Adelaide star Rory Sloane is the winner of the AFL Players’ MVP of the Month award for April.
Sloane attracted 59 percent of the player votes to claim the title, ahead of Richmond’s Dustin Martin (16 percent) and Crows teammate Eddie Betts (9 percent).
The 27-year-old is ranked inside the top five across the league in tackles, clearances, score involvements and contested possessions.
The 1988 AFLPA MVP, Gerard Healy, says Sloane is in career-best form across the opening six rounds of the season.
“Sloane is the complete package, who has delivered in five out of the first six rounds. His ball use, two-way running, attack, and defensive skills have been on display,” Healy said.
“He’s set the standard in the first six weeks for the rest of the competition to follow.”
Geelong’s Joel Selwood, Essendon’s Zach Merrett and Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines rounded out the six nominees, as decided by the MVP winners panel that includes Healy, Chris Judd, Leigh Matthews and Tim Watson.
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Sloane is now automatically nominated for the end-of-season AFL Players’ Association MVP Award (Leigh Matthews Trophy).
- The MVP winners (Matthews, Judd, Healy and Watson) will nominate six players they believe to be the best for the month.
- Current players will then vote to decide who they believe is the MVP of the Month from the six nominees
- The monthly winner will be automatically nominated for the end-of-season AFL Players’ MVP Award (Leigh Matthews Trophy).
March/April — Rounds 1-6
May — Rounds 7-10
June — Rounds 11-15
July — Rounds 16-19
August — Rounds 20-23