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AFL Rising Star

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Country  Australia
First awarded  1993
Category of  AFL Rising Star
Ceremony date  September 2016
Established  1993
Currently held by  Callum Mills
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Sponsored by  National Australia Bank (2002–) Ansett (2001–2002) Norwich (1993–2000)
Network  Fox Footy (2013–) Seven Network (1993–2001, 2012) Network Ten (2002–2009) One HD (2010–2011)
Winners & Nominees  Callum Mills, Callum Mills, Winner, Josh Dunkley, Josh Dunkley, Nominee, Tom Papley, Tom Papley, Nominee, Darcy Parish, Darcy Parish, Nominee, Orazio Fantasia, Orazio Fantasia, Nominee, Darcy Moore, Darcy Moore, Nominee, Christian Petracca, Christian Petracca, Nominee, Darcy Byrne-Jones, Darcy Byrne-Jones, Nominee, Tom Barrass, Tom Barrass, Nominee, James Sicily, James Sicily, Nominee, Jesse Hogan, Jesse Hogan, Winner, Cory Gregson, Cory Gregson, Nominee, Jake Lever, Jake Lever, Nominee, Cameron McCarthy, Cameron McCarthy, Nominee, Billy Hartung, Billy Hartung, Nominee, Orazio Fantasia, Orazio Fantasia, Nominee, Ben Lennon, Ben Lennon, Nominee, Tim Broomhead, Tim Broomhead, Nominee, Darcy Lang, Darcy Lang, Nominee, Isaac Heeney, Isaac Heeney, Nominee, Lewis Taylor, Lewis Taylor, Winner, Jake Stringer, Jake Stringer, Nominee, Matthew Crouch, Matthew Crouch, Nominee, Jarman Impey, Jarman Impey, Nominee, Luke McDonald, Luke McDonald, Nominee, Matthew Taberner, Matthew Taberner, Nominee, Luke Dunstan, Luke Dunstan, Nominee, Tom Langdon, Tom Langdon, Nominee, Jonathon Patton, Jonathon Patton, Nominee, Jack Martin, Jack Martin, Nominee, Jaeger O'Meara, Jaeger O'Meara, Winner, Sam Kerridge, Sam Kerridge, Nominee, Nick Vlastuin, Nick Vlastuin, Nominee, Jed Anderson, Jed Anderson, Nominee, Tom Nicholls, Tom Nicholls, Nominee, Jake Neade, Jake Neade, Nominee, Marley Williams, Marley Williams, Nominee, Sam Mayes, Sam Mayes, Nominee, Brad Crouch, Brad Crouch, Nominee, Brodie Grundy, Brodie Grundy, Nominee, Daniel Talia, Daniel Talia, Winner, Chad Wingard, Chad Wingard, Nominee, Brandon Ellis, Brandon Ellis, Nominee, Dylan Shiel, Dylan Shiel, Nominee, Devon Smith, Devon Smith, Nominee, Arryn Siposs, Arryn Siposs, Nominee, Tom McDonald, Tom McDonald, Nominee, Sam Blease, Sam Blease, Nominee, Claye Beams, Claye Beams, Nominee, Adam Treloar, Adam Treloar, Nominee

2013 nab afl rising star favourites

The NAB AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League (AFL). The first award was made in 1993. Since 2007, the winner has been presented with the Ron Evans Medal. It was originally known as the Norwich Rising Star award due to sponsorship reasons from 1993 to 1999, Ansett sponsored the award in 2000 and 2001 and the National Australia Bank (NAB) has been the major sponsor since 2002.


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Eligibility and nominations

Every round, an Australian Football League rising star nomination is given to a standout young player who performed well during that particular round. To be eligible to be nominated for the award, a player must be younger than 21 years of age on 1 January of the award year and have played 10 or fewer senior games before the beginning of the season. A player who is suspended1 during the season is not eligible to win the award but is still eligible for nomination.

At the end of the season, nine AFL personalities (typically administrators and All-Australian team selectors) vote for five of the 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. The current selection panel includes AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, AFL Football Operations Manager Mark Evans, AFL National Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan and former players Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Danny Frawley, Glen Jakovich, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson and Warren Tredrea.


The winners of the AFL Rising Star award have been:

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 ten players have been nominated twice.

  • Duncan Kellaway (Richmond) – 1993 / 1994
  • Craig Callaghan (Fremantle) – 1995 / 1996
  • Michael Braun (West Coast) – 1997 / 1998
  • Luke Power (Brisbane Lions) – 1998 / 1999
  • Nathan Jones (Melbourne) – 2006 / 2007
  • Mark LeCras (West Coast) – 2006 / 2007
  • Michael Hurley (Essendon) – 2009 / 2010
  • Jordan Gysberts (Melbourne) – 2010 / 2011
  • Sam Blease (Melbourne) – 2011 / 2012
  • Orazio Fantasia (Essendon) – 2015 / 2016
  • By club

    Correct to the end of the 2016 season

    Achievements of winners

    Rising Star winners in a premiership year

  • Joel Selwood (Geelong) – 2007
  • Rising star and premiership player

  • Ben Cousins – 1996 Rising Star, 2006 AFL premiership
  • Michael Wilson – 1997 Rising Star, 2004 AFL premiership
  • Dan Hannebery – 2010 Rising Star, 2012 AFL premiership
  • Chris Scott – 1994 Rising Star, 2001 and 2002 AFL premierships
  • Byron Pickett – 1998 Rising Star, 1999 and 2004 AFL premierships
  • Adam Goodes – 1999 Rising Star, 2005 and 2012 AFL premierships
  • Joel Selwood – 2007 Rising Star, 2007, 2009, and 2011 AFL premierships
  • Sam Mitchell – 2003 Rising Star, 2008 captain, 2013, 2014, and 2015 AFL premierships
  • Rising Star and Leigh Matthews Trophy

  • Ben Cousins (West Coast) – 1996 Rising Star, 2005 Leigh Matthews Trophy
  • Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda) – 2002 Rising Star, 2004 Leigh Matthews Trophy
  • Rising Star and Brownlow Medal

  • Nathan Buckley (Brisbane Bears/Collingwood) – 1993 Rising Star, 2003 Brownlow medallist
  • Adam Goodes (Sydney) – 1999 Rising Star, 2003 & 2006 Brownlow medallist
  • Ben Cousins (West Coast) – 1996 Rising Star, 2005 Brownlow medallist
  • Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) - 2003 Rising Star, 2012 Brownlow medallist
  • References

    AFL Rising Star Wikipedia

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