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Demon Winners of AFLW Awards

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I know this will get moved to the AFLW Forum very soon but as most readers don't visit it, I thought you would like to know of our AFLW Demon success

It has been a really successful season for the AFLW and the Demons came agonizingly close to the GF missing the right to play on percentage.  Maybe next year.

We have a very talented team as evidenced by:

  • 4 Rising Star nominees, the highest number of any club: Lily Mithen, Jasmine Grierson, Katherine Smith, Deanna Berry
    • Winner:  Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
    • Demon Placings (from 14 nominees)  3. Lily Mithen, 5. Jasmine Grierson, 8. Deanna Berry.
  • 6 nominees in the All Australian Team of 40 players, the highest number outside the Grand Finalists: Karen Paxman, Elise O’Dea, Daisy Pearce, Melissa Hickey, Lily Mithen, Jasmine Grierson
    • Demons in Final Squad: Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce, Melissa Hickey, Elise O'Dea
    • Captain: Daisy Pearce
  • Best Captain as judged by players:
    • Winner: Our very own Daisy Pearce
  • Best and Fairest:  Demons in the mix:  Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce
    • Winner:  Erin Phillips (Adelaide)
    • Demon Placings:  2. Karen Paxman (Tie)

Congratulations to all and especially to the winners.  We will be hearing those names a lot more in the future. Lets just hope the weird AFL rules on putting all contracts up for renewal this year doesn't cause major losses of our players. 

And the understatement of the year:  Daisy is an amazing asset to the MFC!

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We lost two games in the rain. I know it's a winter sport but the girls trained and played in weather unlike that.  The Dees were stiff but we will be a force assuming afl allows us to keep the players we drafted next season.

Don't understand how the womens awards work but once Daisy retires hopefully the most prestigious one is named after her. MFC in conjunction with Daisy are pioneers of womens professional football. That should be recognised.

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Special mention needs to be made of Erin Phillips (Adelaide Crows), AFLW honours:

  • ·         Premiership Captain. 
  • ·         Grand Final, BOG. 
  • ·         MVP as voted by players. 
  • ·         Goal of the Year
  • ·         AFLW Best Fairest. 

Non AFLW honours:  2008 Olympic Silver medal, Women’s Basketball.  2006 FIBA World Championship for Women Gold Medal.

Not much to add - that record speaks for itself.

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Add mark of the year to that list.

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31 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Special mention needs to be made of Erin Phillips (Adelaide Crows), AFLW honours:

  • ·         Premiership Captain. 
  • ·         Grand Final, BOG. 
  • ·         MVP as voted by players. 
  • ·         Goal of the Year
  • ·         AFLW Best Fairest. 

Non AFLW honours:  2008 Olympic Silver medal, Women’s Basketball.  2006 FIBA World Championship for Women Gold Medal.

Not much to add - that record speaks for itself.

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22 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I know this will get moved to the AFLW Forum very soon but as most readers don't visit it, I thought you would like to know of our AFLW Demon success

It has been a really successful season for the AFLW and the Demons came agonizingly close to the GF missing the right to play on percentage.  Maybe next year.

We have a very talented team as evidenced by:

  • 4 Rising Star nominees, the highest number of any club: Lily Mithen, Jasmine Grierson, Katherine Smith, Deanna Berry
    • Winner:  Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
    • Demon Placings (from 14 nominees)  3. Lily Mithen, 5. Jasmine Grierson, 8. Deanna Berry.
  • 6 nominees in the All Australian Team of 40 players, the highest number outside the Grand Finalists: Karen Paxman, Elise O’Dea, Daisy Pearce, Melissa Hickey, Lily Mithen, Jasmine Grierson
    • Demons in Final Squad: Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce, Melissa Hickey, Elise O'Dea
    • Captain: Daisy Pearce
  • Best Captain as judged by players:
    • Winner: Our very own Daisy Pearce
  • Best and Fairest:  Demons in the mix:  Karen Paxman, Daisy Pearce
    • Winner:  Erin Phillips (Adelaide)
    • Demon Placings:  2. Karen Paxman (Tie)

Congratulations to all and especially to the winners.  We will be hearing those names a lot more in the future. Lets just hope the weird AFL rules on putting all contracts up for renewal this year doesn't cause major losses of our players. 

And the understatement of the year:  Daisy is an amazing asset to the MFC!

Where did Daisy finish in the B & F? I was quite surprised she didn't place higher and couldn't find anything on placings other than the winner.

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5 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

Where did Daisy finish in the B & F? I was quite surprised she didn't place higher and couldn't find anything on placings other than the winner.

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The full list hasn't been published from what I can tell.  I can only find the top 4/5:

14 – Erin Phillips (Adel)
10 – Ellie Blackburn (WB), Karen Paxman (Melb)
9 – Lara Filocamo (Frem)
8 – Kaitlyn Ashmore (BL)

Its fair to assume that Karen Paxman who had an outstanding year 'stole' votes from Daisy.  Its tough for an outstanding player to score highly when there are two champions in the team.  I would really like to see the same round by round detail that we get for the Brownlow.  Daisy's last few games were exceptional.  Surprised didn't get 8 votes to get equal fifth, over the last 3/4 games.  She played injured in the first 2. 

The way I see it, we have two champions Daisy and Karen and when the season is as short as 7 games there isn't enough games for both players to poll well like male players do over 22 games.  AFLW is a tough gig.

However, I am delighted that we had 4 RS nominees, two of whom made the final AA squad along with a number of our more senior players.

I think, had we made the GF we would have gone in favourites - we were playing unbelievable football in the last few rounds.  As I mentioned in original post I just hope we can keep the team together. 

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1 hour ago, Roger Mellie said:

Where did Daisy finish in the B & F? I was quite surprised she didn't place higher and couldn't find anything on placings other than the winner.

Thanks

I think both Daisy and O'Dea finished on 7 votes.

So yep, classic vote spreading situation. A nice problem to have of course and hopefully continues.

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On 3/28/2017 at 0:09 PM, Lucifer's Hero said:

Special mention needs to be made of Erin Phillips (Adelaide Crows), AFLW honours:

  • ·         Premiership Captain. 
  • ·         Grand Final, BOG. 
  • ·         MVP as voted by players. 
  • ·         Goal of the Year
  • ·         AFLW Best Fairest. 

Non AFLW honours:  2008 Olympic Silver medal, Women’s Basketball.  2006 FIBA World Championship for Women Gold Medal.

Not much to add - that record speaks for itself.

I went to the same primary school as Erin, about four years her senior, and have very distinct memories of her at around the age of seven kicking the footy with the boys at lunch-time. Whenever there has been a discussion of women's footy in the past, my mind would always cast back to those times. She's the Jack Viney of the AFLW - bred to play the game - and had left a lasting impression before ever having been granted the opportunity to take the field on the big stage. Congratulations. A deserving winner.  

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I reckon our girls took votes off each other in the RS too. Judges would have different thoughts on who the best mfc player was etc. 

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Paxman's disposal of the ball overall was better than Daisy's, it doesn't surprise me that she scored higher overall for the Best and Fairest.

She also provided fantastic rebounds and run from half-back.

She's a gun.

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I saw in the news yesterday Erin Phillips is in talks with Basketball Australia about rejoining the Opals.  Amazing athlete.

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Interesting how they've named the AA team. Compared to how they arrange the match-day teams, they've subtracted a forward pocket & a back pocket, added two wingers, and kept 6 on the bench.

If it gets Elise O'Dea into the starting 16 (as a winger) instead of on the bench, I'm all for it! ^_^

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Lily Mithen will be the best player in the competition in two years.

Fantastic youngster.

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I'm also a big fan of Lily Mithen, she's got that aura of the enthusiastic kid with the right mindset, who just needs a couple of year's experience to put it all together and take control.

Elise O'Dea is another I reckon could transform with a good off-season preparation, from very good to absolutely dominant. Training to add a bit more fitness and make best use of her relative strength through the core, she could become the 'prototype modern AFLW footballer' - in the way people used to talk about Koutafides.

Others I have high hopes for are Alyssa Mifsud, Lauren Pearce, Kat Smith and Catherine Phillips.

I thin we're set up to be a powerhouse, but it'll need constant attention with the amount of change to be expected in the AFLW in coming years.

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