15 August 2011
The Annual JJ Guthrie Award is for the Best and Fairest first grade player each season. Three independent observers each rate the best and fairest three players during every first grade game, with three points given to the most deserving player, two to the second, and one point for the remaining player.
The votes are placed in sealed envelopes and kept in the club safe until the JJ Guthrie Award night after the end of competition. During the night the envelopes are opened and the votes publicly counted. The player who gains the most votes overall wins the JJ Guthrie Award for the year. To qualify, players must be financial members and not have been sent off during the season.
The Award honours the memory of former club member John J. Guthrie who died of cancer in 1989.