John Worsfold Medal

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The John Worsfold Medal is the award given to the West Coast Eagles player determined to have been the "Best and Fairest" throughout an AFL season.

Sixteen individual players have won the West Coast best and fairest since the award was introduced for West Coast's inaugural 1987 season. The record of the most Club Champion Awards by an individual player is four which is held by Glen Jakovich and Ben Cousins, who have both won the award four times. Both players also share the record for the most consecutive best and fairests, having both won three consecutive awards.

The Club Champion Award was renamed the John Worsfold Medal in 2013, after former player and coach John Worsfold.

Voting procedure[edit]

Various procedures have been used by the match committee to determine the club champion:

  • 1987: unknown
  • 1988: unknown
  • 1989–2001: The match committee collectively award three votes to the best player, two votes to the second-best player and one vote to the third-best player in each match.
  • 2002–04: Each member of the match committee rates every player to a maximum of five votes for each match.
  • 2005–: Each member of the match committee rates every player on a 5–4–3–2–1 basis for each match.

List of winners[edit]

Year Winner(s) Votes Runner(s)-up Votes Third-place Votes
1987 Steve Malaxos 229 Ross Glendinning 170 Chris Mainwaring 166
1988 John Worsfold 111 Guy McKenna 101 Chris Mainwaring 74
1989 Guy McKenna 36 Chris Mainwaring 30 Chris Lewis 26
1990 Chris Lewis 39 Michael Brennan
Dwayne Lamb
36 John Worsfold 35
1991 Craig Turley[b] 43 Guy McKenna 42 Peter Matera 41
1992 Dean Kemp 46 Chris Mainwaring 38 Glen Jakovich 37
1993 Glen Jakovich
Don Pyke
34 Peter Matera
Peter Wilson
31 Paul Harding 30
1994 Glen Jakovich 45 Don Pyke 39 Guy McKenna 38
1995 Glen Jakovich 36 Dean Kemp
Mitchell White
36 Guy McKenna
Ryan Turnbull
31
1996 Drew Banfield 36 Chris Mainwaring 35 Guy McKenna 34
1997 Peter Matera[b] 37 Dean Kemp 35 Chad Morrison
Paul Symmons
33
1998 Ashley McIntosh 39 Ben Cousins 37 Fraser Gehrig
Chris Waterman
30
1999 Guy McKenna 36 Drew Banfield
Michael Braun
Ben Cousins
35 David Wirrpanda 34
2000 Glen Jakovich 27 Dean Kemp 23 Chad Morrison 21
2001 Ben Cousins 30 Michael Collica 17 Chad Fletcher
Rowan Jones
16
2002 Ben Cousins 341 Daniel Kerr 295 Chris Judd 242
2003 Ben Cousins 303 Chris Judd 269 Chad Fletcher 257
2004 Chris Judd [a] 355 Chad Fletcher 319 Dean Cox 271
2005 Ben Cousins [a] 477 Chris Judd 416 Dean Cox 411
2006 Chris Judd 452 Darren Glass 440 Ben Cousins 429
2007 Darren Glass 405 Adam Hunter 369 Adam Selwood 367
2008 Dean Cox 450 Quinten Lynch 360 Adam Selwood 316
2009 Darren Glass 340 Shannon Hurn 329 Mark LeCras 328
2010 Mark LeCras 294 Matt Priddis 286 Beau Waters 281
2011 Darren Glass 398 Matt Priddis 398 Dean Cox 397
2012 Scott Selwood 403 Dean Cox 400 Shannon Hurn 396
2013 Matt Priddis 373 Eric Mackenzie 363 Josh Kennedy 363

Notes[edit]

a Also won the Brownlow Medal.
b Also finished runner-up in the Brownlow Medal. Daniel Kerr finished runner-up in the Brownlow Medal in 2005 and 2007, but did not poll in the top three of the Club Champion Award in these years.

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