The EDFL wishes to congratulate EDFL junior Monique Conti on winning the AFLW Best and Fairest at Monday's AFLW awards night.
Monique started her football journey at Essendon Doutta Stars in 2010 playing primarily against boys before the introduction of female competitions.
She played 52 games for Douttas kicking 13 goals and being named in the best in 17 games.
She then moved across to Melbourne University in the EDFL and WRFL Western Youth Girls competition playing a further 24 games and kicking 39 goals.
Among her tenure there, Monique represented Vic Metro in the Under 18 Youth Girls Championships as a 16-year-old.
Monique transferred to Aberfeldie for the 2017 season and played three games for the Two Blues while representing the Calder Cannons in the inaugural TAC Cup Girls competition (now Talent League Girls) and debuting at VFLW level.
With multiple All-Australian selections and placement in the inaugural AFL Women's academy under her belt, she was selected fourth overall in the 2017 Draft by the Western Bulldogs and would quickly become one of the league's top players.
Well done Monique!