Richmond AFLW specialist coach Nathan Chapman provides Richmond Media with an insight into star midfielder Monique Conti's football journey and playing form.
Her impressive football resume (2018 premiership and best on ground, 2019 All Australian, 2019 Richmond VFLW Best and Fairest) at just 20 years old
"(She's) a fantastic athlete all round, she's been a pleasure to coach and be around. Watching her play every week has been amazing...For her to be in this position at 20 (years old) is amazing and a real credit to her work ethic."
"She's an excitement machine. She's energetic, she goes about her business like a professional...from what we've had from her and her output, it's been amazing."
Committing to football in 2020
"We've seen even more development from her over the last three weeks (since she was released from her Melbourne Boomers WNBL contract). When you've got a mindset of being prepared for two sports it can probably be a bit conflicting, which she handled really well. But to see her over the last three or four weeks after moving to just football, she's just skyrocketed, it's been tremendous."
Her ability to impact games
"(She's got) fantastic skills, explosive speed...On the weekend we said to her 'if you need three or four bounces this weekend, take the game on' and she did that, she took two or three bounces along the wing, which was really exciting for us and a style that we'd like to her play. She's got great skills, her kicking is elite to her teammates, and get her in front of goals and she's awesome."
Her Round 4 performance (28 disposals, five tackles)
"What else can you ask from her, she brings her teammates into the game, she gets the ball herself...The sky's the limit for her, she's such an athlete."