Western Bulldogs star midfielder Kirsty Lamb has been crowned the AFLPA’s Most Courageous Player for season 2022.
Lamb was one of the Bulldogs’ most consistent performers this year, averaging 18.7 disposals, 3.4 tackle and 3.9 clearances while also contributing with six goals.
She was named among the best-on-ground in eight games, polled nine votes in the league’s W Medal count, and claimed a top-five finish in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award.
The recognition is fourth-time lucky for Lamb, who was also nominated in 2018, 2019 and 2021 – finishing runner-up to Adelaide’s Chelsea Randall last year.
The post-season accolades continue to roll in for the 27-year-old, who also received an inaugural nod in the 2022 AFLW All Australian team on Tuesday night.
The Most Courageous Player award, presented by Our Watch, is one of four player-voted honours handed out by the AFLPA.
Voting was a two-stage process, with players nominating their teammates in stage one, before selecting from a competition-wide field in stage two.
The awards were announced in conjunction with Channel 7’s The Front Bar on Wednesday night.