Before the 250 guests arrives at Crown Ballroom
Early arrivals on the purple carpet: Kara Donnellan, Evie Gooch, Lisa Webb, Dana Hooker and Emily McGuire
Lisa Webb with husband Marc
AFLW manager Wade Spilcker with wife Lana
Freo's power couple: Kara Donnellan and Ebony Antonio
Lara Filocamo and Dana Hooker
Lisa Webb and player development manager Nat Medhurst
CEO Steve Rosich with wife Melissa
Lisa Webb with her parents
Tayla Bresland with her sister
Belinda Smith and Dana Hooker
Kellie Gibson with her brother
Tayla McAuliffe with family
Senior coach Michelle Cowan with CEO Dale Alcock
Board member Colleen Hayward (R)
Emily McGuire with partner Mikayla
Ashley Sharp and Beatrice Devlyn
MIchelle Cowan and husband Chris
Fremantle's AFLW coaching group, Craig Thomas, Michelle Cowan, Martine Pearman, Braady Grey and Tony Walters
The Subiaco / Coastal Titans group
Jodie White (R) with partner Deanne
Gemma Houghton (centre)
President Dale Alcock got the night underway.
President Dale Alcock: What a season it has been, where our #aflw team became the first football team to win a game at Optus Stadium and drawing the highest number of attendees for a women’s sporting event in Australia! #ForeverFreo pic.twitter.com/cXP48tCWq6— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) April 6, 2018
Senior coach Michelle Cowan addressed the crowd.
Cowan: It’s a fierce competition. There’s only seven rounds so you have to bring your best footy. I love that about #AFLW, it’s really exciting and brings a difference to AFL. We’re already working on building a strong list for 2019 #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/iWAppLQ9KW— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) April 6, 2018
Ebony Antonio took out the first award of the night.
.@EbonyAntonio24 takes out the first award for the evening in the Players’ Award!— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) April 6, 2018
Antonio: “I think this is the best award you could win! To be voted in by your peers is something I’ll take away tonight and look back on my career and be really thankful.” #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/GPrc17NrA1
Antonio held a narrow lead after three rounds.
Lisa Webb won the Best Clubwoman award.
Congratulations to our Best Clubwoman, Lisa Webb!— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) April 6, 2018
Webb: “It’s very overwhelming. It’s been an incredible year and I’ve loved every minute of it.
When I made my debut, it was surreal. I think I went from playing in front of 410 people to 41,000 people.” #foreverfreo #AFLW pic.twitter.com/J07VfU8eE3
The captain earns her second top-3 finish in the Fairest and Best.
In third place, Kara Donnellan!— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) April 6, 2018
“I just want to thank Fremantle, Michelle and the coaching staff as well as Brady Grey. To the players, you motivate me to get up every morning. Last to Epps, thanks for everything, I couldn’t ask for a better partner”
#aflw #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/RUyL5VIMAf
The 2017 champion finishes runner-up in 2018.
Our runner-up, Dana Hooker!— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) April 6, 2018
Hooker: “I’d like to thank my teammates, you make being around the club so great. I’d also like to thank my bosses outside of work, they tolerate me taking the odd personal day. Finally my family for their support”
##aflw #foreverfreo pic.twitter.com/uenMb3avVr
And the winner is...
A lovely speech from the champ!
Antonio: I want to thank my mum and dad. You’ve given up a lot of time and money, when I win the lotto I’ll pay you back!— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) April 6, 2018
To my superstar partner. She’s my role model and no doubt she’ll be up here making this speech in the years to come. #aflw #ForeverFreo pic.twitter.com/waT58yQMji
Ebony and her medal.