Ashanti Bush has taken out the AFLW Goal of the Year for her spectacular finish against the GWS Giants in Round 10.

The Northern Territory product’s goal, kicked during the second quarter of the SUNS’ final AFLW game of 2022, was announced as the best of AFLW Season Seven during the W Awards at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on Tuesday night.

The goal – just Bush’s second in her young AFLW career – beat out fellow contenders Hawthorn’s Akec Makur Chuot and Adelaide’s Danielle Ponter.

It is the first time a Gold Coast SUNS player has taken out Goal of the Year – AFL or AFLW – in the club’s history.


“We all know the talent that Ashanti possesses – she’s hard to stop in full flight and it was incredible moment of individual brilliance,” Head Coach Cameron Joyce said.

“To be the first SUNS player – male or female – to win Goal of the Year is something Ashanti should be extremely proud of and hopefully we see her kicking many more goals in seasons to come.”

Bush has played seven AFLW matches for the SUNS since been taken with Pick 8 in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft.