalinda Howarth well and truly put herself on the map this season. Kalinda was really on fire in the game against the Eagles in Round 6, especially when she produced two goals in two minutes, singlehandedly shutting West Coast out of the game.
Monique Conti gained her stripes in 2020, after making the switch to new club Richmond. She excelled from the moment the season started, but a highlight moment for Monique came against the Giants up in Wagga Wagga where she was able to burst out of the pack and accelerate into the forward 50, delivering the ball deftly to one of her teammates to finish off the play with a goal.
It was the night of the G-train, when Caitlin Greiser announced herself with a splendid goal. Her strong kick from just inside the forward 50 ended up being the match sealer in the first win against the Dees.
Caitlin Greiser is your Round 3 Coates Hire Goal of the Year winner after bringing the 🏠 down at Moorabbin on Friday night.— AFL Women's (@aflwomens) February 26, 2020
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Maddy Prespakis has blown 2020 out of the water, adding the league’s highest honour of being crowned Best and Fairest to her impressive list of accomplishments. It was hard to find just one clip of this incredible youngster and it's no surprise when her season was littered with inspiring moments.
Georgia Gee took the competition by storm in 2020, and she certainly never gave up on the football field. Her determination was on display here in this stunning chase and tackle.
Grace Egan is without a doubt an up-and-coming star in the competition. She rises in big moments, as demonstrated in this play. After receiving the hand ball from Tayla Harris, she was able to kick the goal and put the Blues in front.
Alana porter was largely underrated in 2020. She played a vital role in filling key positions in Collingwood’s backline from Round 1. She made a big statement with this tackle in her debut game, just when the momentum was starting to go Pies’ way.
She was the rockstar from Perth with the rockstar name. Roxy Roux stood tall on the big stage this season, helping Fremantle make their undefeated run. This massive mark in the first ever western derby showed players and fans she wasn’t messing around.
2020 was a breakout year for Isabel Huntington. After two injury-riddled seasons, she was finally able to get back onto the field and play some fantastic footy. She found her feet in a new role down back and took some courageous marks, often putting her body on the line to thwart her opponent’s efforts.
It has been quite the journey for both of these players, but it's all proving worth it in 2020. Congratulations to our Round Six @NAB AFL Women's Rising Star nominees, @izzyhuntington and @TaitMackrill 💫— AFL Women's (@aflwomens) March 17, 2020
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