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The quest for AFL’s lesser inter-club trophies

The AFL premiership cup is the only holy grail in Australian Rules football.

First presented in 1959, weighing about 6 kilograms and big enough to see from anywhere at the MCG, the cup is the superlative prize for nearly every AFL player.

However, if you’re in the right team at the right time, footy has a slew of secondary prizes.

Seldom was this more apparent than last weekend, which witnessed old and new rivalries.

The Showdown Trophy, Sydney Derby Cup and Q-Clash Trophy were all up for grabs, and Collingwood beat Carlton to claim the Peter Mac Cup.

Then there were the individual awards. While the most coveted individual prize in footy is the Brownlow Medal, a wide range of individual prizes are on offer for being the best in battles between two particular teams.

The Brett Kirk Medal went home with Errol Gulden again, while Nick Daicos now holds a Richard Pratt medal.