Laurie’s top AFLW year recognised

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Parris Laurie was a nominee for the 2020 AFLW Players’ Association’s Most Valuable Player Award.
Camera IconParris Laurie was a nominee for the 2020 AFLW Players’ Association’s Most Valuable Player Award. Credit: Trevor Collens

Denmark star Parris Laurie was a nominee for the 2020 AFLW Players’ Association’s Most Valuable Player Award.

Each team had three players nominated for the MVP gong, with Laurie joined by West Coast Eagles captain Emma Swanson and gun midfielder Dana Hooker.

Laurie enjoyed a breakout year in the ruck during the Eagles’ inaugural season, playing all six games averaging nine disposals, 18 hit-outs and 2.7 tackles a game.

Laurie was named ruck in the Women’s AFL team of the year, selected by AFL women reporters covering the season.

The 25-year-old switched to the Eagles after her first AFLW season with the Fremantle Docker in 2019.

West Coast Eagles’ Parris Laurie contest a centre bounce against Richmond.
Camera IconWest Coast Eagles’ Parris Laurie contest a centre bounce against Richmond. Credit: AFL Photos

Laurie penned a column for the Albany Advertiser last month saying she had loved her first season with the Eagles.

“This season is definitely my favourite football season to date,” she said.

“I’ve absolutely loved joining West Coast Eagles Football Club and I’m so grateful for the 30 girls that I spent most of the summer with.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls.”

Players could not vote for a player from their own club in the voting process, and each AFLW player votes on the award.

North Melbourne star Jasmine Garner won the MVP award announced yesterday on social media from Madison Prespakis and Jaimee Lambert.

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