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Gary Ayres Award (Best Finals Player)

The Gary Ayres Award is presented in recognition of the player who has been adjudged as the best player throughout the AFL Finals series, as voted by the Coaches on a weekly basis throughout the duration of the AFL Finals Series. Votes for the Gary Ayres Award are issued after every game of the AFL Finals series by the competing coaches, with each coach providing their 5-4-3-2-1 for the match.

ABOUT GARY AYRES

Gary Ayres was a member of 5 Hawthorn premiership teams – 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1991 and is a two time Norm Smith Medallist, adjudged best on ground in 1986 and 1988.

Ayres coached 223 AFL games between 1995 and 2004: 116 with Geelong and 107 with Adelaide.

SEASON

Finals Week 2

Votes by Match

Votes by Match

Fri, October 9
Richmond
vs
St Kilda
Votes
Player (Club)
8
Dustin Martin (RICH)
5
Bachar Houli (RICH)
5
Tom Lynch (RICH)
4
Shai Bolton (RICH)
4
Shane Edwards (RICH)
3
Callum Wilkie (STK)
1
Toby Nankervis (RICH)
Sat, October 10
Geelong Cats
vs
Collingwood
Votes
Player (Club)
9
Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL)
9
Mitch Duncan (GEEL)
4
Tom Stewart (GEEL)
3
Tom Hawkins (GEEL)
2
Rhys Stanley (GEEL)
2
Cameron Guthrie (GEEL)
1
Jed Bews (GEEL)

Leaderboard

Votes Player Club
10 Nic Naitanui WCE
10 Daniel Rich BL
9 Patrick Dangerfield GEEL
9 Mitch Duncan GEEL
9 Paddy Ryder STK
9 Ollie Wines PORT
8 Dustin Martin RICH
7 Caleb Daniel WB
7 Dougal Howard STK
6 Harris Andrews BL
6 Charlie Cameron BL
6 Hugh McCluggage BL
5 Bachar Houli RICH
5 Tom Lynch RICH
5 Sam Powell-Pepper PORT
4 Taylor Adams COLL
4 Shai Bolton RICH
4 Shane Edwards RICH
4 Hamish Hartlett PORT
4 Brody Mihocek COLL
4 Tom Rockliff PORT
4 Tom Stewart GEEL
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