18/04/2024

The Inner Sanctum's writers have given their predictions for the 2022 AFLW season. (Photos: Gold Coast FC; AFL Women's; Carlton FC)

The Inner Sanctum's Aussie rules writers have looked into their crystal balls and predicted the premier, finalists and medal winners for the 2022 AFLW season.

The AFLW season is right around the corner, and The Inner Sanctum team has made their predictions on the year ahead.

Many have tipped back-to-back best and fairest and leading goalkicker awards, while we’ve selected six different premiers and placed nine of the 14 teams in the top six.

Check out all of our selections for season 2022.

Thomas Grattan

Premiers: Melbourne 

Runner-up: Adelaide 

Wooden spoon: Geelong 

Best and fairest: Kiara Bowers

Leading goalkicker: Darcy Vescio

Rising Star: Charlie Rowbottom 

Top 6: 

  1. Melbourne 
  2. Fremantle 
  3. Adelaide 
  4. Brisbane 
  5. Western Bulldogs 
  6. Collingwood

Jasper Chellappah 

Premiers: Fremantle

Runner-up: GWS

Wooden spoon: Geelong

Best and fairest: Kiara Bowers

Leading goalkicker: Darcy Vescio

Rising Star: Georgie Prespakis

Top 6:

  1. Fremantle 
  2. GWS
  3. Brisbane
  4. Melbourne 
  5. Adelaide
  6. Western Bulldogs
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Alex Catalano

Premiers: Collingwood

Runner-up: Melbourne

Wooden spoon: St Kilda

Best and fairest: Monique Conti

Leading goalkicker: Chloe Molloy

Rising Star: Amanda Ling

Top 6:

  1. Melbourne
  2. Collingwood
  3. Brisbane
  4. Adelaide
  5. Western Bulldogs
  6. Richmond

James Strebinos

Premiers: Collingwood

Runner-up: Fremantle

Wooden spoon: Geelong

Best and fairest: Jaimee Lambert

Leading goalkicker: Chloe Molloy

Rising Star: Charlie Rowbottom

Top 6:

  1. Fremantle
  2. Collingwood
  3. Melbourne
  4. Brisbane
  5. Adelaide
  6. Western Bulldogs

Kristin Davis

Premiers: Collingwood

Runner-up: Fremantle 

Wooden spoon: Geelong

Best and fairest: Ebony Marinoff 

Leading goalkicker: Darcy Vescio

Rising Star: Georgie Prespakis 

Top 6:

  1. Collingwood 
  2. Melbourne 
  3. Fremantle 
  4. Adelaide 
  5. Western Bulldogs 
  6. Brisbane
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Lachlan Dand

Premiers: Collingwood

Runner-up: Brisbane

Wooden spoon: Richmond

Best and fairest: Ellie Blackburn

Leading goalkicker: Chloe Molloy

Rising Star: Charlie Rowbottom

Top 6:

  1. Collingwood
  2. Brisbane
  3. Fremantle
  4. Melbourne
  5. Western Bulldogs
  6. Adelaide

Joe Pignataro

Premiers: Collingwood

Runner-up: Melbourne 

Wooden spoon: Geelong

Best and fairest: Maddy Prespakis 

Leading goalkicker: Jasmine Garner

Rising Star: Georgie Prespakis 

Top 6:

  1. Collingwood
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Carlton
  5. North Melbourne 
  6. Adelaide

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Jono Baruch 

Premiers: Adelaide

Runner-up: Melbourne

Wooden spoon: St Kilda

Best and fairest: Monique Conti

Leading goalkicker: Darcy Vescio

Rising Star: Georgie Prespakis

Top 6: 

  1. Collingwood
  2. Adelaide
  3. Brisbane
  4. Melbourne
  5. North Melbourne
  6. Richmond

Giacomo Bruno

Premiers: Melbourne

Runner-up: Adelaide

Wooden spoon: Gold Coast 

Best and fairest: Monique Conti

Leading goalkicker: Darcy Vescio

Rising Star: Charlie Rowbottom

Top 6:

  1. Melbourne 
  2. Adelaide 
  3. Collingwood 
  4. Brisbane 
  5. Fremantle 
  6. Western Bulldogs 
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Hamish Spence

Premiers: Brisbane

Runner-up: Melbourne

Wooden spoon: Gold Coast

Best and fairest: Alyce Parker

Leading goalkicker: Gemma Houghton

Rising Star: Charlie Rowbottom

Top 6:

  1. Melbourne
  2. Collingwood 
  3. Brisbane
  4. Adelaide 
  5. Fremantle 
  6. Western Bulldogs

Jordan Janssen

Premiers: Melbourne

Runner-up: Brisbane

Wooden spoon: Gold Coast Suns

Best and fairest: Monique Conti

Leading goalkicker: Chloe Molloy

Rising Star: Georgie Prespakis

Top 6:

  1. Melbourne
  2. Collingwood
  3. Brisbane
  4. Adelaide
  5. North Melbourne
  6. Western Bulldogs

Scott Kertes

Premiers: North Melbourne

Runner-up: Collingwood

Wooden spoon: Gold Coast

Best and fairest: Maddy Prespakis

Leading goalkicker: Darcy Vescio

Rising Star: Georgie Prespakis

Top 6:

  1. North Melbourne
  2. Collingwood
  3. Adelaide
  4. Brisbane
  5. Fremantle
  6. Western Bulldogs
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Dani Brown

Premiers: Fremantle

Runner-up: Adelaide

Wooden spoon: Geelong

Best and fairest: Kiara Bowers

Leading goalkicker: Dakota Davidson

Rising Star: Teah Charlton

Top 6:

  1. Brisbane
  2. Fremantle
  3. Adelaide
  4. Collingwood
  5. Melbourne 
  6. Western Bulldogs

Sheridan Harris

Premiers: Collingwood 

Runner-up: Melbourne

Wooden spoon: Geelong

Best and fairest: Jamiee Lambert

Leading goalkicker: Chloe Molloy

Rising Star: Amanda Ling 

Top 6:

  1. Collingwood
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Adelaide
  5. Western Bulldogs
  6. Carlton

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