Breakout Saints star Jack Sinclair wins maiden Trevor Barker Award

Star St Kilda half-back Jack Sinclair was recognised on Tuesday night for his breakout 2022 campaign, winning his first club best and fairest, the Trevor Barker Award.

The All-Australian led the count by a comfortable 21 votes, finishing with a total of 174. Callum Wilkie followed with 153 votes, while skipper and two-time best and fairest winner Jack Steele came in third with 124.

St Kilda star Jack Sinclair had a breakout campaign, named to his first All-Australian team.Credit:Getty Images

Sinclair was ahead in the count from start to finish and ended the night as the only player to poll in every match of the season.

The 27-year-old’s impressive 2022 campaign, his second as a half-back, saw him average 28 disposals at just under 80 per cent efficiency, six marks, and five rebound-50s, making him one of the club’s most influential players.

Rising star Max King came in equal seventh at 91 votes, along with Jade Gresham and Bradley Hill.

Saint’s rising star Max King had a career-best finish in the 2022 season.Credit:Getty

St Kilda’s two-time leading goal-kicker ended his season with a career best of 52 majors and was selected in the AFL Players’ Association 22 under-22 side for a third consecutive year.

Marcus Windhager nabbed the Best Emerging Player award and Mason Wood took home the Robert Harvey Best Clubman award.

2022 Trevor Barker Award tally

1. Jack Sinclair (174 votes)
2. Callum Wilkie (153)
3. Jack Steele (124)
4. Tim Membrey (103)
5. Seb Ross (102)
6. Brad Crouch (93)
=7. Jade Gresham (91)
=7. Bradley Hill (91)
=7. Max King (91)
10. Josh Battle (68)

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