After a stellar 2020 season, four Fremantle players have been selected in the AFL Women’s All-Australian 40-person squad.
Kiara Bowers, Sabreena Duffy, Ebony Antonio and Gemma Houghton have all been named.
A final team of 21 players including a captain and vice-captain, will be announced at the W Awards to be held later in the year.
Bowers picks up her second squad selection in as many years after missing the inaugural two seasons of the AFL Women’s competition through injury.
Bowers picked up her first All-Australian jacket last year, named amongst the best in the midfield for the 2019 season.
In a surprise to no one, Bowers led the competition in tackles in 2020 with 99, a whopping 48 tackles clear of Freo’s Katie-Jayne Grieve in second spot with 51 tackles.
The selection is Antonio’s fourth in total, after now earning her place in the squad every season since the inception of the competition in 2017.
Antonio was named at half-back once in the All-Australian team in 2018.
Duffy and Houghton also pick up their second squad selection each, while Houghton also made last year’s All-Australian team at full forward.
Duffy topped the goal kicking tally across the league, with 12 goals to her name in 2020, including four goal performances against Geelong and Brisbane.
Houghton led the competition in score involvements with 34, and finished in the top four for contested marks in 2020.
2020 AFL Women’s All-Australian Squad
Gold Coast SUNS
West Coast Eagles
The 2020 AFL Women’s All-Australian Squad was selected by a panel, comprising the following:
- Nicole Livingstone (Chair, AFL)
- Steve Hocking (AFL)
- Josh Vanderloo (AFL)
- Kelli Underwood (Fox Footy)
- Sarah Black (AFL.com.au)
- Tim Harrington (AFLPA)
- Shelley Ware (media commentator)
- Sharelle McMahon (media commentator)