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Bont edges out competitors to claim MVP of the Month

A monumental month has earned Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli the MVP of the Month Award, supported by Jagger.

Bontempelli received received 40 per cent of the vote to narrowly claim the award ahead of Essendon midfielder Darcy Parish (39per cent) and rising Brisbane star Hugh McCluggage (21 per cent).

Rewarded with a new deal this week, Bontempelli is having arguably a career-best season averaging 27.2 disposals in the past five rounds, 6.8 clearances, 5.4 tackles and impacting the scoreboard with eight goals.

With more time in the midfield this season Essendon’s Darcy Parish has flourished. The 23-year-old has averaged a staggering 35.6 disposals in his past five games, 7.2 clearances and 4.4 tackles in a career-best season.

Rounding out the three nominees, McCluggage has stamped his authority on the competition this season becoming a pivotal cog in Brisbane’s engine room. The 23-year-old is averaging 28.2 disposals, 4.4 tackles and four clearances per game.

The AFL Players’ Association MVP of the Month is a revamped concept and looks to recognise the AFL’s best performers each month. Fans will get the choice to select the MVP of the Month, after three names have been put forward by the AFLPA.

All fans who vote will go into the running to win a Jagger watch, valued at $395.

As an added bonus, Jagger are offering 10 per cent off on any product purchased online. Enter MVP2021 at the checkout to redeem this offer.


April – Taylor Walker (Adelaide)

May – Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)