AFL Rising Star


AFL Rising Star
AFL Rising Star
Country Australia
First awarded 1993
Television coverage
Network Seven Network (1993-2001)
Network Ten (2002-2009)
One HD (2010-present)

The NAB AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League. Since 2007 the winner has been presented with the Ron Evans Medal and was first awarded in 1993.[1] It was previously known as the Norwich Rising Star award.[citation needed]

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Eligibility and nominations

Every round, an Australian Football League rising star nomination is given to a standout young player. To be eligible to be nominated for the award, a player must be younger than 21 years of age on January 1 of the award year and have played 10 or fewer senior games before the beginning of the season. A player who is suspended[notes 1] during the season is not eligible to win the award, however is still eligible for nomination.[2]

At the end of the season, nine AFL personalities (typically administrators and All-Australian team selectors) vote for five of the twenty-two nominees, with their top selections earning five votes, their second selection earning four votes, etc. The player who receives the most votes is the winner.

Past winners

The past winners of the AFL Rising Star award are:

Year Winner Team Recruited
1993 Nathan Buckley Brisbane Bears Northern Territory Zone (1992)
1994 Chris Scott Brisbane Bears 1993 National Draft, Pick #12
1995 Nick Holland Hawthorn 1992 National Draft, Pick #14
1996 Ben Cousins West Coast Father-Son Rule, 1995
1997 Michael Wilson Port Adelaide Port Adelaide Zone Selection (1997)
1998 Byron Pickett North Melbourne 1996 National Draft, Pick #67
1999 Adam Goodes Sydney 1997 National Draft, Pick #43
2000 Paul Hasleby Fremantle 1999 National Draft, Pick #2
2001 Justin Koschitzke St Kilda 2000 National Draft, Pick #2
2002 Nick Riewoldt St Kilda 2000 National Draft, Pick #1
2003 Sam Mitchell Hawthorn 2001 National Draft, Pick #36
2004 Jared Rivers Melbourne 2002 National Draft, Pick #26
2005 Brett Deledio Richmond 2004 National Draft, Pick #1
2006 Danyle Pearce Port Adelaide 2005 Rookie Draft, 2005 Rookie Elevation
2007 Joel Selwood Geelong 2006 National Draft, Pick #7
2008 Rhys Palmer Fremantle 2007 National Draft, Pick #7
2009 Daniel Rich Brisbane Lions 2008 National Draft, Pick #7
2010 Daniel Hannebery Sydney 2008 National Draft, Pick #30
2011 Dyson Heppell Essendon 2010 National Draft, Pick #8

Dual nominees

It is possible for a player to be nominated in multiple years, as long as they still satisfy the age and games played qualification rules in each year. So far eight players have been nominated twice.[3]

Club by Club

Club Nominations Winners
Adelaide 17 0
Brisbane Bears 5 2
Brisbane Lions 27 1
Carlton 24 0
Collingwood 27 0
Essendon 32 1
Fitzroy 6 0
Fremantle 27 2
Geelong 23 1
Gold Coast 4 0
Hawthorn 30 2
Melbourne 31 1
North Melbourne/Kangaroos 21 1
Port Adelaide 23 2
Richmond 27 1
St Kilda 19 2
Sydney 19 2
West Coast 34 1
Western Bulldogs/Footscray 23 0

* Correct as of round 20, 2011

Trivia

Rising Star Winners in a Premiership Year

Career Rising Star/Premiership Double

Career Rising Star/Brownlow Medal Double

See also

  • 2011 AFL Rising Star nominations

Notes

  1. ^ Technically, a player is ineligible if he is given a base sanction of 100 or more demerit points by the tribunal or match review panel, equivalent to a one week suspension. Under some circumstances, a player may reduce a penalty from a one week suspension (125 demerit points) to a reprimand without suspension (92.75 points) by accepting a 25% reduction with an early guilty plea; as the base points sanction in this case exceeds 100, he would become ineligible for the award, despite not being suspended. This is the same eligibility criterion used in the Brownlow Medal.

References

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