It was the AFL’s night of nights, the annual Charles Brownlow Medal count.

This year, the winner was a surprise, but it was no surprise that the WAGS outshone the players, on the red carpet.

Sarah Kingston reports.


The player’s wives and girlfriends stole the show early on, with a glittering display of high fashion.

The dresses ranged from demure and classic, to a little more adventurous.

The glitz and glamour of the evening featured a range of local designers and stylists, the evening was awash with crisp white dresses, lace and the usual sequinned bling.

Red carpet veteran Rebecca Judd wore a J’Aton Couture gown, this year’s dress fuller in the skirt than in previous years.

Inside, the attention turned to the business of the evening, acknowledging footy’s fairest and best player.

Last year the Sun’s Gary Ablett won the vote, this year Patrick Dangerfield and Travis Boak battled it out, with West Coast Eagles player Matt Priddis a surprise contender.

Priddis was shocked and humbled by the honour.

Matt Priddis, Brownlow Medal winner: “I don’t see myself with the likes of some of the other Brownlow Medallists of the past, so a little bit daunting but something I’m obviously very proud of.”

And his fellow players gave him the congratulations he’d earned on the field.

Sarah Kingston, QUT News.