Errol Gulden is quickly climbing the leader board after three consecutive weeks of coaches votes. Despite a narrow loss at the MCG, the exciting midfielder earned five votes in Round 17 with 31 disposals, six tackles and one goal. 

Gulden now sits in the top 20 across the league on 42 votes while teammate Chad Warner is just in front with 43. 

Oliver Florent was also recognised for his contribution to last Thursday night's game  with one vote after 30 disposals and 10 marks against the Tigers. 

Round 17 Coaches Votes - Richmond Tigers v Sydney Swans

10 Shai Bolton (RICH)
8 Dustin Martin (RICH)
5 Toby Nankervis (RICH)
5 Errol Gulden (SYD)
1 Oliver Florent (SYD)
1 Jack Ross (RICH)

The AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player Award is an award voted by the 18 coaching panels on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis after each home and away game, acknowledging outstanding effort by an individual player in a season.

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