The Newcastle Flyer Soars Into Contention

Sydney Swans’ mid-fielder Isaac Heeney has made a giant leap into contention for this year’s Carey Bunton Medal for the best player from NSW in the AFL based on the votes for the AFL Coaches Association Award.

The former Cardiff player scored ten votes for his brilliant performance in the Swans’ demolition of the Fremantle Dockers at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast last Sunday.

Heeney is now on thirty-seven votes, but is now within reach of leader Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants), who has accumulated 48 votes so far this season, and Adelaide key forward Taylor Walker is now only one vote in front of Heeney.

VOTES ROUND 19
48 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
38 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
37 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans (R19 10 votes v FRE)
37 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
33 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong (R19 4 votes v RIC)
11 Errol Gulden (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) – Sydney Swans (R19 2 votes v FRE)
10 Sam Wicks (Manly-Warringah) – Sydney Swans
10 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton
8 Lachie Schultz ((Moama) – Fremantle
8 Luke Breust (Temora) – Hawthorn
7 Matthew Kennedy (Collingullie)
6 Jacob Koschitzke (Albury) – Hawthorn
6 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans
6 Jeremy Finlayson (Culcairn) – GWS Giants
6 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
5 Braeden Campbell (Pennant Hills) – Sydney Swans
5 Taylor Duryea (Corowa) – Western Bulldogs
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
4 Dougal Howard (Wagga Tigers) – St Kilda
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide

‘Gullie boys get amongst the votes

     Matthew Kennedy

Former Collingullie-Glenfield Park and GWS Giants team-mates Matthew Kennedy and Harry Perryman (Giants) both received votes for this round in this year’s Carey Bunton Medal for the best player from NSW in the AFL based on voting in the AFL Coaches Association Award.

Now playing for Carlton, Kennedy scored seven votes for his outstanding performance in the Blues convincing win over Collingwood at Marvel Stadium while Perryman polled three votes in the Giants loss to the Sydney Swans on the Gold Coast.

Jacob Hopper retains the lead in the award with forty-eight votes, ten votes clear of Adelaide forward Taylor Walker, and dashing Swans mid-fielder Callum Mills, who sensationally missed the win over the Giants due to a Covoid scare.

 


VOTES ROUND 18
48 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
38 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
37 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
29 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong (R18 7 votes v FRE)
27 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
10 Sam Wicks (Manly-Warringah) – Sydney Swans
10 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton
9 Errol Gulden (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) – Sydney Swans
8 Lachie Schultz ((Moama) – Fremantle
8 Luke Breust (Temora) – Hawthorn (R18 6 votes v MEL)
7 Matthew Kennedy (Collingullie) – Carlton (R18 7 votes v COL)
6 Jacob Koschitzke (Albury) – Hawthorn
6 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans
6 Jeremy Finlayson (Culcairn) – GWS Giants
6 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants (R18 3 votes v SYD)
5 Braeden Campbell (Pennant Hills) – Sydney Swans
5 Taylor Duryea (Corowa) – Western Bulldogs
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
4 Dougal Howard (Wagga Tigers) – St Kilda
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide

Callum Mills Zooms In On The Lead in Carey-Bunton Medal

Sydney Swans mid-fielder Callum Mills has zoomed in on the leaders in this year’s Carey Bunton Medal for the best player from NSW in the AFL based on the votes for the AFL Coaches Award.

The former Mosman junior scored ten votes for his outstanding performance in the Swans’ destruction of the West Coast Eagles down at Kardinia Park last Sunday.

Mills is now on thirty-seven votes, just three behind outright leader Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants) and only one vote behind early-season leader Adelaide star forward Taylor Walker.

Isaac Heeney (Swans) and last year’s winner Tom Hawkins of Geelong both scored votes in round 16 and remain in contention for the award.

VOTES ROUND 16
40 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
38 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
37 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans (R16 – 10 votes v WCE)
27 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans (R16 – 4 votes v WCE)
22 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong (R16 – 7 votes v ESS)
10 Sam Wicks (Manly-Warringah) – Sydney Swans
10 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton
9 Errol Gulden (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) – Sydney Swans
8 Lachie Schultz (Moama) – Fremantle
6 Jacob Koschitzke (Albury) – Hawthorn
6 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans
6 Jeremy Finlayson (Culcairn) – GWS Giants
5 Braeden Campbell (Pennant Hills) – Sydney Swans
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
4 Dougal Howard (Wagga Tigers) – St Kilda
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
3 Taylor Duryea (Corowa) – Western Bulldogs
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide
2 Luke Breust (Temora) – Hawthorn
2 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong (R16 – 1 votes v ESS

Zac Williams Answers His Critics

Carlton utility Zac Williams responded to criticism of his performances this season in a strong display for Carlton in its win over Adelaide by scoring seven votes in this year’s Carey Bunton Medal for the best player from NSW in the AFL based on the votes for the AFL Coaches Award.

The former Giant, originally from Narrandera, has now scored ten votes for the award this season.

Meanwhile, Jacob Hopper (Giants) remains at the head of the leader board with 40 votes, just two ahead of Adelaide forward Taylor Walker.

To date, twenty-three players from NSW have scored votes in the Carey Bunton medal.

 

VOTES ROUND 15
40 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
38 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
27 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans (R15 3 votes v PORT)
23 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
15 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong
10 Sam Wicks (Manly-Warringah) – Sydney Swans
10 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton (R15 7 votes v ADL)
9 Errol Gulden (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) – Sydney Swans
8 Lachie Schultz ((Moama) – Fremantle
6 Jacob Koschitzke (Albury) – Hawthorn
6 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans
6 Jeremy Finlayson (Culcairn) – GWS Giants
5 Braeden Campbell (Pennant Hills) – Sydney Swans
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
4 Dougal Howard (Wagga Tigers) – St Kilda (R15 4 votes v RIC)
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
3 Taylor Duryea (Corowa) – Western Bulldogs
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide
2 Luke Breust (Temora) – Hawthorn
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong

Former Leeton-Whitton Gun Jumps To The Lead

GWS Giants mid-fielder Jacob Hopper has leaped back into the lead for this year’s Carey Bunton Medal for the best player from NSW in the AFL based on the votes by the coaches for the AFL Coaches Award.

Hopper scored seven votes from the coaches for his performance for the Giants in their convincing win over Carlton at Giants Stadium in Sydney.

Hopper is now at the head of the leader board with 40 votes, just two ahead of Adelaide evergreen Taylor Walker.

Meanwhile, three players scored votes for the first time this season, Jeremy Finlayson (Giants), Taylor Duryea (Western Bulldogs), and Luke Breust (Hawthorn).

VOTES ROUND 14
40 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants (R14 7 votes v CAR)
38 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
24 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
23 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
15 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong
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
6 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans
6 Jeremy Finlayson (Culcairn) – GWS Giants (R14 6 votes v CAR)
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
3 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton
3 Taylor Duryea (Corowa) – Western Bulldogs (R14 3 votes v GEE)
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide
2 Luke Breust (Temora) – Hawthorn (R14 2 votes v ESS)
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong

Not Much Movement With NSW Players in Voting in Carey-Bunton Medal

With the continued byes in the AFL competition for Round 13, there was only one NSW player, Geelong’s Tom Hawkins, who managed to chalk up some points on the Carey-Bunton leader board with his four goal effort.

Adelaide’s, Taylor Walker remains on top despite his side’s two point loss to St Kilda at Cazalys Stadium, Cairns.

Second placed, GWS player Jacob Hopper, was named in his side’s best in the drawn game v North Melbourne but he too, failed to record any points in the medal tally.

The rest of the field trails off as the season continues to produce some fantastic football with a number of weekly upsets.

VOTES ROUND 13
38 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
33 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
24 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
23 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
15 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong  (R13 2 votes v Pt Adel)
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
6 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
3 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong

Origin Selectors Mid-Season Review

NSW AFL State-of-Origin selectors Mark Maclure, Wayne Carey, Mike Sheahan and Rod Gillett led by chairman Richard Colless are currently doing a mid-season review of the team to be announced at the end of the season.

New players likely to come under consideration include Melbourne’s Charlie Spargo, Bulldog’s defender Taylor Duryea, GWS’s Jack Buckley and Swans speedster Sam Wicks.

Meanwhile, Adelaide key forward Taylor Walker has stretched his lead in this season’s Carey-Bunton Medal with a solid game in the Crows loss to Collingwood at the Adelaide Oval last Saturday.

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 12
38 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide (R12 2 votes v COL)
33 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
24 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
23 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
13 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong
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
6 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans (R12 4 votes v STK)
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
3 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – GWS Giants
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong

Tex Back In Front

Taylor Walker is back in front in the Carey Bunton Medal following his sterling performance in the 28-point loss to Richmond in round 11 at Giants Stadium in Sydney by scoring six votes.

“Tex” is now on 36 votes just three ahead of GWS mid-fielder Jacob Hopper, who did not score any votes in the loss to the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.

Meanwhile, Sydney Swans star forward-mid-fielder Isaac Heeney continues to mount a challenge with another ten-vote display in the win over Carlton at the SCG.

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 10
36 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide (R11 6 votes v RIC)
33 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants
24 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
23 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans (R11 10 votes v CAR)
13 Tom Hawkins (Finley) – Geelong (R11 8 votes v COLL)
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
4 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans (R11 4 votes v CAR)
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
3 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – Sydney Swans
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide
2 Dane Rampe (UNSW-Eastern Suburbs) Sydney Swans
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong

Hopper and Tex Vie For The Lead

GWS Giants mid-fielder Jacob Hopper has retained his lead in the Carey Bunton Medal by scoring three votes in the Giants’ upset win over West Coast in round 10 at Giants Stadium.

Hopper is now on 33 votes but Adelaide star forward Taylor Walker has come back into calculations with two votes for his great game in the win over unbeaten Melbourne at the Adelaide Oval. “Tex” moves to 30 votes, just three behind Jacob Hopper.

Meanwhile, Carlton’s Zach Williams and Giants key forward Harry Himmelberg scored their first votes for the season in this round.

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 10
33 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants (R10 3 votes v WCE)
30 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide (R10 2 votes v MEL)
24 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans
13 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans
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
3 Matthew Flynn (Narrandera) – GWS Giants
3 Harry Perryman (Collingullie) – GWS Giants
3 Zach Williams (Narrandera) – Carlton (R10 3 votes v HAW)
2 Harry Himmelberg (Mangoplah-Cookardinia United) – (R10 2 votes v WCE)
2 Jarrad Witts (Sydney University) – Gold Coast
2 Todd Marshall (Deniliquin) – Port Adelaide
2 Dane Rampe – (ES-UNSW) – Sydney Swans
1 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong

Hopper Jumps to the Lead

GWS Giants mid-fielder Jacob Hopper has hit the front in the Carey Bunton Medal by scoring seven votes in the Giants’ narrow loss to Richmond in round nine at Marvel Stadium.

Hopper is now on 30 votes just two votes clear of early leader Adelaide forward Taylor Walker on 28 and newly-minted Swans midfielder Callum Mills with 24.

Meanwhile, spring-heeled Swans forward Isaac Heeney’s 9 votes against Collingwood has put him into fourth place with 13 votes.

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 9
30 Jacob Hopper (Leeton-Whitton) – GWS Giants (R9 7 votes v RICH)
28 Taylor Walker (North Broken Hill) – Adelaide
24 Callum Mills (Mosman) – Sydney Swans (R9 4 votes v COLL)
13 Isaac Heeney (Cardiff) – Sydney Swans (R9 9 votes v COLL)
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
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
2 Dane Rampe Sydney Swans (R9 2 votes v COLL)
1 Harry Cunningham (Turvey Park) – Sydney Swans
1 Isaac Smith (Cootamundra) – Geelong