Monique Conti

Club: Richmond / Melbourne Boomers

Playing Honours:

  • FIBA U17 World Team 2016

  • U17 Australian Representative 2016

  • WNBL Rookie of the Year 2017

  • AFL Womens Academy 2017

  • AFLW Premiership 2018

  • Runner Up AFLW Rising Star 2018

  • AFLW Grand Final Best on Ground 2018

  • Western Bulldogs Best Young Player 2018 & 19

  • AFLW All Australian 2019

  • Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest 2019

A highly talented athlete, Monique Conti has achieved so much in her sporting career to date. 

Combining her two favourite sports, Football and Basketball, Monique excelled at both throughout her junior years representing Australia for Basketball at the U17 World Championships, taking home Gold and winning selection in the World Team. Before returning the following year in 2017 to represent Australia in the U/19 World Championships. In addition to this Monique was selected as part of the inaugural AFL Womens Academy, highlighting her talent across both sports.

After a terrific 2016/17 Basketball season culminating in Monique winning the WNBL Rookie of the Year, Melbourne Boomers signed Monique to a four year contract, showing just how critical the Year 12 student was to the team. At the conclusion of the Basketball season and immediately following her return from the U19 World Basketball Championships, Monique played a handful of games for Melbourne Uni in the VFL Womens competition highlighting her resilience. On the back of Monique's strong finish to the VFL Womens season, Monique was taken with the third pick in the 2017 Victorian AFLW Draft by the Western Bulldogs resulting in her playing at the elite level in both Basketball and Football.

In what has been a tremendous sporting year, Monique played off in the WNBL Grand Final Series for the Melbourne Boomers where they eventually went down in the third a final game of the series to Townsville. However, not allowing that to inhibit her ambitions, Monique went straight into the AFLW season where she instantly made her mark with her skill, speed, and agility, continually breaking the lines for the Bulldogs and sending them into attack. As the season went on, Monique continued to grow in confidence resulting in her taking home the Best on Ground Medal in the Bulldogs first AFLW Premiership in what was a game defining performance. As the celebrations continued on from the Premiership win, Monique was awarded Runners Up of the AFLW Rising Star Award and won the Western Bulldogs Best First Year Player.

In Season 2019, Monique again made a very quick transition from Basketball to Football, where here Basketball season finished with a finals loss in Adelaide on the Thursday, before flying back to Melbourne the following day, to only return to Adelaide to play the season opener against the Crows on the Saturday night. Monique started her season well, continuing her strong form throughout the season to win the Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest. At the conclusion of the season, Monique made the tough decision to leave the Bulldogs and join Richmond for there inaugural season in 2020.