Awards

The AFLCA Awards officially began in 2003.

The 'Best Young Player', 'Assistant Coach of Year', 'Support Staff Leadership', 'Lifetime Achievement' and 'Senior Coach of Year' are nominated by all 18 Senior Coaches towards the end of the Season.

Best Young Player of the Year

Presented in conjunction with Crown this award is 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)
2012 - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
2013 - Jeremy Cameron (GWS)

Development Coach of the Year Award

Presented in conjunction with Sports Learning Australia this award is in recognition of outstanding commitment, service and innovation in developing and preparing young players for AFL football.

Previous Winners
2012 - Craig McRae (Collingwood)
2013 - Chris Maple (Western Bulldogs)

Assistant Coach of the Year Award

Presented in conjunction with Monjon this award is 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)
2012 - Peter Sumich (Fremantle)
2013 - Robert Harvey (Collingwood)

Support Staff Leadership Award

Presented in conjunction with Bushnell this award is 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)
2012 - John Kilpatrick (Hawthorn)
2013 - Steven Wells (Geelong)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented in conjunction with Momentum Energy this award is 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)
2012 - John Beveridge (St. Kilda)
2013 - George Stone (Hawthorn & Sydney)

Coaching Legend Award

Presented in conjunction with PWC this award is in recognition of the significant achievement and excellence over time of a former VFL/AFL coach.

Previous Winners
2009 - John Kennedy Snr (Hawthorn, North Melbourne)
2010 - Ron Barrassi (Carlton, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Sydney)
2011 - Tom Hafey (Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong, Sydney)
2012 - David Parkin (Hawthorn, Fitzroy, Carlton)
2013 - Jock McHale (Collingwood) & Leigh Matthews (Collingwood & Brisbane)

Media Award

Presented in conjunction with Infront Sports Consulting this award is 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)
2012 - Jake Niall (The Age)
2013 - Daryl Timms (Herald Sun)

Allan Jeans Senior Coach of the Year Award

Presented in conjunction with Travel Club Getaways this award is 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)
2012 - John Longmire (Sydney)
2013 - Ken Hinkley (Port Adelaide)

Defence Housing Australia Champion Player of the Year Award

The Defence Housing Australia Champion Player of the Year is voted on week to week by both of the Senior Coaches on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis. Each Senior Coach votes on their match only and any player suspensions are disregarded.

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)
2012 - Trent Cotchin (Richmond)
2013 - Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)

About the AFLCA
Round 18* Leaderboard
83 Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
76 Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
76 Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
72 Gary Ablett (Gold Coast)
60 Lance Franklin (Sydney)
59 Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
57 Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
57 Joel Selwood (Geelong)
52 Tom Liberatore (Western Bulldogs)
50 Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
*This is a split round. Remaining games yet to be completed.
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