Darcy Parish has been deemed best afield on Anzac Day for the second consecutive season in the AFL Coaches Association's AFL Champion Player Award.

The star midfielder tied with Anzac medallist Jack Ginnivan and Magpies defender Jeremy Howe on eight votes, following a performance that saw him equal the club record 44 disposals in a game (set by him in last year's Dreamtime in Perth match).

STATS THAT MATTERED: RD 6

The 24-year-old's 30 disposals in the first half were also the highest recorded in a half since 2000, eclipsing the 29 set by Matthew Priddis (round one, 2006) and Tom Mitchell (rounds one, 17 and 20 in 2018).

It's the second time this season that Parish has topped the AFLCA votes, following his 10 against Adelaide in round four.

Alec Waterman (four goals) and returning star Zach Merrett (36 disposals) rounded out the voting for the Bombers on Anzac Day with two each.

AFLCA VOTES - ESSENDON v COLLINGWOOD

8 - Darcy Parish (ESS), Jack Ginnivan (COLL), Jeremy Howe (COLL)
2 - Alec Waterman (ESS), Zach Merrett (ESS)
1 - Jack Crisp (COLL), Scott Pendlebury (COLL)

ESSENDON'S 2022 AFLCA VOTES AFTER ROUND SIX

24 - Darcy Parish
10 - Peter Wright
4 - Sam Draper
3 - Mason Redman
2 - Nic Martin, Alec Waterman, Zach Merrett
1 - Dyson Heppell

2022 AFLCA LEADERBOARD

37 - Andrew Brayshaw (FREM)
35 - Patrick Cripps (CARL)
31 - Callum Mills (SYD), Clayton Oliver (MELB)
27 - Jack Higgins (STK)
24 - Darcy Parish (ESS), Bailey Smith (WB)