Jasmine Garner of the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos has been honoured as the AFL Coaches Association's AFLW Champion Player of the Year for an extraordinary third time after an outstanding 2023 season.

Garner's remarkable performance saw her poll votes in each game, with five perfect scores leading to an 81-vote finish.

Laura Gardiner of Sydney finished with 74 votes, securing the runner-up spot with her impressive performances that resonated with both fans and coaches alike. Brisbane's stalwart Ally Anderson was not far behind, rounding out the top three with 65 votes

Garner's season stats were nothing short of remarkable, with an average of 30 disposals, seven clearances, over 500 meters gained and a goal per game - setting her apart as a pivotal player. Her record-breaking Round 7 performance against Port Adelaide was a season highlight, where she secured 39 disposals and an AFLW record of 789 meters gained.

AFL Coaches Association CEO Alistair Nicholson had nothing but high praise for Garmer.

"Jasmine continues to wow the competition, performing to an incredibly high standard season after season. Winning back-to-back AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year awards and her third in her career is incredible," said Nicholson.

"She polled five perfect scores and votes in every match of the season, which is an outstanding feat.

Jasmine Garner in action during the AFLW match between Melbourne and North Melbourne (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

"The coaches have a unique perspective on what succeeds in each of the games, which, combined with the thought that goes into allocating the votes, makes this one of the most prestigious of all the individual awards."

Garner's coach, Darren Crocker, also praised her unwavering determination and skill.

"We feel so lucky to have Jas at our club and to have had a front-row seat to another outstanding season by her," he said.

"She is a special player, and to win this award for a third time is great recognition of her constant drive to get better and be the best she can be for the team."

Garner's third Champion Player of the Year award is a testament to her consistent performance and drive to excel, further solidifying her as one of the standout talents in the AFLW.

Her teammate, Ash Riddell, also received accolades, placing sixth in the vote tally, showcasing the strength of the Kangaroos this season. Garner's latest triumph not only reinforces her status as a top-tier player but also serves as an inspiration for her team and the wider AFLW community.