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Benjy’s Rookie Radar – AFLW Round 4

Benjy looks back at how the rookies did in Round 4 of the AFLW

24 disposals. 14 tackles. Two marks. And a goal.

But more importantly, a whopping 134 points for 🍐 Abbey Dowrick!

The new leader of the Charlie Rowbottom Medal blitzed the second highest score of the season – imagine if you put her on the bench like a certain writer did…

Rookies of the round

The votes for the Charlie Rowbottom Medal for best rookie of the season go to:

5. 🍐 Abbey Dowrick (MID) 134

4. 🍐 Hannah Ewings (FWD) 98

3. 🦉 Jasmine Fleming (MID) 81

3. 🦢 Montana Ham (MID) 81

3. ⚓️ Megan Kauffman (FWD) 81

Leaderboard: 🍐 Dowrick (10), 🍐 Ewings (9), 🐯 Sheerin (8), 🦢 Eastman (5), 🍐 McGrath (4), 🦉 Smith (4), 🦢 Ham (4).

Cash is queen

The biggest price rises by rookies this round were:

🍐 Abbey Dowrick (MID) $17,100

🍐 Hannah Ewings (FWD) $13,200

✈️ Stephanie Wales (RUCK) $11,600

🔵 Keeley Skepper (MID) $11,300

⚓️ Megan Kauffman (FWD) $10,500

Trade targets

🦢 Montana Ham | MID, $65,600, 30%

It’s strange to put Ham as a trade target considering she was a hyped pick 1 and owned by a majority of coaches in Round 1.

But she returned from her knee injury with a bang, pumping out an 81 with 83% CBAs to back up her 67 on debut.

It’s a lot to pay for a rookie but Ham’s price is set to rocket if she can keep this up.

🐶 Keely Coyne | MID, $34,400, 3%

Coyne scored 57 in her debut and is a handy downgrade target for one of your three trades this round.

She racked up an impressive six tackles and had a strong 3:1 kick:handball ratio.

Side note

🍐 Abbey Dowrick’s 134 was so massive that half of her score (67) would’ve polled votes in the first three rounds!

And spare a thought for 🟠 Jodie Hicks, whose 75 missed out on votes this week but would’ve polled four votes in Round 1 and 2, and five votes in Round 3.

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Benjy is a Swannies supporter whose love of fantasy footy far exceeds his skill. Is a sixth year breakout on the cards? Follow on Twitter: @benjylat



  1. BrodieA

    September 20, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Is Ewings too late to get in? Feel like she’s a top 5 FWD at this rate

    • FletcherM

      September 21, 2022 at 5:59 pm

      Nope not too late. She is a gun. Do you know how to trade a forward utility to a midfield utility without it saying player category limit?

      • BrodieA

        September 21, 2022 at 8:11 pm

        You just trade the player you want as normal and then to bring any player into the utility position, there is a utility tab when picking your player. Instead of going into the midfield tab

  2. Euman

    September 22, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Will Aimee Whelan play? b/e still -1 but can swap to Bushby at least i know shes playing

    • Euman

      September 23, 2022 at 8:23 am

      Yes she’s been named

  3. euman

    September 22, 2022 at 9:13 am

    second question – is it a stretch to captain Abbey Dowrick? listed as easy match up for Port v Gold Coast? thoughts?

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