The month of May saw a number of noteworthy performers put forward their best football, but it was Charlie Curnow who beat out nominees Jack Sinclair and Tom Stewart, to claim the AFLPA’s MVP of the Month award, proudly presented by Snaffle.
Now outright leader for the Coleman Medal at the halfway mark of the season, Curnow’s tally of majors sits at 37 – five clear of his closest competitors, Jeremy Cameron and Max King.
Curnow’s past month has been particularly impressive.
In the absence of twin tower Harry McKay, and a host of other key position talls, Curnow has stood up for the Blues with 18 goals across his past four matches – including two six-goal hauls.
Not only leading the Coleman race, Curnow ranks impressively in a number of other key stats. He currently sits third in the AFL in score involvements (having accumulated 86) and fourth in the League for contested marks (with 25), highlighting his dominance in the air and importance to the Blues in finding an avenue to goal.
Curnow was at his most prolific in Round 8 against the Crows, with his 21 disposals and ten marks culminating in six goals and 15 score involvements, earning him a perfect ten in the AFLCA votes.
With the Blues entrenched in the eight, Curnow’s firepower will continue to play a vital role in his side’s march toward September.
2022 MVP of the Month winners