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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 3

Votes by Match

Votes by Match

Fri, September 10
Melbourne
vs
Geelong Cats
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Max Gawn (MELB)
6
Christian Petracca (MELB)
6
Christian Salem (MELB)
4
Clayton Oliver (MELB)
3
Jack Viney (MELB)
1
Kysaiah Pickett (MELB)
Sat, September 11
Port Adelaide
vs
Western Bulldogs
Votes
Player (Club)
9
Bailey Smith (WB)
9
Jack Macrae (WB)
5
Mitch Hannan (WB)
3
Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
2
Aaron Naughton (WB)
1
Adam Treloar (WB)
1
Josh Schache (WB)

Leaderboard

Votes Player Club
25 Jack Macrae WB
17 Bailey Smith WB
14 Clayton Oliver MELB
13 Christian Petracca MELB
11 Max Gawn MELB
10 Marcus Bontempelli WB
10 Tom Hawkins GEEL
10 Isaac Heeney SYD
9 Travis Boak PORT
8 Tom Liberatore WB
8 Zach Tuohy GEEL
7 Ollie Wines PORT
6 Aliir Aliir PORT
6 Josh Kelly GWS
6 Luke Parker SYD
6 Christian Salem MELB
5 Charlie Cameron BL
5 Mitch Hannan WB
5 Jack Henry GEEL
5 Hugh McCluggage BL
5 Cody Weightman WB
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