Four Magpies have polled votes in the AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year Award for their Round one performances.
The efforts of tough midfielder, Brittany Bonnici in Collingwood’s six-point win over Carlton on Thursday have been recognised by the coaches having received an impressive nine votes.
The Magpie foundation player gathered a remarkable 22 disposals, 15 kicks and five marks during the game. Her outstanding appearance has also earned her a spot in the womens.afl’s Team of the Week.
The Pies two-time best and fairest winner, Jaimee Lambert also had a terrific outing having racked up 18 touches, eleven contested possessions and seven clearances. She was awarded five votes from the match.
In a career-best performance, Ruby Schleicher collected 12 disposals, six intercepts and five marks which saw her awarded four votes. Magpie fans were particularly excited to see the 23-year-old back on the ground and starring having spent most of the 2020 season on the sidelines due to injury.
Q1 | A massive save from Ruby Schleicher gets the ball back in our possession. ????#gopies— Collingwood AFLW (@CollingwoodAFLW) January 28, 2021
Joining her in the backline was Stacey Livingstone who’s five contested possessions, five marks and 14 kicks also saw her awarded four votes. Livingstone was also named in the Team of the Week.
The AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year is an award voted by the AFLW senior coaches on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis after each home and away game, acknowledging outstanding effort to an individual player in a season.
Round 1: Carlton v Collingwood
9 Brittany Bonnici (COLL)
5 Jaimee Lambert (COLL)
4 Madison Prespakis (CARL)
4 Ruby Schleicher (COLL)
4 Stacey Livingstone (COLL)
2 Jess Hosking (CARL)
2 Vaomua Laloifi (CARL)