PORT ADELAIDE midfielder Travis Boak was among seven Power players to receive votes in the 2020 Shadforth Financial Group AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award after his performance in the Power's Round 1 win over the Gold Coast last Saturday night.
Despite the AFL Premiership season being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, coaches still cast their votes with Boak polling a perfect 10 for his performance in the 47-point win.
Boak had 25 disposals – second on the field only to Tom Rockliff’s 26 – to go with two marks, four tackles, seven clearance and five inside 50s.
His teammate Connor Rozee earned six votes for his 21 disposals, six marks, three tackles, eight inside 50s and two clearances.
Rockliff got five votes with his game-high 26 disposals, four tackles, six clearances and seven inside 50s.
The other Port Adelaide players to poll were Trent McKenzie (four votes), Robbie Gray (three), Darcy Byrne-Jones and Scott Lycett (one vote each).
No Gold Coast player received any votes.
Boak was among six players league-wide to receive maximum votes with North Melbourne’s Ben Cunnington, Isaac Heeney from Sydney, Harry Perryman from GWS, Essendon’s Dylan Shiel and former Power player Chad Wingard each polling ten votes from the coaches.
After one round, it’s no surprise then that those five players lead the votes.
Round 1 – votes v Gold Coast
10 votes – Boak (PA)
6 votes – Rozee (PA)
5 votes – Rockliff (PA)
4 votes – McKenzie (PA)
3 votes – Gray (PA)
1 vote – Byrne-Jones, Lycett (PA)
Overall leader board
10 votes – Travis Boak (Port Adelaide), Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne), Isaac Heeney (Sydney), Harry Perryman (GWS), Dylan Shiel (Essendon), Chad Wingard (Hawthorn)
9 votes – Brodie Grundy (Collingwood), Dion Prestia (Richmond)
8 votes – Toby Greene (GWS), Rory Lobb (Fremantle), Jack Viney (Melbourne)
7 votes – Andrew Gaff (West Coast), Luke Parker (Sydney)
6 votes – Mitch Duncan (Geelong), Shannon Hurn (West Coast), Zak Jones (St Kilda), Lachie Neale (Brisbane), Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood), Jared Polec (North Melbourne), Connor Rozee (Port Adelaide)