Lions top AFLW All-Australian squad

The AFL has today confirmed the 2017 Virgin Australia AFL Women’s All-Australian Squad, with the Brisbane Lions contributing nine players of the 40 nominated.

A final team of 22 players will be announced at the W Awards on Tuesday, March  28, recognising the best individual performances in each position from the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Competition.

The Lions’ opponent in the NAB AFL Women’s Grand Final at Metricon Stadium on Saturday, the Adelaide Crows, have five representatives in the squad, one fewer than the Melbourne Demons who have six.

Collingwood’s late season charge helped five Magpies earn selection, while Carlton, Fremantle and the GWS Giants each have four representatives in the squad.

Three Western Bulldogs players remain in contention for the final team.

2017 Virgin Australia AFL Women’s All-Australian Squad


  • Erin Phillips
  • Chelsea Randall
  • Ebony Marinoff
  • Courtney Cramey
  • Sarah Perkins

Brisbane Lions

  • Sabrina Frederick-Traub
  • Emily Bates
  • Kaitlyn Ashmore
  • Tayla Harris
  • Emma Zielke
  • Jess Wuetschner
  • Kate McCarthy
  • Leah Kaslar
  • Sam Virgo


  • Brianna Davey
  • Darcy Vescio
  • Alison Downie
  • Danielle Hardiman


  • Emma King
  • Nicola Stevens
  • Alicia Eva
  • Sarah D’Arcy
  • Jess Cameron


  • Kara Donnellan
  • Ebony Antonio
  • Kirby Bentley
  • Dana Hooker

GWS Giants

  • Jess Dal Pos
  • Erin McKinnon
  • Emma Swanson
  • Renee Tomkins


  • Karen Paxman
  • Elise O’Dea
  • Daisy Pearce
  • Mel Hickey
  • Lily Mithen
  • Jasmine Grierson

Western Bulldogs

  • Ellie Blackburn
  • Emma Kearney
  • Hannah Scott

The 2017 Virgin Australia AFL Women’s All-Australian Squad was selected by a panel, comprising the following names:

  • Simon Lethlean (AFL)
  • Josh Vanderloo (AFL)
  • Jennie Loughnan (AFL)
  • Kevin Sheehan (AFL)
  • Grant Williams (AFL)
  • Peta Searle (St Kilda)
  • Darren Flanigan (AFL Victoria)
  • Kelli Underwood (Fox)
  • Ros Lanigan (Croc Media)
  • Shelley Ware (Marn Grook Footy Show)

The W Awards

The W Awards will be held at 6pm Tuesday, March 28 at the Peninsula in Melbourne.

It will be a black-tie function. Players will available to media upon arrival.

The following awards will be presented; AFL Women’s Best and Fairest, NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star, AFL Women’s Leading Goalkicker Award, Woolworths Mark of the Year, Coates Hire Goal of the Year and Virgin Australia AFL Women’s All Australian Team.

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