This week’s season review draws focus to an emerging young talent.

Paige Scott

Avgs: 10 disposals, five tackles, two marks
11 games


In just 21 games at AFLW level, Paige Scott’s natural ability has been clear to see.

The talented 19-year-old would enter 2023 full of confidence after appearing in every game of her debut campaign the year prior, showing the signs of her potential.

Scott built gradually into her second season, with her defensive presence in the early stages of the season a major factor even when not required to hit the scoreboard as a higher forward.

A well-rounded performance against Fremantle in round four set Scott up for the remainder of the season, accumulating 16 disposals and four clearances in a more midfield-oriented role as a stoppage player.

Scott laid 11 tackles over the next two games before producing arguably her best display of the season in a critical round seven clash with Richmond.


Racking up 13 disposals and five clearances, Scott was involved in two brilliant passages of play to finally receive some scoreboard reward, booting a couple of goals as the Dons ran away 17-point victors at IKON Park.

Scott finished the season strongly by raking in another four clearances against Gold Coast in the final round, before fighting hard with 10 touches and another five tackles in the Elimination Final loss against Geelong.

Equipped with another season under her belt balancing midfield and forward duties, as well as the experience of her first finals game, Scott will be keen to channel her learnings into a third year in the system in 2024.