AFLCA Industry Awards
Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 12:00 PM

Criteria for Awards and Previous Winners

1.    Crown Best Young Player of the Year

In recognition of the player who in the opinion of the AFL Coaches, based on his performances deserves to be acknowledged as the Best Young Player in his first two seasons of AFL football.
 * No age limit or games limit and any match suspensions disregarded.

Previous Winners
2003 - Chris Judd (West Coast)
2004 - Daniel Wells (Kangaroos)
2005 - Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
2006 - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
2007 - Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
2008 - Joel Selwood (Geelong)
2009 - Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn)
2010 - Stephen Hill (Fremantle)
2011 - Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)

2.   Drake International Assistant Coach of the Year Award

In recognition of service to the game and to his/her Club having regard for longevity, outstanding contribution, innovation, initiative in carrying out his / her duties.

Previous Winners
2003 - Neil Craig (Adelaide)
2004 - Phil Walsh (Port Adelaide)
2005 - Robert Wiley (West Coast)
2006 - John Longmire (Sydney)
2007 - Tony Micale (West Coast)
2008 - Tony Elshaug (St Kilda)
2009 - Mark Riley (Carlton)
2010 - Brendan McCartney (Geelong)
2011 - Darren Crocker (North Melbourne)

3.   Monjon Australia Support Staff Leadership Award

In recognition of service to the game and to his/her Club, having regard for longevity, outstanding contribution, innovation, initiative in carrying out his / her duties.

Previous Winners
2003 - Barry Gavin (Hawthorn)
2004 - Bill Sutherland (West Coast)
2005 - Eddie Walsh (Western Bulldogs)
2006 - Ted Soderblom (Richmond)
2007 - Noel Judkins
2008 - Shane O’Sullivan (Carlton / Brisbane Bears)
2009 - Ken Whiffen (St. Kilda)
2010 - Ilmar Tiltins (Richmond)
2011 - Arthur Wilkinson (Melbourne)

4.   Mercedes Benz Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution (in any capacity) to the game over a 'footy' lifetime.

Previous Winners
2003 - Haydn Bunton Jnr (W.A).
2004 - Neil Kerley (S.A.)
2005 - John Todd (W.A.)
2006 - Dr John Grant (VIC)
2007 - Wally Miller
2008 - Ian Ridley (Melbourne)
2009 - Bruce Reid & Ian Reynolds (Essendon)
2010 - Barrie Downs (Adelaide)
2011 - Russell Ebert (Port Adelaide) & Geoff Walsh (Collingwood)

5.   PWC Coaching Legend Award

In recognition of the significant achievement and excellence over time of a former VFL/AFL coach.

Previous Winners
2009 - John Kennedy Snr (Hawthorn)
2010 - Ron Barrassi (Carlton, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Sydney)
2011 - Tom Hafey

6.   Infront Sports Consulting Media Award

In recognition of journalistic excellence in covering stories and subjects relating to AFL coaches.

Previous Winners
2009 - Greg Baum (The Age)
2010 - Daniel Harford (SEN)
2011 - Samantha Lane (The Age, Channel 10)

7. Etihad Airways Allan Jeans Senior Coach of the Year Award

In recognition by your peers for coaching excellence throughout the home and away season, having regard for prior season’s performance, available resources, player talent and team management.

Previous Winners

2003 - Paul Roos (Sydney)
2004 - Mark Williams (Port Adelaide)
2005 - Neil Craig (Adelaide)
2006 - John Worsfold (West Coast)
2007 - Mark Thompson (Geelong)
2008 - Mark Thompson (Geelong)
2009 - Ross Lyon (St. Kilda)
2010 - Michael Malthouse (Collingwood)
2011 - John Worsfold (West Coast)

6. Champion Player of the Year

Previous Winners
2003 - Nathan Buckley (Collingwood)
2004 - Warren Tredrea (Port Adelaide)
2005 - Barry Hall (Sydney)
2006 - Simon Goodwin (Adelaide) & Adam Goodes (Sydney)
2007 - Gary Ablett (Geelong)
2008 - Gary Ablett (Geelong)
2009 - Gary Ablett (Geelong)
2010 - Dane Swan (Collingwood)
2011 - Marc Murphy (Carlton)


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111 Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
95 Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
83 Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
80 Lance Franklin (Sydney)
72 Gary Ablett (Gold Coast)
72 Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
72 Matthew Priddis (West Coast)
70 Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
68 Joel Selwood (Geelong)
66 Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn)
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