Star of the show: Wardlaw headlines 22 under 22 AFLW team

Jesse Wardlaw has been named in the 2022 AFL Players Association’s 22Under22 team.

Wardlaw was recognised for her standout performances across the 2022 AFLW season, with the 22Under22 side representing the competition’s best 22 players under the age of 22.

Jesse produced another strong season of football to earn a place in the side after steadily building over the past three seasons.

A key tall in the Lions forward line, Wardlaw has consistently performed in the air and on the ground in the Lions offensive efforts throughout their 2022 AFLW campaign.

The 22-year-old averaged 3.9 score involvements and 2.6 marks per game, while still booting a total seven goals and eight behinds herself throughout the AFLW home and away season.