Sydney Swans mid-fielder Callum Mills scored seven votes in the Carey Bunton Medal for his stand-out performance in the Swans loss to Melbourne in round eight at the MCG.
Mills is now on 20 votes for the season and is closing in on the award leaders Adelaide forward Taylor Walker on 28 and Jacob Hopper of GWS Giants with 23.
Meanwhile, last year’s medal winner Tom Hawkins (Geelong) scored three votes for the Cats in their stunning victory over reigning premier Richmond.
The Carey Bunton Medal for the best player from NSW in the AFL this season is based on the votes by the coaches for the AFL Coaches Award.
VOTES ROUND 8
28 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
23 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
20 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans (R8 7 votes v MEL)
10 Sam Wicks (Manly-Warringah) – Sydney Swans
9 Errol Gulden (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) – Sydney Swans
8 Lachie Schultz ((Moama) – Fremantle
5 Braeden Campbell (Pennant Hills) – Sydney Swans
6 Jacob Koschitzke (Albury) – Hawthorn
5 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong (R8 3 votes v RIC)
4 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide (R8 1 vote v ADL)
1 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong