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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, October 16
Port Adelaide
vs
Richmond
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Dustin Martin (RICH)
6
Toby Nankervis (RICH)
4
Dan Houston (PORT)
3
Trent Cotchin (RICH)
3
Kane Lambert (RICH)
2
Tom Jonas (PORT)
2
Shai Bolton (RICH)
Sat, October 17
Brisbane Lions
vs
Geelong Cats
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Mitch Duncan (GEEL)
4
Lachie Neale (BL)
4
Brandan Parfitt (GEEL)
3
Sam Menegola (GEEL)
3
Jake Kolodjashnij (GEEL)
2
Joel Selwood (GEEL)
2
Jack Henry (GEEL)
1
Ryan Lester (BL)
1
Lincoln McCarthy (BL)

Leaderboard

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