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AFL Media's mid-year player awards

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Rory Laird of the Crows during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Adelaide Crows and the Carlton Blues at Adelaide Oval on May 5, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Rory Laird of the Crows during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Adelaide Crows and the Carlton Blues at Adelaide Oval on May 5, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

Best and fairest
1. Rory Laird
2. Bryce Gibbs
3. Daniel Talia
4. Paul Seedsman
5. Matt Crouch

Best 21 and under
Tom Doedee

Recruit of the year
Bryce Gibbs

Most improved
Paul Seedsman

Most courageous
Richard Douglas

Best team player
Richard Douglas

Goal of the year
Eddie Betts, round three v St Kilda
, Etihad Stadium. The two-time Goal of the Year winner breaks his 2018 duck with a brilliant finish from the boundary after evading a Saints defender. 

Mark of the year
Mitch McGovern, round seven v Carlton
, Adelaide Oval. The high-flying forward takes a spectacular grab over Liam Jones. 

Game milestones David Mackay (200 games), round 17; Bryce Gibbs (250 games), round 20; Eddie Betts (300 games), if he doesn't miss a game and Crows play three finals.


Bryce Gibbs, Eddie Betts and Richard Douglas have all been recognised by AFL Media

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