2021 NAB AFLW COMPETITION

The 2021 NAB AFLW Season is our fifth year as Premier and Naming Rights Partner, and we’re excited to see what the competition has in store. The competition format continues to evolve and 2021 will see the fourteen teams compete in nine home and away rounds, and three weeks of finals.

NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star Program

We're proud to see tomorrow's NAB AFLW stars rise through the ranks and play this great game at the elite level. That's why we provide young guns with pathways to support them at every stage of development to help them realise their dreams. The pathway program includes:

  • NAB AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships,
  • NAB AFL Women’s Academy,
  • NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine,
  • NAB AFL Women's Draft, and
  • NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star Award.

Learn more about NAB AFL Women's Rising Star Program

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NAB AFLW DRAFT

The NAB AFLW Draft is an annual event, post season, when young players are selected by AFLW clubs for the following year. AFLW club recruiters and officials nominate young players to join their club by selecting the players from within their nominated state. Each year, we award the first selected player in each state that has an AFLW team (five in total) $5,000 and a 12 month ambassador agreement.

To be eligible for the draft, footballers must be 18 years of age in the year that they are picked for.

NAB AFL WOMEN’S RISING STAR WINNER

Each year, the NAB AFLW season culminates with the W Awards, where the league recognises their best and fairest.

The NAB AFL Women's Rising Star Award is the highest honour for a young footballer - they must be under 21, and not suspended during the season. At the conclusion of the season, an expert panel selects the winner in a vote, who receives a $20,000 investment portfolio from NAB. We also arrange a dedicated financial planner to assist with their wealth creation strategy.

PAST WINNERS

Year

Player

Team

Votes

2020 Isabel Huntington Western Bulldogs  34
2019 Madison Prespakis Carlton 49

2018

Chloe Molloy    

Collingwood                

50                            

2017

Ebony Marinoff

Adelaide Crows

47

NAB AFL Women's Competition

The AFLW is a nationwide competition showcasing the best female footballers over a nine week competition, culminating in a three week final series.

Find out more about the NAB AFLW fixture

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