Richmond’s superstar midfielder Monique Conti has claimed her third consecutive Richmond AFLW best and fairest.

Conti, who led the count from start to finish, polled 23 votes to finish ahead of key defender Bec Miller (17) and ruck Gabby Seymour (16).

Conti has now won four consecutive AFLW club best and fairest awards. The 22-year-old was also best-on-ground in the Western Bulldogs’ 2018 premiership and is a triple All Australian.

The midfielder, who captained Richmond for the first time in Round 10 this year, averaged a career-high 24 disposals and 5.9 tackles this season.

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AFLW B&F 2022: 1st place

Mon Conti has won the best and fairest for season 2022.

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Historically known for her outside speed and evasiveness, the star Tiger also won more contested ball than anyone in the competition this year.

Conti is the first senior Richmond player to win three consecutive best and fairest awards since Ron Branton (1960-62), Jack Dyer (four in a row 1937-40) is the only other Tiger to achieve the feat.

Superstar Richmond players including Dustin Martin, Brett Deledio, Maurice Rioli, Joel Bowden and Kevin Bartlett (twice) are among the names to have won back-to-back awards without a third straight.

Miller capped off a career-best season where she was also named in the All-Australian squad of 40 for the first time, by finishing runner up.

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AFLW B&F 2022: 2nd place

Bec Miller placed 2nd in the best and fairest for 2022.

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Seymour became just the second Richmond AFLW player (along with Conti) to twice finish on the podium for the best and fairest award, underlining her consistency since making her debut in 2020.

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AFLW B&F 2022: 3rd place

Gabby Seymour placed third in the best and fairest count for 2022.

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Skipper Katie Brennan (15 votes) finished fourth and was voted as the “Players Player,” highlighting another excellent season for the All-Australian centre half-forward.

Brennan, 29, has hit career-best form with consecutive All Australian gongs and top-four finishes in the Tigers’ main award.

The star forward, who played through a significant foot issue for the second half of the season, ranked No. 4 in the AFLW for goals and was #1 at the Tigers for contested marks.

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AFLW B&F 2022: Player's player

Katie Brennan is the player's player for 2022.

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AFLW B&F 2022: Leading goalkicker

Katie Brennan is the leading goal kicker for season 2022.

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Athletic winger Tessa Lavey and twins Sarah Hosking and Jess Hosking rounded out the top five, with each finishing on 11 votes.

In other awards, exciting forward Emelia Yassir was the Club’s Best First-Year Player, and Katie Brennan was the leading goal kicker.

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AFLW B&F 2022: Best First Year Player

Emilia Yassir has been awarded the Best First Year Player for 2022.

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All the winners:

1st Best and Fairest: Monique Conti

2nd Best and Fairest: Bec Miller

3rd Best and Fairest: Gabby Seymour

Players’ Player Award: Katie Brennan

Leading Goalkicker: Katie Brennan

Best First-Year Player: Emelia Yassir

 

Richmond AFLW 2022 Best and Fairest Award

1st- Monique Conti (23 votes)

2nd-Bec Miller (17)

3rd- Gabby Seymour (16)

4th- Katie Brennan (15)

Eq 5th- Tessa Lavey, Sarah Hosking, Jess Hosking (11)

Eq 8th- Maddy Brancatisano, Kate Dempsey (8)

Eq 10th- Maddie Shevlin, Ellie McKenzie, Sarah D’Arcy, Bethany Lynch (7)