MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: Jayden Short of the Tigers and Brandan Parfitt of the Cats in action during the 2018 AFL round 13 match between the Geelong Cats and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 17, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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Richmond

Clean defender Jayden Short enjoyed the week of his life after taking home the Jack Dyer Medal just days after winning the Grand Final with Richmond.

Short has been an underrated asset to the Tigers in 2020 and has been recognised for his efforts after an improved season this year.

The small defender played the game of his life in the Tigers’ premiership winning victory over Geelong in the Grand Final, polling the second most Norm Smith Medal votes behind Dustin Martin

JAKE LLOYD
Defender
Sydney
2020 SEASON AVG
25.8
Disposals
4.8
Marks
5.6
Rebound50s

Jack Dyer Medal: Jayden Short

Francis Bourke Award: Kane Lambert

Bill Cosgrove/Harry Jenkins Best First Year player: Thomson Dow

Community Award: David Astbury

West Coast

Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui won his maiden John Worsfold Medal, narrowly beating Andrew Gaff while Brad Sheppard rounded out the podium.

Naitanui was selected as the All-Australian ruckman for his 2020 season and has taken his game to new heights this year in the West Coast engine room.

The Club Champion has endured two major knee injuries in his career, making this award that touch more special.

NIC NAITANUI
Ruck
West Coast
2020 SEASON AVG
28.7
Hitouts
0.8
Marks
11.2
Disposals

John Worsfold Medal: Nic Naitanui

Chris Mainwaring Medal (best clubman): Brad Sheppard

Emerging Talent: Josh Rotham

Player of the Finals: Nic Naitanui

 

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