2022 VFL Women's season

The 2022 VFL Women's season was the sixth season of the VFL Women's (VFLW). The season commenced on 12 February and concluded with the grand final on 3 July.[1] Essendon went through the season undefeated and won its first VFLW premiership, defeating the Southern Saints by 35 points in the grand final; this resulted in the first completed VFLW season since 2019 after COVID-19 disruptions affected the previous two seasons.[2]

2022 premiership season
Teams12
PremiersEssendon
(1st premiership)
Minor premiersEssendon
(1st minor premiership)
Matches played91
Leading goalkickerFederica Frew
Essendon (29 goals)
Best and fairestGeorgia Nanscawen
Essendon (33 votes)
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The season consisted of 14 games for each of the 12 clubs, all of whom returned from the 2021 VFL Women's season.[3] For the first time, all matches were available to watch via the AFL website/app or the VFL/VFLW YouTube channel.[4]

ClubsEdit

LadderEdit

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Essendon 14 12 0 2 906 250 362.4 52 Finals series
2 Hawthorn 14 12 1 1 798 220 362.7 50
3 Casey 14 11 3 0 701 331 211.8 44
4 Geelong Cats 14 10 4 0 581 366 158.7 40
5 Southern Saints 14 9 4 1 537 424 126.7 38
6 Collingwood 14 7 7 0 450 499 90.2 28
7 North Melbourne 14 6 8 0 412 557 74.0 24
8 Darebin 14 5 9 0 307 568 54.0 20
9 Carlton 14 4 9 1 392 599 65.4 18
10 Port Melbourne 14 3 11 0 305 662 46.1 12
11 Williamstown 14 2 11 1 363 541 67.1 10
12 Western Bulldogs 14 0 14 0 144 879 16.4 0
Source: AFL.com.au
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

Finals seriesEdit

Match-ups set using the Second McIntyre final six system.

Qualifying finalSemi-finalsPreliminary finalGrand final
June 11, Windy Hill
1Essendon8.12 (60)
2Hawthorn1.1 (7)June 19, Windy HillJuly 3, ETU Stadium
Essendon11.10 (76)Essendon6.6 (42)
Elimination finalsCasey1.3 (9)Southern Saints0.7 (7)
June 12, Casey Fields Casey2.3 (15)
3Casey7.3 (45)June 19, Box Hill City OvalSouthern Saints5.5 (35)
6Collingwood1.4 (10)Hawthorn6.3 (39)
June 11, Deakin University, Waurn PondsSouthern Saints8.7 (55)
4Geelong Cats2.6 (18)
5Southern Saints4.2 (26)

Qualifying and elimination finalsEdit

Qualifying final
Saturday, 11 June (11:05 am) Essendon 8.12 (60) def. Hawthorn 1.1 (7) Windy Hill Report
Elimination finals
Saturday, 11 June (1:05 pm) Geelong Cats 2.6 (18) def. by Southern Saints 4.2 (26) Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Report
Sunday, 12 June (11:35 am) Casey 7.3 (45) def. Collingwood 1.4 (10) Casey Fields Report

Semi finalsEdit

Semi finals
Sunday, 19 June (11:05 am) Essendon 11.10 (76) def. Casey 1.3 (9) Windy Hill Report
Sunday, 19 June (1:05 pm) Hawthorn 6.3 (39) def. by Southern Saints 8.7 (55) Box Hill City Oval Report

Preliminary finalEdit

Preliminary final
Sunday, 26 June (4:05 pm) Casey 2.3 (15) def. by Southern Saints 5.5 (35) ETU Stadium Report

Grand finalEdit

2022 VFLW Grand Final
Sunday, 3 July (12:15 pm) Essendon def. Southern Saints ETU Stadium Report
2.2 (14)
4.3 (27)
6.6 (42)
 6.6 (42)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
0.0 (0)
0.4 (4)
0.4 (4)
 0.7 (7)
Lisa Hardeman Medal: Alana Barba (Essendon)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Frew, Tierney 2
Doonan, Nalder 1
Goals Nil
Barba, Nanscawen, Radford, Tierney Best Capsalis, Stuart
Nanscawen (knee) Injuries Nil

AwardsEdit

[5]

2022 VFL Women's Team of the Year
B: Eliza Vale (Western Bulldogs) Katelyn Lee (Collingwood)
HB: Grace Buchan (Southern Saints) Jenna Richardson (Hawthorn) Nicole Callinan (Darebin)
C: Samantha Johnson (Casey) Hannah Stuart (Southern Saints) Winnie Laing (Southern Saints)
HF: Mia-Rae Clifford (c) (Essendon) Renee Tierney (Essendon) Tahlia Fellows (Casey)
F: Federica Frew (Essendon) Tamara Luke (Hawthorn)
Foll: Elizabeth McGrath (North Melbourne) Georgia Nanscawen (Essendon) Laura Gardiner (Geelong Cats)
Int: Amelia Radford (Essendon) Matilda Zander (Collingwood) Olivia Barton (Port Melbourne)
Paige Sheppard (Geelong Cats) Tayla Kearns (Southern Saints)
Coach: Brendan Major (Essendon)

Club best and fairest winnersEdit

Club Best & Fairest Ref
Carlton Millie Klingbeil [6]
Casey Sammie Johnson [7]
Collingwood Matilda Zander [8]
Darebin Nicole Callinan [9]
Essendon Georgia Nanscawen [10]
Geelong Cats Paige Sheppard [11]
Hawthorn Jordan Mifsud [12]
North Melbourne Liz McGrath [13]
Port Melbourne
Southern Saints Hannah Stuart [14]
Western Bulldogs Eliza Vale [15]
Williamstown Ruby Tripodi [16]
Gabrielle Biedenweb-Webster

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Black, Sarah (30 November 2021). "VFLW season brought forward to better align with AFLW". womens.afl. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ Vinall, Marnie (3 July 2022). "'Living the dream': Essendon get VFLW premiership ahead of inaugural AFLW season". The Age. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  3. ^ "2022 rebel VFLW Premiership Season launched". afl.com.au. 3 February 2022. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  4. ^ "All rebel VFLW matches to be live streamed in 2022". afl.com.au. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  5. ^ "2022 VFL and VFLW Awards: Gribble and Nanscawen go back-to-back". afl.com.au. 13 September 2022. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  6. ^ Hann, Benjamin (24 June 2022). "AFL news Klingbeil claims top spot in VFLW Best and Fairest". carltonfc.com.au. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Munro and Johnson win big at Casey awards night". Casey. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  8. ^ Augustes, Steph (2 July 2022). "Matilda Zander claims 2022 VFLW best and fairest". collingwoodfc.com.au. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  9. ^ Ryan, Brigid (1 July 2022). "VFLW Season 2022 – Counting the Votes". falcons.org.au. Darebin Falcons. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Nanscawen crowned 2022 VFLW best & fairest". essendonfc.com.au. 15 July 2022. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Sheppard Crowned Cats' VFLW Best and Fairest". Geelong Football Club. 25 June 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  12. ^ "Mifsud takes out Hawthorn's 2022 VFLW best and fairest". hawthornfc.com.au. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  13. ^ Woods, Dan (25 June 2022). "McGrath caps stellar season with best and fairest recognition". nmfc.com.au. North Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  14. ^ "Stuart claims Southern Saints' Best & Fairest". saints.com.au. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  15. ^ "VFLW: Vale claims 2022 Best and Fairest". westernbulldogs.com.au. 17 June 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  16. ^ Farley, Paddy (26 September 2022). "ALL SQUARE FOR THE VFLW BEST AND FAIREST". Williamstown. Retrieved 27 September 2022.

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