Monique Conti has capped off another terrific AFLW season by claiming her fifth straight Richmond AFLW Best and Fairest at tonight’s Awards.

Conti (23 votes) proved victorious in a tight count, with fellow 2023 All-Australian Eilish Sheerin (21) finishing second and winger Kate Dempsey (20), who led the count after Round 6, ending in third.


Skipper Katie Brennan (18) and midfielder Grace Egan (16) rounded out the top five.

Conti, 23, has now won an incredible six straight club best and fairest awards, with her five Richmond recognitions following the Western Bulldogs’ top gong in 2019.


The dynamic midfielder became the first Tiger to win the AFLW’s league best and fairest last week and was also named in the All-Australian side for a fifth time.

Like in the league’s count, Conti received maximum votes in each of the Tigers’ five victories.

The decorated star played every game in 2023, averaging 28.5 disposals, 7.3 clearances, 418 metres gained, 5.8 tackles, and 3.5 score involvements.

Sheerin, 31, finished runner-up for a second consecutive year, which mirrored her debut season last year where, as a mature-aged recruit, she was also only beaten by Conti and named an All-Australian.

The dashing half-back averaged 16.8 disposals, 357 metres gained, two intercept marks, and 2.1 clearances per game in 2023.


Dempsey capped off her best season at AFLW level by finishing a career-high third in the Award.

The inaugural AFLW Tiger and former Richmond VFLW player received top votes in Rounds 1, 4, and 6.

Dempsey, 28, averaged 20 disposals, three tackles, and three inside 50s this season, playing a vital role for the Tigers with her hard running on the wing.


Brennan finished in the top five of the Tigers’ top Award for a third time (2nd in 2021, 4th in Season 6), showing her consistently strong performances in her injury-free campaigns at the Club.

Egan has back-to-back finishes in the top five since being traded from Carlton ahead of Season 7.

In other accolades on the night, Conti also received the Player's Player Award, underlining her respect within the playing group.

Brennan won the Leading Goalkicker Award after booting 14 majors for the season, adding to her impressive career tally of 65 goals across 52 games.


Charli Wicksteed was voted Best First Year Player Award after an impressive debut AFLW season from the speedy midfielder.

Wicksteed, 21, played eight games in her opening campaign after being signed as a replacement player.


1st Monique Conti (23 votes)

2nd Eilish Sheerin (21)

3rd Kate Dempsey (20)

4th Katie Brennan (18)

5th Grace Egan (16)

6th Gabby Seymour (13)

7th Bethany Lynch (12)

Eq 8th Caitlin Greiser, Laura McClelland (10)

Eq 10th Emelia Yassir, Katelyn Cox, Libby Graham, Bec Miller (9)