2016’s Best First Year Nominees

2016’s Best First Year Nominees

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Ahead of the AFL Players’ Association MVP Awards on Tuesday, September 13, each player from the 18 AFL teams voted for who they consider to be the Best First Year Player.

Presented by Tissot, the Best First Year Player has been awarded annually since 1998, with Port Adelaide’s Nick Stevens receiving the inaugural accolade.

Since then, three clubs have had multiple winners, with Fremantle leading the way with three recipients.

2016’S NOMINEES FOR THE BEST FIRST YEAR PLAYER AWARD:


Adelaide: 
Wayne Milera

Brisbane: Josh Schache

Carlton: Jacob Weitering

Collingwood: Josh Smith

Essendon: Darcy Parish

Fremantle: Sam Collins

Geelong: Tom Ruggles

Gold Coast: Callum Ah Chee

GWS Giants: Jacob Hopper

Hawthorn: Kade Stewart

Melbourne: Josh Wagner

North Melbourne: Ryan Clarke

Port Adelaide: Riley Bonner

Richmond: Daniel Rioli

St Kilda: Jade Gresham

Sydney: Callum Mills

West Coast: Tom Cole

Western Bulldogs: Marcus Adams

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