Three star West Coast Eagles are in the running for the AFLW Players’ MVP Award.
Engine room trio Dana Hooker, Parris Laurie and Emma Swanson have been recognised by their peers for the prestigious gong after the club’s truncated inaugural season.
Hooker played through significant adversity at times in 2020 after some bruising knocks and has also been nominated for the Most Courageous award.
A dual All Australian who has twice finished runner-up in the League’s best and fairest award, the 29-year-old led West Coast for disposals (19.7 per game), contested possessions (12.5), marks (2.7) and tackles (6.8) this season.
Swanson was the other midfield standout for the Eagles, leading the side for clearances (5.0), metres gained (342m) and inside 50s (3.3) while also finding plenty of the ball (17.0 disposals).
The first-year skipper is also in the running for the Best Captain gong when the AFLW Players’ award winners are announced on Monday.
Mobile ruck Laurie also enjoyed a stellar campaign in blue and gold, averaging 18 hitouts, nine disposals and two marks per match.
Meanwhile, backline pillar Chantella Perera is in the mix for Best First-Year Player after commanding the defensive 50m throughout the season after crossing to the west from Hawthorns’ VFLW side.