Three Cats are in contention for individual awards at the AFL Players’ Association MVP Awards on Tuesday.

In addition to the three players announced as Most Valuable Player contenders on Friday, forward Aishling Moloney is in the running for the Best First Year Player Award, proudly presented by KPMG.

Cats captain Meghan McDonald is nominated for the Best Captain Award, proudly presented by The Diamond Guys, while brilliant defender Claudia Gunjaca is in contention for the Most Courageous Player Award, proudly presented by Tackle Your Feelings.

Touted as an exceptional athlete before she had even touched down in Australia, Tipperary Gaelic Football star Moloney has made a big impact in her debut AFLW season.

The 25-year-old has played every game this season, averaging 10.6 disposals and 3.4 marks per game, as well as kicking nine goals over the course of the season, proving an important player both in scoring and creating opportunities up forward.

McDonald, who is in her fourth season as captain, has overseen the growth of the squad from a young team to a genuine finals contender and continued her brilliant form in defence all the while.

Gunjaca, who has joined McDonald as a key defender the past two seasons, has had a breakout season, with her intercepting and marks going back with the flight of the ball standouts of her game.

The 26-year-old has averaged 10.9 disposals, 3.9 marks and 2.3 spoils per game, and is rarely beaten in a one-on-one.

On Friday, Georgie Prespakis, Nina Morrison and Gunjaca were announced as the Club’s three nominees for the AFLPA Most Valuable Player Award.

The AFLPA MVP Awards will be held on Tuesday, 28 November.