Brayden Fiorini has been named the Hostplus Most Professional player for 2021.
The award is voted on by the club’s high performance, medical and coaching staff and is given to the player who sets a consistently high standard for their training and off-field professionalism.
Fiorini has long been one of the most professional players at the club, but lifted to another level in 2021 according to High Performance Manager Alex Rigby.
“Brayden made a conscious choice at the end of last season around what he wanted to achieve this year and has set out to do that since day one of his holidays last year,” Rigby said.
“He has been relentless in his pursuit of what he wanted and his commitment to improving in all areas, even when away from the club, is a big reason why he is this year’s most professional.
“He is one of the most consistent trainers and players at the club and sets a fantastic example for others to follow.”
Forced to wait for an opportunity at AFL level, Fiorini was a regularly high contributor for the VFL team, averaging 32 disposals from his six matches
The 24-year-old was named medical substitute in Rounds 14 and 15 before being selected in the starting 22 from Round 16, playing out the remaining eight games at AFL level.
He averaged 27 disposals in those eight games as well as six marks per game.