At just 20-years-old, Monique is in rare air as a dual athlete, playing the point in the WNBL and hunting the Sherrin in AFLW.
The 2016-17 WNBL Betty Watson Rookie of the Year joins the Flyers this season after representing cross-town rivals Melbourne Boomers over the past few years.
With this WNBL season a condensed campaign over six weeks rather than across several months, the unique scheduling means she can represent the Flyers before returning home to Melbourne at Christmas then turning her focus to playing AFLW with Richmond.
Monique began playing basketball as a 5-year-old and combined basketball and football as a junior. She commenced her AFLW career with the Western Bulldogs where she was voted best-on-ground in their 2018 premiership-win over the Brisbane Lions. In 2019 she won the Bulldogs Best & Fairest and was selected in the AFLW All-Australian team. She then switched teams, joining Richmond for their inaugural campaign in 2020, winning the Tigers Best & Fairest Award.
A star of Australian junior basketball teams, most notably the Australian side which claimed gold at the 2016 Under-17 World Championships, Conti also represents the Melbourne Tigers in NBL1.
Cheryl Chambers on Monique:
“Mon will add some real tenacity, speed and pressure to our backcourt. Defensively, she is quick & agile, offensively she has the ability to push the ball hard in transition, score herself or find the open player & her ability to hit the 3 will help spread the floor for our team.”
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Monique Conti Player sponsor in 2020 is the Richmond Football Club.