Jack Sinclair has dethroned captain Jack Steele as St Kilda’s club champion after a career-best season that also saw him earn All-Australian selection for the first time.
Steele won the past two Trevor Barker medals but a mid-season AC joint injury that required surgery limited him to only 18 games this year.
Sinclair led the count from start to finish this time around and was the only Saint to poll in all 22 games as he won comfortably on 174 votes, ahead of Callum Wilkie (153) and Steele (124).
Tim Membrey (103) and another two-time winner, Seb Ross (102), rounded out the top five this year.
Sinclair, who is contracted until the end of 2024, finished runner-up to Steele last season in a breakout campaign after shifting to half-back.