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Worsfoldmedal

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The Club Champion Award has been given to the best and fairest player every year since the club's inception.

It was renamed the John Worsfold Medal in 2013 in honour of the premiership player and coach, who stepped down from the senior coaching position at the end of the 2013 season after 12 years in the role. Worsfold, who won the medal himself in 1988, captained the side to its first two premierships in 1992 and 1994 and was coach for the third premiership in 2006. With a 12-year playing career commencing in 1987, Worsfold was involved with West Coast as either a player or coach for 24 of the first 27 years of the club's existence. Matt Priddis was the first winner of the renamed medal.

Defender Glen Jakovich and midfielder Ben Cousins have each won the medal four times, with Jakovich winning three straight from 1993 to 1995 and Cousins three straight between 2001 and 2003. Other multiple winners are Darren Glass (three times), Guy McKenna, Chris Judd and Elliot Yeo (twice each).

Voting systemEdit

1987, 1988: Not known

1989–2001: Match committee awarded votes for each match to three players, on a 3-2-1 basis.

2002–2004: Each member of the match committee rates every player to a maximum of five votes for each match.

2005–2013: Each member of the match committee rates every player on a 5–4–3–2–1 basis for each match.

2014– : Each member of the match committee rates every player on a 3–2–1-0 basis for each match.

Honour BoardEdit

Year Winner Year Winner Year Winner
1987 Steve Malaxos 2002 Ben Cousins 2017 Elliot Yeo
1988 John Worsfold 2003 Ben Cousins 2018 Elliot Yeo
1989 Guy McKenna 2004 Chris Judd
1990 Chris Lewis 2005 Ben Cousins
1991 Craig Turley 2006 Chris Judd
1992 Dean Kemp 2007 Darren Glass
1993 Glen Jakovich/Don Pyke (tie) 2008 Dean Cox
1994 Glen Jakovich 2009 Darren Glass
1995 Glen Jakovich 2010 Mark LeCras
1996 Drew Banfield 2011 Darren Glass
1997 Peter Matera 2012 Scott Selwood
1998 Ashley McIntosh 2013 Matt Priddis
1999 Guy McKenna 2014 Eric MacKenzie
2000 Glen Jakovich 2015 Andrew Gaff
2001 Ben Cousins 2016 Luke Shuey
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