Rookie Me Central’s Collaborative 2022 AFL Women’s Top 50 Countdown: #23 Ally Anderson

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 23, Brisbane Women’s Ally Anderson.

Ally Anderson

League/s: AFLW, Vflw

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

  • Games [tot]: 44

  • Goals [tot]: 4

  • Disposals [avg]: 16.7

  • Marks [avg]: 2.8

  • Tackles [avg]: 3.8

  • Cont. Poss: 7

  • Uncont. Poss: 8.7

  • Clearances: 2.3

  • Inside 50s: 1.6

  • Rebound 50s: 1.1

An inaugural Lion, Anderson was taken at pick 47 back in the 2016 draft and 2021 once again saw her continue to improve. This year was a big year for Anderson, playing in a premiership winning side for the Lions and taking out her second club best and fairest.

Anderson is a prolific ball winner and is an important cog in the Brisbane midfielder. She has only missed one match in her side’s entire history, and her stats have continued to improve year on year and 2021 was no different. Many her 2021 stat season averages were much higher than her career average.

The midfielder averaged 18.5 disposals in 2021, which is an increase on her career average of 16.6. This included a career high 26 disposals against Collingwood in round seven of the 2021 season. She also got her kicking boots on a bit in 2021, doubling her career goal tally this season.

In terms of this countdown, Anderson made all bar one person’s top 50. She reached as high as eleventh one person’s ranking, and as low as 42 in someone else’s. Most of the submissions ranked her somewhere in the 20s, culminating in her 23rd place finish.


#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) | ARTICLE
#33 Sarah Allan (Adelaide) | ARTICLE
#32 Kerryn Harrington (Carlton) | ARTICLE
#31 Janelle Cuthbertson (Fremantle) | ARTICLE
#30 Emily Bates (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#29 Katie Brennan (Richmond) | ARTICLE
#28 Gemma Houghton (Fremantle) | ARTICLE
#27 Kate Hore (Melbourne) | ARTICLE
#26 Ellie McKenzie (Richmond) | ARTICLE
#25 Ruby Schleicher (Collingwood) | ARTICLE
#24 Ash Riddell (North Melbourne)


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