Richmond AFLW pair Katie Brennan and Monique Conti have been recognised for their standout 2022 seasons with back-to-back selection in the All Australian team. 

The two were named Richmond's inaugural All Australians in 2021 and have backed up the achievement again this season, as announced at the W Awards on Tuesday night. 


Tigers skipper Brennan, 29, was named at centre half-forward in the team after finishing fourth in the competition's goalkicking tally, booting 14 majors for the season. 

The 175cm marking forward has now kicked at least one goal in her past 15 consecutive games and counting, an AFLW record.

A club captain for the past five seasons including three at Richmond, Brennan averaged 11 disposals per game in season 2022, despite playing the back half of the season through a foot injury. 

Dual Richmond AFLW best-and-fairest winner Conti, who was named on the interchange, is now a three-time All Australian after adding to her 2019 and 2021 selections. 

The honour caps off a decorated season for the star youngster, who ranked first in the competition for average contested possessions (15 per game), fifth for average disposals (24 per game), and was last week announced captain of the AFL Players' 22Under22 side. 

The 22-year-old young gun also averaged 337 metres gained, five clearances and six tackles per game this season, scoring a perfect 10 from the coaches on three occasions to finish sixth overall on the AFLW Champion Of The Year leaderboard.

Richmond AFLW coach Ryan Ferguson said the two inaugural Tigers were incredibly deserving of the honour.

"It's a huge achievement for Katie and Mon to be selected in the All Australian side for the second year in a row, both have played such an integral part in driving our group forward," Ferguson said.

"Mon raised her game to a new level this year off the back of a really high-quality pre-season. She took on board extra leadership responsibilities and was a really influential person across the group as well as her own personal standards. She played with real excitement and intensity in 2022 and backed her strengths in, playing an exciting game of football that people would have enjoyed watching.

"Katie played the back-end of the season with essentially a broken foot, but kept leading the team, playing her role and impacting games. Her courage, leadership and ability to not only play through pain but also play at a high standard and impact games, was truly admirable."

Key defender Rebecca Miller was also named in the All Australian squad of 40 announced last week, but did not feature in the final side.