Charlie Rowbottom has finished AFLW Season 7 with a strong endorsement from the league’s coaches, ranking seventh in the final AFLCA Championship Player of the Year tally.

The explosive midfielder finished the season on 57 votes, including three best on ground performances in rounds four, five and nine which earned her a maximum ten votes each.

The result is more than double any SUNS player’s previous feat with Alison Drennan accumulating 28 votes in season six (19th overall) and Jamie Stanton earning 28 votes in 2020 (ranking 9th overall).

Rowbottom is emerging as one of the league’s elite contested ball winners, despite being in just her second AFLW season.

While the number one draft pick excelled in her debut season, she only polled AFLCA votes in two games – round two (10 votes) and round six (1 vote).

Her ability to catch the AFLW coaches eyes in all bar two games in Season 7 demonstrates her growth and impact on the game this year.