|AFL Women's best and fairest|
|Awarded for||The best and fairest player in the AFL Women's|
|Currently held by||Madison Prespakis (Carlton)|
The AFL Women's best and fairest is awarded to the best and fairest player in the AFL Women's (AFLW) during the home-and-away season, as determined by votes cast by the officiating field umpires after each game. It is the most prestigious award for individual players in the AFLW. It is also widely acknowledged as the highest individual honour in the sport of women's Australian rules football.
To determine the best player, the three field umpires (not the goal umpires or boundary umpires) confer after each home-and-away match and award three votes, two votes and one vote to the players they regard as the best, second-best and third-best in the match, respectively. On the awards night, the votes from each match are tallied, and the player or players with the highest number of votes is awarded the trophy (subject to eligibility – see below).
The current voting system, which is the same as that of the Australian Football League (AFL)'s Brownlow Medal, has been used since the award's inception. If two or more eligible players score the equal highest number of votes, each wins a trophy.
The fairest component of the trophy is achieved by making ineligible any player who is suspended by the AFL Tribunal during the home-and-away season. An ineligible player cannot win the award, regardless of the number of votes she has received.
A player remains eligible for the award under the following circumstances:
Umpires cast their votes for each game independent of eligibility criteria of the players; i.e. umpires can cast votes for players who have already been suspended during that season if they perceive them to be amongst the best on the ground.
The AFL Women's best and fairest is awarded during the W Awards Night, the official AFL Women's awards ceremony, following the AFL Women's Grand Final. The ceremony itself has become increasingly elaborate, with footballers and their dates gradually becoming more fashion-conscious, however it has a much smaller following in comparison to the Brownlow Medal ceremony. The ceremony is currently held at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.
Most medals by player
Most medals by club
Most votes in a season
Winners who also won a premiership in same season
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