Richmond's Monique Conti claimed her maiden AFLW Best and Fairest Award on Monday night to become the eighth winner of the honour in eight seasons of the competition.

Conti polled 23 of a possible 30 votes in 2023 to cement the win, with a four-way tie sharing the second spot seven votes behind at 16 overall.

Geelong's Amy McDonald, Sydney's Chloe Molloy, North Melbourne's Ash Riddell and Gold Coast's Claudia Whitfort all claimed a podium spot with Conti.

Despite the Tigers recording just the five wins this year, Conti was a constant favourite in the eyes of the umpires, win or lose, with the 23-year-old averaging 28.5 disposals, 7.3 clearances and 5.8 tackles from her 10 appearances this year.

"Honestly, you can't be where you are without your teammates," Conti said at the W Awards.

"I think we've got a really great coaching group in Ryan Ferguson and his assistants. With the help of Grace Egan in the midfield this year, and Eilish (Sheerin) came in for the last round, some good people around me, it really helps.

Monique Conti poses with the AFLW Best and Fairest and trophy during the 2023 W Awards at Crown Palladium on November 27, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

"Obviously, I've been really challenged this year, as the whole team have been, so just great coaches and team."

Conti would be one of two Richmond players selected in the All-Australian team for 2023, with defender Eilish Sheerin also named in the 21-person side.

North Melbourne captain Emma Kearney made it eight from eight selections in being named on the opposing half-back flank to Sheerin, with fellow Roos Jasmine Garner and Riddell also selected in the team.

11 of the 21 players named claimed their maiden All-Australian selections, while Melbourne's Kate Hore and Essendon's Bonnie Toogood were named captain and vice-captain of the team respectively.

Adelaide led the way for most selections with four as Ebony MarinoffChelsea BiddellDanielle Ponter and Niamh Kelly each earned spots in the side.

GWS forward Zarlie Goldsworthy took out the 2023 Rising Start Award by a one-vote margin over Sydney ruck Ally Morphett.

Goldsworthy polled 41 of a possible 45 votes, earning maximum votes from six of the nine judges.

Morphett was judged the best young player by the other three voters, with the breakout Swan 17 votes ahead of the third-placed Ella Roberts.

2023 AFLW Rising Star Leaderboard: 

Zarlie Goldsworthy (Greater Western Sydney) – 41
Ally Morphett (Sydney) – 40
Ella Roberts (West Coast) – 23
Matilda Scholz (Port Adelaide) – 13
Jasmine Fleming (Hawthorn) – 7

Brisbane's Courtney Hodder (Round 7) and Richmond's Caitlin Greiser (Round 10) took out the Mark of the Year and Goal of the Year honours respectively.