The win topped off an already stellar season which saw Miller rewarded with his first All-Australian selection and a fifth place finish in the AFL Coaches Association Champion Player Award.
The voting procedure involved senior coach Stewart Dew and his three assistants each casting 10 votes post game, permitting a maximum of 40 votes for any given player’s performance.
The gun midfielder dominated the tally as he was the only Sun to poll in every game, including nine of the 10 highest voted performances. In fact, Miller was so dominant that he outpolled runner-up Wil Powell by 166 votes, as he averaged an incredible 27 votes-per-game.
Earlier in the night, Miller was also awarded the Player’s Player by his teammates, an award in which the playing group vote for the individual who has exemplified their core values of discipline, respect and family over the past season.
Miller has truely earned all the praise and accolades thrown his way of late, given this season alone he was able to significantly improve his statistics from 2020. This year, Miller increased his possessions by 11.8, contested possessions by 3.2, clearances by 1.8, tackles by 1.9 and marks by 1.6.
As Brownlow season rolls around, Miller looks positioned to be a dark-horse contender for the fairest and best player in the league given his monumental rise.
The final leaderboard 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pUj9G1ywiw
— Gold Coast Suns (@GoldCoastSUNS) September 5, 2021
Gold Coast Suns 2021 Award Winners:
Club Champion: Touk Miller
Players’ Player: Touk Miller
Elastoplast Emerging Player: Jeremy Sharp
Hostplus Most Professional: Brayden Fiorini
VFL Player of the Year: Will Brodie
Male Academy Player of the Year: Bodhi Uwland
Female Academy Player of the Year: Teagan Levi