Richmond AFLW star midfielder Mon Conti has received the highest accolade from her peers, winning the AFL Players Association Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award for the season.
A damaging attacking player, Conti kicked eight goals during the regular season for the Tigers, including three goal games against Hawthorn and GWS.
She averaged nearly 22 disposals, 12.4 contested possessions and six tackles a game.
Conti won the award ahead of North Melbourne’s Jasmine Garner and Western Bulldogs’ Ellie Blackburn.
The 22-year-old made her AFLW debut in 2018 for the Western Bulldogs before joining the Tigers in 2020.
Before this year, Conti combined AFLW with basketball, winning the WNBL rookie of the year award in 2017 and a WNBL championship with the Southside Flyers in 2020.
This year she has focused on football and, although the Tigers did not make the finals, Conti has been recognised for her big season.
Earlier this week, Conti finished two votes behind AFLW best-and-fairest winner Ally Anderson, and was named in the AFLW All-Australian team for season seven in the centres.
The AFLPA also announced other awards, with Adelaide’s Chelsea Randall named most courageous player for the fifth time. The Crows skipper also received the best captain award, ahead of Melbourne’s Daisy Pearce and Western Bulldogs’ Blackburn.
Conti’s teammate, Eilish Sheerin, won the best first-year player award, making her league debut six weeks before her 30th birthday and slotting straight into the Richmond defence — she was also named in the All-Australian team on the half-back flank.