Gold Coast SUNS captain Touk Miller has jumped into seventh place in the AFL Coaches Association’s Champion Player of the Year Award after an impressive individual outing in Round 7.

Miller had 36 disposals and two goals against Collingwood at the MCG and was rewarded with eight votes from the coaches for his efforts.

His eight votes was equal-most for the game alongside Jack Crisp and Patrick Lipinski from the Magpies, while Brody Mihocek was judged next best with four votes.

Continuing his run of strong form since joining the SUNS was Levi Casboult, who also had a dominant day in front of goals for Gold Coast and received two votes from the coaches.

Casboult kicked a game-high four goals from his eight marks, including four strong contested grabs which also saw the key forward claim a Mark of the Year nomination.

The overall leaderboard sees Miller on 29 votes, with Carlton’s Patrick Cripps leading the competition on 45 votes in first place.

The AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player Award is an award voted by the 18 coaching panels on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis after each home and away game, acknowledging outstanding effort by an individual player in a season.

Round 7: Collingwood v Gold Coast SUNS

Jack Crisp (Coll) - 8

Touk Miller (GCFC) - 8

Patrick LIpinski (Coll) - 8

Brody Mihocek (Coll) - 4

Levi Casboult (GCFC) - 2

AFLCA Leaderboard

Patrick Cripps (Carl) - 45

Clayton Oliver (Melb) - 38

Andrew Brayshaw (Fre) - 37

Lachie Neale (Bris) - 32

Callum Mills (Syd) - 31

Christian Petracca (Melb) - 30 

Touk Miller (GCFC) - 29 

Max Gawn (Melb) - 28

Shai Bolton (Rich) - 27 

Jack Higgins (StK) - 27