Rookie Me Central’s Collaborative 2022 AFL Women’s Top 50 Countdown: #22 Brittany Bonnici
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.
Bonnici is an inaugural Pie, and was selected with pick 27 in the 2016 draft. She has played all bar one game of Collingwood’s history and along the way, developed a reputation as a tough in and under midfielder.
The 2021 season saw Bonnici finished equal seventh in the league best and fairest award and record many of her career best statistical performances. Bonnici was a solid role player and tagger early in her career where she averaged 11 disposals per game in her first three seasons. Over the past two, she has averaged more than 20 touches per game and became a crucial on-baller both on the inside and outside, which was a key reason for her rise.
Her average disposals increased from 2020 to 2021, and 2021 saw her record her career record for disposals in a game, which was 31 against Richmond in Round 3. The Round 3 match against Richmond also saw Bonnici record her career high marks in one game of 10, which showcased her versatility and work rate to get to the outside.
Looking at this countdown, Bonnici made everyone’s top 50 list. She was ranked as high as 15th and as low as 35th, with most people ranking her somewhere in the 20s.
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) | 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) | ARTICLE
#23 Ally Anderson (Brisbane) | ARTICLE
#22 Britt Bonnici (Collingwood)