Monique Conti poses with the AFLW best and fairest medal during the W Awards on November 27, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

Richmond's Monique Conti has been crowned the 2023 AFLW Best and Fairest at the W Awards tonight.

Conti received 23 of a possible 30 votes, winning the award ahead of Amy McDonald (Geelong Cats), Chloe Molloy (Sydney Swans), Ash Riddell (North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos) and Claudia Whitfort (Gold Coast SUNS) who tied in second on 16 votes.

She became the first player from Richmond Football Club to take home the AFLW's highest honour.

Monique is a five-time All-Australian, five-time club champion, AFLW Grand Final Best on Ground medallist and now the 2023 AFLW Best and Fairest.

Conti led the league in clearances and was in the top-five for average disposals and metres-gained.

The 23-year-old averaged 28.5 disposals, 7.3 clearances, 418 metres-gained, 5.8 tackles and 3.5 score involvements per game.

Conti played local footy with the Essendon Doutta Stars and was initially drafted to the Western Bulldogs with the fourth pick in the 2017 AFLW draft before joining Richmond in their inaugural 2020 season.