The AFL Women’s Club Champion award is named the Gabrielle Trainor Medal.

The award recognises one of the club’s most influential figures and a pioneer for the development of female football in New South Wales. 

Ms Trainor was an inaugural GIANTS board member as well as a member of the Team GWS advisory committee before joining the AFL Commission in March last year. 

Prior to joining the GIANTS, Ms Trainor also served on the AFL NSW/ACT Commission for 10 years. She worked to support the then-fledgling Sydney Women’s AFL in its development and its relationship with the Commission. 

GIANTS Chairman Tony Shepherd said Ms Trainor had been instrumental in the development of the GIANTS and the game more broadly in New South Wales.

“As someone who has worked with Gabrielle for a number of years, I’m immensely proud to have our premier AFL Women’s award called the Gabrielle Trainor Medal,” Mr Shepherd said.

“We’re delighted to recognise Gabrielle’s work within both the GIANTS and the AFL - it’s a natural fit for someone who has contributed so much to the game and the development of women’s football.”

Ms Trainor’s links to Australian Football go well beyond the time she served on the AFL NSW/ACT Commission with both her father and grandfather serving as President of the North Melbourne Football Club and delegates to the governing body, then the VFL.

Year

Gabrielle Trainor Medallist

Rising Star

Community Award

Coaches Award

Members' Choice Award

2017

Jessica Dal Pos

Erin McKinnon

Amanda Farrugia

Britt Tully

Amanda Farrugia

2018

Alicia Eva

Elle Bennetts

Erin McKinnon

Britt Tully

Courtney Gum

2019

Rebecca Beeson

Alyce Parker

Nicola Barr

Emma Swanson

Amanda Farrugia

2020

Alyce Parker

Lisa Steane

Nicola Barr

Cora Staunton

Alyce Parker