Essendon, Brisbane and Fremantle’s three nominees have been announced in the lead up to the AFL Players’ Association MVP awards on Tuesday, September 13.
The nomination for the MVP Award is a two-stage process. The first involves players nominating three teammates for the award, before three nominees from every club are presented to the wider playing group for a vote to decide the winner. Players cannot vote for their own teammates in stage two of the process.
See the first batch of nominees for the Leigh Matthews Trophy, Best First Year Player, Most Courageous and Best Captain are below:
MVP NOMINEES: Zach Merrett, Brendon Goddard and James Kelly
BEST FIRST YEAR NOMINEE: Darcy Parish
MOST COURAGEOUS NOMINEE: Patrick Ambrose
CAPTAIN: Brendon Goddard
MVP NOMINEES: Dayne Zorko, Tom Rockliff and Mitch Robinson
BEST FIRST YEAR NOMINEE: Josh Schache
MOST COURAGEOUS NOMINEE: Mitch Robinson
CAPTAIN: Tom Rockliff
MVP NOMINEES: Lachie Neale, Michael Walters and Stephen Hill
BEST FIRST YEAR NOMINEE: Sam Collins
MOST COURAGEOUS NOMINEE: Aaron Sandilands
CAPTAIN: David Mundy
Stay tuned for Gold Coast, Carlton and Richmond’s nominees tomorrow.