Rookie Me Central’s Collaborative 2022 AFL Women’s Top 50 Countdown: #34 Rebecca Beeson

IN a new exciting collaborative countdown, Rookie Me Central has teamed up with other independent media organisations to bring a 2022 AFL Women’s Top 50 Countdown. Every weekday from now until December 17, a new player will be named starting from 50th down to 1st, stemming from a combined eight Top 50 submissions. Among those who submitted Top 50s include Siren Sport‘s Gemma Bastiani, Women’s Australian Rules Football (WARF) Radio‘s Peter Holden, and a combined Outer Sanctum team’s Top 50.

Today we continue our countdown with number 34, GWS GIANTS Women’s Rebecca Beeson.

Rebecca Beeson

League/s: AFLW, Vflw

Season/s: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

  • Games [tot]: 49

  • Goals [tot]: 10

  • Disposals [avg]: 17

  • Marks [avg]: 2.3

  • Tackles [avg]: 3.7

  • Cont. Poss: 5.6

  • Uncont. Poss: 5.8

  • Clearances: 2.1

  • Inside 50s: 1.2

  • Rebound 50s: 1

A foundation GIANT, Beeson has been steadily building over the years to produce a career-high 2021 season for the club. The 166cm midfielder became an enormous presence in midfield, standing up with the late retirement of Amanda Farrugia, and alongside Alyce Parker. Beeson has been steadfast across the years, playing 37 matches, including nine last season, where she averaged double-digit kicks and handballs in a balanced display of ball-winning skills, including a 50 per cent contested rate. That is nothing new, with Beeson having achived that feat throughout most of her career.

The 24-year-old was taken as a 19-year-old in the 2016 AFL Women’s Draft with Pick 32, and instantly made her debut from Round 1. A year later she received a Rising Star nomination, and has gone from strength to strength. After being a solid contributor in her first two seasons of 2017-18, Beeson stepped up in 2019, lifting her averages across the board and becoming a crucial member of the onball brigade averaging four clearances per game, which was more than four times the previous two seasons. Whilst her next two seasons would stabilise her as a crucial player for the GIANTS, it was her 2021 year that really stood out.

Beeson averaged 21.7 disposals, 2.2 marks, 5.3 clearances and 4.6 tackles, becoming that crucial partner-in-crime to Parker for the GIANTS. Beeson featured in six of the eight Top 50s in our countdown, ranked between 25th and 35th of those five, making her remarkably consistent across the board, but still not featuring in three. Nonetheless, expect the GIANTS midfielder to have a big 2022 season.

ROOKIE ME CENTRAL’S 2022 AFL WOMEN’S TOP 50

#50 Ash Brazill(Collingwood) | ARTICLE
#49 Tayla Harris (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#48 Courtney Hodder (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#47 Eden Zanker (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#46 Kirsty Lamb (Western Bulldogs) | ARTICLE
#45 Tyanna Smith (St Kilda) | ARTICLE
#44 Breanna Koenen (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#43 Dana Hooker (West Coast) | ARTICLE
#42 Georgie Prespakis (Geelong) | ARTICLE
#41 Breann Moody (Carlton) | ARTICLE
#40 Hayley Miller (Fremantle) | ARTICLE
#39 Emma King (North Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#38 Dakota Davidson (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#37 Meghan McDonald (Geelong) | ARTICLE
#36 Stacey Livingstone (Collingwood) | ARTICLE
#35 Daisy Pearce (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#34 Rebecca Beeson (GWS)

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Picture credit: Jason McCawley/Getty Images via AFL Photos

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