Goodes asks not to be considered for AFL honour

RETIRING Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes has asked not to be considered for an AFL Players’ Association Award.

Goodes reportedly asked the association not to consider him for the Madden Medal which honours football achievement, personal development and community spirit and off-field engagement.

This year’s Madden Medal finalists are Carlton’s Chris Judd, Dustin Fletcher and Paul Chapman from Essendon, Fremantle’s Luke McPharlin, Daniel Cross from Melbourne, Kane Cornes from Port Adelaide and Chris Newman of Richmond.


It comes after Goodes opted not to take part in the grand final motorcade for retiring players before last Saturday’s decider.

The two-time Brownlow medallist is expected to farewell the game at Sydney’s best and fairest dinner on Friday.