An in-form Sydney side defeated the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday with four players earning coaches votes following their performance.

10 Swans were involved in goal scoring on the weekend with Will Hayward the most prolific. He finished the match with four goals, 16 disposals and five tackles and received seven votes for his efforts. 

Chad Warner also earned seven votes after 28 disposals in the midfield. Nick Blakey nabbed five votes and Tom Papley featured with four. 

Round 22 Coaches Votes - Sydney Swans v Gold Coast Suns

7 Will Hayward (SYD)
7 Matt Rowell (GCFC)
7 Chad Warner (SYD)
5 Nick Blakey (SYD)
4 Tom Papley (SYD)

Errol Gulden sits 11th on the overall leaderboard with a total 69 votes this season.

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.

Round 23 and 24 voting for the 2023 AFL Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year Award will not be released until the announcement of the winner at the 2023 AFL Awards Night. 

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