The Western Bulldogs will crown their 2023 Club Champion next Thursday evening at Crown Aviary.
Take a look at who’s a chance for the medal in part two.
Lizzy Georgostathis was arguably one of the biggest improvers this season, already recognised for her efforts as an AFLPA MVP nominee and a squad representative in the 22under22. Moving from the midfield into defence was a change that paid dividends for the 22-year-old and could give the medal count a real shake next Thursday night.
Issy Grant was another rapid improver in 2023, cementing her spot in the backline as one of the Dogs’ most reliable players. She averaged a career-high 10.5 disposals, 2.5 spoils and 2.6 intercept marks, while enjoying her maiden career goal in round eight. A back-to-back winner of the Trainer’s Award, could she find herself up there in the main count?
Isabelle Pritchard missed just the one game in 2023, but her numbers are still strong. She set new personal-bests in two stats – 26 disposals (R2) and 11 tackles (R5) - and was strong inside supported by Ellie Blackburn and Kirsty Lamb. She finished third in last year’s count, and at just 21 years of age has plenty of football ahead.