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Awards

AFLW Senior Coach of the Year

Recognition of the best performed AFLW Senior Coach throughout the home and away season up and including the Preliminary Finals, having regard for current season's performance, available resources, player talent and team management.

Current holder
2020  Trent Cooper (Fremantle)

Monjon Allan Jeans Senior Coach of the Year

Recognition of the best performed Senior Coach throughout the home and away season, having regard for current season's performance, available resources, player talent and team management.

Current holder
2020  Ken Hinkley (Port Adelaide)

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.

Current holder
2019  Dustin Martin (RICHMOND)
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Shadforth Financial Group AFLCA Champion Player of the Year

The AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player Award is an award voted by the 18 coaching panels on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis after each home and away game, acknowledging outstanding effort by an individual player in a season.

Current holder
2020  Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions)

AFL Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year

Awarded based on input from the Players and Coaches, on a 50-50 basis.

Current holder
2020  Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs)

AFLCA Coaching Legend

This award is in recognition of the significant achievement and excellence over time of a former VFL/AFL coach.

Current holder
2018  Denis Pagan (NORTH MELBOURNE, CARLTON)

Neale Daniher Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognition of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the game over a 'footy' lifetime.

Current holder
2020  Neil Balme (MELBOURNE, COLLINGWOOD, GEELONG, RICHMOND)
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La Trobe Business School Career & Education

The award goes to a coach who has shown exceptional commitment to their professional development as judged by AFLCA Management.

Current holder
2019  Dan Jordan (ESSENDON)
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Shadforth Financial Group Best Young Player

Recognition of the player who, based on his performance in his first two seasons of AFL Football deserves to be acknowledged as the Best Young Player.

Current holder
2020  Sam Walsh (Carlton)

AFLCA Media Award

Presented in conjunction with Atlantic Group this award is in recognition of respected and insightful coverage of AFL football at the professional level.

All coaches can nominate.

Current holder
2020  Gerard Whateley (FOX, SEN)

AFLW Champion Player of the Year

The AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year is an award voted by the AFLW senior coaches on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis after each home and away game, acknowledging outstanding effort to an individual player in a season.

Current holder
2020  Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne)