The 2023 AFLW All-Australian team poses for a photo at the W Awards on November 27, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

The 2023 AFLW All Australian team and umpires have been revealed at the W Awards, with Emma Kearney making her eighth-consecutive All Australian team. 

Kearney has received the honour in every AFLW season in the competition’s eight-season history, while Jasmine Garner and Ebony Marinoff received their sixth All Australian selection. 

The team featured 11 debutants, including the Sydney Swans’ 20-year-old ruck Ally Morphett and Irish midfielder Niamh Kelly from the Adelaide Crows. 


League-leading goal kicker and Melbourne captain Kate Hore was named as the All Australian captain in her first year as leader since taking over from Daisy Pearce. Essendon co-captain Bonnie Toogood was named as vice-captain at centre half-forward. 

10 teams were represented in the team, with minor premiers the Adelaide Crows having the highest representation with four players in the team followed by Brisbane Lions (three), Sydney Swans (three) and North Melbourne (three). 

Seven players retained their place in the team from the 2022 Season Seven AFLW All Australian team – Chelsea Biddell, Monique Conti, Jasmine Garner, Kate Hore, Emma Kearney, Ebony Marinoff and Eilish Sherrin. 

Ally Morphett, Chloe Molloy and Laura Gardiner became the first players from the Sydney Swans to be named in the All Australian team, while Charlotte Thomas became the first player from the West Coast Eagles to be recognised as All Australian. 

The AFL also announced the three 2023 AFLW All Australian umpires at the W Awards, with Joel Clamp (Field Umpire), Adrian Pretorius (Boundary Umpire) and Emilie Hill (Goal Umpire) selected for their performance across the 2023 NAB AFLW Season. 

Hill became the first female umpire to be named an AFLW All Australian umpire since the competition began awarding All-Australian Umpires for the NAB AFLW competition. 

Below is the 2023 AFLW All Australian team and statistics from 2023 NAB AFLW home and away season. 

Full backs 

Charlotte Thomas (West Coast Eagles) 
10 matches
Averaged 17.4 disposals, 4.2 marks, 307 metres-gained, five rebound 50s and 2.2 intercept marks per game. 
Third in the league for disposals by a defender. Seventh for kicking efficiency. 
First time All Australian (2023). 

Chelsea Biddell (Adelaide Crows) 
10 matches
Averaged 15.3 disposals, 77.1 per cent disposal efficiency, 2.7 marks, 6.9 intercepts, 5.2 rebound 50s and 1.9 intercept marks per game. 
Second in the league for kicking efficiency. Eighth for intercept possessions. 
Two-time All Australian (2022 S7, 2023) 

Half backs

Emma Kearney (North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos)
10 matches
Averaged 20.7 disposals, 351 metres-gained, 3.3 marks, two tackles and 7.1 intercepts per game. 
Third in the league for kicking efficiency. Sixth for intercept possessions. 
Eight-time All Australian (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 S6, 2022 S7, 2023) 

Emma O'Driscoll (Fremantle) 
10 matches
Averaged 17.1 disposals, 8.5 intercepts, 3.1 marks, 3.1 tackles, 274 metres-gained and 1.7 intercept marks per game. 
League leader in intercept possessions. Fifth for disposals by a defender. 
First time All Australian (2023) 

Eilish Sheerin (Richmond) 
10 matches
Averaged 16.8 disposals, 357 metres-gained, 5.3 tackles, two intercept marks and 2.1 clearances per game. 
Second in the league for intercept possessions. Second for metres-gained by a defender. 
Eighth for intercept marks. 
Two-time All Australian (2022 S7, 2023) 


Niamh Kelly (Adelaide Crows) 
10 matches
Averaged 18.9 disposals, 12.4 kicks, 12.1 uncontested possessions, 4.7 marks and 330 metres-gained per game. 
11th in the league for metres-gained by a midfielder. 20th for uncontested possessions.
First time All Australian (2023). 

Monique Conti (Richmond) 
10 matches
Averaged 28.5 disposals, 7.3 clearances, 418 metres-gained, 5.8 tackles and 3.5 score involvements per game. 
League leader for clearances. Fourth for disposals. Fifth for metres-gained. 
Five-time All Australian (2019, 2021, 2022 S6, 2022 S7, 2023). 

Sophie Conway (Brisbane Lions) 
Nine matches
Kicked 11 goals. Averaged 15 disposals, three inside 50s, 321 metres-gained and 3.9 tackles per game. 
Second in the league for goals by a midfielder. Sixth in the league for goal accuracy. 
First time All Australian (2023). 

Half forwards 

Chloe Molloy (Sydney Swans) 10 matches Kicked 14 goals. Averaged 16.8 disposals, 3.4 clearances, 4.3 inside 50s, 358 metres-gained and 4.4 tackles per game.
League leader for metres-gained by a forward. Third for score involvements. 
Three time All Australian (2018, 2021, 2023) 

Bonnie Toogood (Essendon) 
10 matches
Kicked 15 goals. Averaged 19.1 disposals, 6.5 marks, 1.8 contested marks, 4.8 score involvements and 5.2 tackles per game. 
League leader for uncontested marks. Second for contested marks. 
First time All Australian (2023) 

Kate Hore (Melbourne) 
10 matches
Kicked 20 goals. Averaged 17.9 disposals, 4.2 marks, 3.1 tackles and 5.8 ground ball gets per game. 
League-leader for goals and score involvements. Three-time All Australian (2020, 2022 S7, 2023) 

Full forwards 

Dakota Davidson (Brisbane Lions)
Nine matches
Kicked 17 goals. Averaged 5.3 marks, 2.1 contested marks, 4.6 score involvements and 10.9 disposals per game. 
Second in the league for marks. Fifth for goals. 
First time All Australian (2023) 

Danielle Ponter (Adelaide Crows) 

10 matches
Kicked 16 goals. Averaged 4.3 score involvements, 3.8 tackles, 11.4 disposals and 2.6 inside 50s per game. 
Fourth in the league for shot at goal accuracy. Eighth for goals. 
First time All Australian (2023) 


Ally Morphett (Sydney Swans)
Seven matches
Averaged 29.3 hitouts, 7.1 hitouts to advantage, 5.1 clearances, 17.9 disposals and two tackles per game. 
League leader in average hitouts and hard ball gets. 
First time All Australian (2023) 

Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos) 
10 matches
Kicked 10 goals. Averaged 30 disposals, 15.5 contested possessions, 542 metres-gained, seven tackles, 7.1 inside 50s and 7.1 clearances per game. 
League leader in metres-gained. Second for disposals, contested possessions and clearances.
Six-time All Australian (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 S6, 2022 S7, 2023) 

Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide Crows) 
10 matches
Averaged 28.1 disposals, 21.7 kicks, 10.1 tackles, five clearances, 5.5 inside 50s and 488 metres-gained per game. 
Second in the league for tackles and metres-gained. Fifth for disposals.
Six-time All Australian (2017, 2019, 2021, 2022 S6, 2022 S7, 2023). 


Charlie Rowbottom (Gold Coast SUNS) 
Nine matches
Averaged 26.8 disposals, 17.3 contested possessions, 7.1 clearances, 9.7 tackles and 2.4 score involvements per game. 
League leader for contested possessions. Second for clearances. Third for tackles. 
First time All Australian (2023) 

Eden Zanker (Melbourne) 
10 matches Kicked 20 goals. Averaged 3.5 score involvements, 3.9 marks, 1.3 contested marks, 4.6 tackles and 11.6 disposals per game.
League leader for goals. Third most targeted player inside 50. 
First time All Australian (2023)

Ally Anderson (Brisbane Lions)
10 matches
Averaged 26.3 disposals, 11.8 contested possessions, 4.6 clearances, 5.6 tackles per game and four inside 50s. 
Seventh in the league for uncontested possessions. Eighth for kicks. 
Two-time All Australian (2019, 2023) 

Ash Riddell (North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos)
10 matches
Averaged 32 disposals, 18.1 uncontested possessions, 445 metres-gained, 5.9 clearances, 5.3 tackles and 4.8 inside 50s per game.
League leader for disposals. Second for groundball gets. Fourth for metres-gained. 
Three-time All Australian (2020, 2022 S6, 2023) 

Laura Gardiner (Sydney Swans)
10 matches
Averaged 29.7 disposals, 15.4 handballs, nine tackles, 5.8 clearances, 4.1 inside 50s and 327 metres-gained per game. 
Third in the league for disposals, and pressure points. 
First time All Australian (2023) 


Joel Clamp (Field Umpire) 
In his second season on the AFLW list, Clamp has officiated in 20 AFLW games, was named Emergency for the VFL Grand Final in September, reached his 50 game milestone in the VFL earlier this year and can now add AFLW All-Australian honours to what has been a very successful year. 

Adrian Pretorius (Boundary Umpire) 
Now in his fifth season on the AFLW list, Pretorius has quickly become a leader of the Boundary group after accumulating 27 games to date. 

Emilie Hill (Goal Umpire)
One of the more experienced Goal Umpires on the list, Emilie has now officiated in 31 AFLW games including appearances in the past two finals series. Since debuting in the SANFL in 2019 Emilie’s improvement has continued on a steep upward curve and has been a consistent performer at AFLW level this season.