North Melbourne, the Western Bulldogs and West Coast’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 fifth batch of nominees for the Leigh Matthews Trophy, Best First Year Player, Most Courageous and Best Captain below:
MVP NOMINEES: Robbie Tarrant, Jack Ziebell, Daniel Wells
BEST FIRST YEAR NOMINEE: Ryan Clarke
MOST COURAGEOUS NOMINEE: Jack Ziebell
CAPTAIN: Andrew Swallow
MVP NOMINEES: Marcus Bontempelli, Dale Morris, Lachie Hunter
BEST FIRST YEAR NOMINEE: Marcus Adams
MOST COURAGEOUS NOMINEE: Dale Morris
CAPTAIN: Robert Murphy
West Coast Eagles
MVP NOMINEES: Matt Priddis, Josh Kennedy, Luke Shuey
BEST FIRST YEAR NOMINEE: Tom Cole
MOST COURAGEOUS NOMINEE: Matt Priddis
CAPTAIN: Shannon Hurn
Stay tuned for Adelaide, the GWS Giants and Hawthorn’s nominees tomorrow.