High-flying hangars, match-winning grabs and stunning leaps headline this year's Mark of the Year category at the Trevor Barker Award.

Three Saints are in the running, with each incredible mark spectacular in its own right.

Who has your vote, Sainters?


Josh Bruce | Round 2 v Essendon

Josh Bruce defied physics and belief following his fantastic hangar over Essendon's Michael Hurley.

“Bruce hit the roof!” was Dwayne Russell’s call when Josh Bruce reeled in his gravity-defying speccy in Round 2. 

For the Saints fans in the crowd, a disbelieving gasp was enough to sum up the incredible effort which punctuated the emphatic victory over the Bombers. 

Michael Hurley could do little as Bruce camped on his shoulders and held onto one of the screamers of the year by his fingertips. 

With the footy well behind his head and the No. 27 at full stretch at an almost impossible angle, it takes several watches to understand just how he managed to hold onto the Sherrin. 

Maybe one more replay won’t hurt…

Matthew Parker | Round 6 v Adelaide

Matty Parker leaps onto Rory Laird's shoulders and finishes with a lively goal and celebration.

After one season at the Saints, Matty Parker’s sizzling highlight’s reel is already brimming with excitement; his hangar against Adelaide its most glittering feature. 

As Josh Battle pumped the ball to the goal-square midway through the third term, the number 34’s eyes lit up as Rory Laird presented himself as the perfect stepladder. 

The red, white and black roared as Parker leapt onto the Crow’s shoulders and secured the footy on his chest, but he barely had time to soak it all after playing on and slotting yet another crowd-pleasing major. 

Another Matty Parker special.

Josh Bruce | Round 7 v Greater Western Sydney

The No. 27 was quiet at Manuka Oval, but took one of the marks of the season against his former side.

He’s no stranger to high-flying marks, and Josh Bruce backed up his screamer against Essendon with a superb effort against GWS in Round 7. 

With the Saints clawing their way back into the contest, the visitors needed to rise to the occasion. 

Bruce took that expression literally, soaring above Tim Taranto to take a classic overhead mark in front of his home crowd.   

A textbook hangar, but one that never gets old. 

Josh Battle | Round 21 v Fremantle 

Josh Battle starred against Fremantle, collecting 16 disposals and six marks, including the match-winner.

As far as match-saving efforts go, Josh Battle’s mark is top of the list. 

With three points separating the Saints and Dockers in Round 21, a high ball inside Fremantle’s forward 50 had the St Kilda faithful on the edge of their seats.

But the No. 26 wasn’t prepared to let a hard-earned victory slip through their fingers. 

With the game in the balance and 15 seconds left on the clock, Battle ran back 30m with the flight of the ball, throwing himself headlong into the forming pack to ice the game with a heroic mark. 

Brave, selfless, game-changing – Josh Battle.

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