Richmond AFLW midfielder Monique Conti has been rewarded for her outstanding 2020 season with selection in the inaugural AFL Players' Association's 22Under22 squad.
The squad, which features a total of 31 players, recognises the league’s most exciting young talent.
To be eligible for selection, players must be aged 22 years or under for the entirety of the season.
Conti, 20, starred in her first season in the Yellow and Black. The ball winner averaged a team-high 19.8 disposals per game, which including 11 contested possessions, to go with 4.8 tackles and 3.7 clearances.
While was named in the Tigers’ best in all six matches, her most dominant performance came in Round 4 against Geelong, where she recorded 28 disposals, five tackles, two marks, four clearances and a perfect score of 10 in the coaches’ votes.
A retrospective team was also comprised from seasons 2017-2019, which featured Conti (formerly Western Bulldogs) as well as Richmond forward Sabrina Frederick (formerly Brisbane).
The 22Under22 is the industry’s only recognised fan-voted award and provides the football community with the power to select the final 22.
Fans can now visit 22under22.com.au to cast their vote, before the final team is revealed in conjunction with the announcement of the AFLW Players’ MVP Awards.
Those who submit a team that matches the final 22Under22 team will automatically go into the draw to win a limited edition 22Under22 jumper signed by the captain and vice-captain.
Voting closes at midnight on April 8.