The AFL Women’s All-Australian selection panel has confirmed the 40-person squad that is in contention for selection for the 2020 AFL Women’s All-Australian Team.
Olivia Purcell is Geelong's sole representative after a brilliant season for the Cats.
The 19-year-old played a starring role on-ball averaging 20 disposals and three tackles in her six games.
The 161cm midfielder also pushed forward to kick four goals.
Purcell recorded a career-high 27 disposals in Geelong's season opener against Fremantle.
In Round 2 against Brisbane she backed up her performance with 16 disposals and two goals.
Purcell continued her impressive form across all six rounds and at season’s end she led her team in disposals, metres gained, contested possessions, clearances, kicks and score involvements.
A final team of 21 players including a captain and vice-captain will be announced at the W Awards to be held at a later date to be confirmed.
2020 AFL Women’s All-Australian Squad
Gold Coast SUNS
North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos
West Coast Eagles
The 2020 AFL Women’s All-Australian Squad was selected by a panel, comprising the following:Nicole Livingstone (Chair, AFL)
Steve Hocking (AFL)
Josh Vanderloo (AFL)
Kelli Underwood (Fox Footy)
Sarah Black (AFL.com.au)
Tim Harrington (AFLPA)
Shelley Ware (media commentator)
Sharelle McMahon (media commentator)
The W Awards
While the current situation relating to COVID-19 remains a challenge for the entire community, the AFL remains committed to celebrating the achievements of each club and individual following the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s Competition.
The AFL is finalising arrangements for the W Awards and will provide an update to media once arrangements are confirmed.
The following awards will be presented as part of the W Awards;
AFL Women’s Best and Fairest, NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star, AFL Women’s Leading Goalkicker Award, AFLW Mark of the Year, Coates Hire AFLW Goal of the Year and AFL Women’s All-Australian Team.