John Worsfold Medal

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The John Worsfold Medal is an Australian rules football award presented annually to the player(s) adjudged the best and fairest at the West Coast Eagles throughout the Victorian Football League/Australian Football League (VFL/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. 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.
  • 2005–13: Each member of the match committee rates every player on a 5–4–3–2–1 basis for each match.
  • 2014–present: Each member of the match committee rates every player to a maximum of three votes for each match.[1]

Recipients[edit]

^ Denotes current player
+ Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
Year Winner(s) Votes Runner(s) up Votes Third place Votes Ref.
1987 Malaxos, SteveSteve Malaxos 229 Glendinning, RossRoss Glendinning 170 Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring 166 [2]
1988 Worsfold, JohnJohn Worsfold 111 McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna 101 Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring 74 [3]
1989 McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna 36 Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring 30 Lewis, ChrisChris Lewis 26 [4]
1990 Lewis, ChrisChris Lewis 39 Brennan, MichaelMichael Brennan 36 N/A [5]
Lamb, DwayneDwayne Lamb
1991 Turley, CraigCraig Turley 43 McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna 42 Matera, PeterPeter Matera 41 [2]
1992 Kemp, DeanDean Kemp 46 Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring 38 Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich 37 [6]
1993 Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich 34 Matera, PeterPeter Matera 31 N/A [7][8]
Pyke, DonDon Pyke Wilson, PeterPeter Wilson
1994 Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich (2) 45 Pyke, DonDon Pyke 39 McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna 38 [7]
1995 Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich (3) 36 Kemp, DeanDean Kemp 33 N/A [7]
White, MitchellMitchell White
1996 Banfield, DrewDrew Banfield 36 Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring 35 McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna 34 [9]
1997 Matera, PeterPeter Matera 37 Kemp, DeanDean Kemp 35 Morrison, ChadChad Morrison 33 [10]
Symmons, PaulPaul Symmons
1998 McIntosh, AshleyAshley McIntosh 39 Cousins, BenBen Cousins 37 Gehrig, FraserFraser Gehrig 30 [11]
Waterman, ChrisChris Waterman
1999 McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna (2) 36 Banfield, DrewDrew Banfield 35 N/A [4]
Braun, MichaelMichael Braun
Cousins, BenBen Cousins
2000 Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich (4) 27 Kemp, DeanDean Kemp 23 Morrison, ChadChad Morrison 21 [7]
2001 Cousins, BenBen Cousins 30 Collica, MichaelMichael Collica 17 Fletcher, ChadChad Fletcher 16 [12]
Jones, RowanRowan Jones
2002 Cousins, BenBen Cousins (2) 341 Kerr, DanielDaniel Kerr 295 Judd, ChrisChris Judd 242 [13]
2003 Cousins, BenBen Cousins (3) 303 Judd, ChrisChris Judd 269 Fletcher, ChadChad Fletcher 257 [12]
2004 Judd, ChrisChris Judd+ 355 Fletcher, ChadChad Fletcher 319 Cox, DeanDean Cox 271 [14]
2005 Cousins, BenBen Cousins+ (4) 477 Judd, ChrisChris Judd 416 Cox, DeanDean Cox 411 [15]
2006 Judd, ChrisChris Judd (2) 452 Glass, DarrenDarren Glass 440 Cousins, BenBen Cousins 429 [14]
2007 Glass, DarrenDarren Glass 405 Hunter, AdamAdam Hunter 369 Selwood, AdamAdam Selwood 367 [16]
2008 Cox, DeanDean Cox 450 Lynch, QuintenQuinten Lynch 360 Selwood, AdamAdam Selwood 316 [17]
2009 Glass, DarrenDarren Glass (2) 340 Hurn, ShannonShannon Hurn^ 329 LeCras, MarkMark LeCras 328 [18]
2010 LeCras, MarkMark LeCras^ 294 Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^ 286 Waters, BeauBeau Waters 281 [19]
2011 Glass, DarrenDarren Glass (3) 398 Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^ 398 Cox, DeanDean Cox 397 [20]
2012 Selwood, ScottScott Selwood 403 Cox, DeanDean Cox 400 Hurn, ShannonShannon Hurn^ 396 [21]
2013 Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^ 373 Mackenzie, EricEric Mackenzie^ 363 Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^ 363 [22]
2014 Mackenzie, EricEric Mackenzie^ 201 Priddis, MattMatt Priddis+^ 190 Shuey, LukeLuke Shuey^ 148 [23]
2015 Gaff, AndrewAndrew Gaff^ 210 Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^ 206 Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^ 183 [24]
2016 Shuey, LukeLuke Shuey^ 157 Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^ 146 Gaff, AndrewAndrew Gaff^ 140 [25]

Multiple winners[edit]

Player Medals Seasons
Cousins, BenBen Cousins 4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich 4 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000
Glass, DarrenDarren Glass 3 2007, 2009, 2011
Judd, ChrisChris Judd 2 2004, 2006
McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna 2 1989, 1999

References[edit]

General
Specific
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