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Selwood takes out third Carji medal

Chris Scott Carji Speech Chris Scott addresses the crowd at the 2014 Carji Medal night thanks to Sage Recruitment
Joel Selwood of the Cats in action during the 2014 AFL Second Qualifying Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats at the MCG, Melbourne on September 05, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Joel Selwood claimed his third Carji Greeves medal on Thursday night
Geelong captain Joel Selwood has claimed his third ‘Carji’ Greeves medal, adding the 2014 trophy to his previous wins in 2010 and 2013.
Selwood was judged best on ground in nine of his 24 games this year, polling 304 votes to win from Tom Hawkins on 294. Mitch Duncan placed third with 289.5
Selwood led the Cats with 614 disposals, was third in goal kicking with 24, had 100 inside 50s, laid 144 tackles, had 153 clearances, and had 20 goal assists. He was named captain of the All Australian team for the second consecutive season and finished equal fourth in Brownlow voting.
Hawkins was second in the Coleman medal and finished with 68 goals. He finished with 161 marks including 56 contested, and provided 17 goal assists. He won the ‘Carji’ Greeves medal in 2012 and was named as the Cats best player in four games.
Duncan achieved his highest finish after producing his best season. He was second on the team with 547 disposals and 151 marks, and he also produced 93 inside 50s. Duncan was named as Geelong’s best twice in the season.
Top 10 voting
1st:       Joel Selwood – 304
2nd:       Tom Hawkins – 294
3rd:       Mitch Duncan 289.5
4th:       Corey Enright – 288.5
5th:       Harry Taylor – 287
6th:       Jared Rivers – 285.5
7th:       Jimmy Bartel – 285
8th:       Cameron Guthrie – 278.5
9th:       James Kelly – 278
10th:     Tom Lonergan – 268.5
Coach’s award presented by Sage Institute:     Joel Selwood
Tom Harley award (best clubman):                  Corey Enright
Best young player:                                           Cameron Guthrie
Community champion:                                    Mathew Stokes
VFL best & fairest:                                          Jordan Schroder
Voting system
After each game the senior coach and four assistants, allocate votes to all 22 players in the AFL team. From this, a player receives an overall score out of 20 for that particular game.
It is the coaching staff’s belief that no player should be expected to play every game in the season, and certainly should not have to play all games to have a chance of winning the Best & Fairest. To ensure players aren’t disadvantaged by injuries, being rested or for games in which they are the substitute, each player’s highest scoring 20 games of the 2014 season are added together to give a final score for the season.  Therefore, if a player plays 24 AFL matches for the season, his lowest scoring four games will be eliminated from the count.
The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs