Richmond star key forward Jack Riewoldt was rewarded for his dominant display against Adelaide at Giants Stadium last Sunday with the maximum 10 votes for the match in the 2021 AFL Coaches’ Association’s Champion Player of the Year Round 11 voting.
Riewoldt, who finished the game with 20 disposals, 14 marks, five inside-50s, five goals, 11 score involvements and 547 metres gained, played a huge role in the Tigers’ 28-point win.
Inspirational Richmond captain Trent Cotchin, returning from a hamstring injury, received five votes for his strong showing – 20 disposals, four marks, six clearances, four inside-50s, five score involvements, 10 tackles and 318 metres gained.
Exciting, young Tiger Shai Bolton – 23 disposals, eight marks, five inside-50s, nine score involvements, four tackles and 497 metres gained – also polled five votes.
Rounding out Richmond’s Round 11 vote-getters in the prestigious coaches’ award was talented, tall forward/ruckman Callum Coleman-Jones, playing just his second game of AFL football and first for two years.
Coleman-Jones, who took five marks, including an equal game-high four grabs and kicked four goals, was given two votes.
The full voting details for the Round 11 Richmond v Adelaide match are:
10 – Jack Riewoldt (Richmond)
6 – Taylor Walker (Adelaide)
5 – Trent Cotchin (Richmond)
5 – Shai Bolton (Richmond)
2 – Callum Coleman-Jones (Richmond)
2 – Reilly O’Brien (Adelaide)