The AFLW's All-Australian squad of 40 was released on Wednesday night, with Collingwood having the most nominees with six players represented.
The Magpies have been the form side of the competition for most of the year, winning their first six games of the season before dropping two of their last three to finish 3rd on percentage.
Congratulations to our 6️⃣ Magpies who have been named in this year's @aflwomens All-Australian Squad! ✨
What an outstanding achievement 👏🏼
— Collingwood AFLW (@CollingwoodAFLW) March 31, 2021
It's widely tipped that a majority of the six Magpies nominated - Brianna Davey, Brittany Bonnici, Jaimee Lambert, Stacey Livingstone, Ruby Schleicher and Chloe Molloy will be named in the final 21.
Fellow finalists Adelaide, Brisbane, North Melbourne and Melbourne all have four players nominated in the squad, with Fremantle the odd finalist out with three players nominated.
Richmond's much-improved season has seen them rewarded with four nominees, including first-year sensation Ellie McKenzie, who was taken as the No.1 pick in last year's AFLW Draft.
McKenzie is one of a handful of first-timers in the squad this year, which features AA debutants such as teammate Harriet Cordner, Melbourne's Tyla Hanks, Brisbane's Cathy Svarc, Fremantle's Janelle Cuthbertson, Gold Coast's Lauren Ahrens and West Coast's Mikayla Bowen.
All 14 AFLW clubs have at least one representative in the All-Australian squad this year, with the final 21-player side to be announced at the W Awards on April 20.
The Full 2021 AFL Women's All-Australian Squad