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, September 3
Geelong Cats
vs
GWS Giants
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Tom Hawkins (GEEL)
8
Zach Tuohy (GEEL)
4
Lachie Whitfield (GWS)
3
Jack Henry (GEEL)
2
Sam Menegola (GEEL)
2
Rhys Stanley (GEEL)
1
Cameron Guthrie (GEEL)
Sat, September 4
Brisbane Lions
vs
Western Bulldogs
Votes
Player (Club)
10
Jack Macrae (WB)
8
Bailey Smith (WB)
5
Hugh McCluggage (BL)
3
Caleb Daniel (WB)
2
Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
1
Tom Liberatore (WB)
1
Charlie Cameron (BL)

Leaderboard

Votes Player Club
16 Jack Macrae WB
10 Tom Hawkins GEEL
10 Isaac Heeney SYD
10 Clayton Oliver MELB
9 Travis Boak PORT
8 Tom Liberatore WB
8 Bailey Smith WB
8 Zach Tuohy GEEL
7 Marcus Bontempelli WB
7 Christian Petracca MELB
7 Ollie Wines PORT
6 Aliir Aliir PORT
6 Josh Kelly GWS
6 Luke Parker SYD
5 Charlie Cameron BL
5 Jack Henry GEEL
5 Hugh McCluggage BL
5 Cody Weightman WB
4 Lachie Neale BL
4 Darcy Parish ESS
4 Harry Perryman GWS
4 Lachie Whitfield GWS
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