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AFLPA MVP, June: Superstar Tiger voted as month's best

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Dustin Martin of the Tigers in action during the 2017 AFL round 14 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Dustin Martin has won the players' vote as June's best

RICHMOND superstar Dustin Martin's form has been recognised with his peers choosing him as the best player for the month of June.

Martin won 31 per cent of the vote to edge Brownlow medallist Cat Patrick Dangerfield (20 per cent) and Sydney captain Josh Kennedy (15 per cent).

Lion Dayne Zorko, Bomber Zach Merrett and Giant Dylan Shiel were the other nominees for their efforts from rounds 11-15.

JUNE NOMINEES
Dustin Martin (Richmond)
Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide)
Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)
Zach Merrett (Essendon)
Dylan Shiel (Greater Western Sydney)

VOTING PROCESS
Former MVP winners (Leigh Matthews, Chris Judd, Gerard Healy and Tim Watson) will nominate six players they believe to be the best for the month. Current players will then vote to decide who they believe is the MVP of the month from the six nominees. The monthly winner will then be automatically nominated for the end of season AFL Players' Association MVP Award (Leigh Matthews Trophy).

VOTING PERIODS
March/April - rounds 1-6 - Rory Sloane (Adelaide)
May - rounds 7-10 - Josh Kelly (Greater Western Sydney)
June - rounds 11-15 - Dustin Martin (Richmond)
July - rounds 16-19
August - rounds 20-23