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Rising Stars



The AFL Rising Star Award was instituted in 1993 to recognise and encourage talented young players in the AFL. 

To be eligible for nomination, a player must be under the age of 21 at January 1 of that year and must not have played more than 10 games to the start of that season.

CLUB RISING STAR WINNERS
1993:
Nathan Buckley (Bears)
1994: Chris Scott (Bears)
2009: Daniel Rich (Lions) pictured above
2014: Lewy Taylor (Lions) pictured below

CLUB RISING STAR NOMINEES
* Player polled votes from the judging panel in that year's Rising Star awards ceremony. NB: Votes were only published from 1997 onwards. 
# Denotes winner


1993:
Nathan Chapman (Round 3), Nathan Buckley (Round 7)#

1994: John Barker (Round 3), Jarrod Molloy (Round 5), Chris Scott (Round 7)#, Simon Hawking (Round 13), Matthew Clarke (Round 14), Chris Johnson (Round 21) 

1995: Steve Lawrence (Round 6)

1996: Matthew Primus (Round 1), Nick Carter (Round 8)

1997: Daniel Bradshaw (Round 8)

1998: Luke Power (Round 2)

1999: Shane O'Bree (Round 1), Simon Black (Round 9)*, Luke Power (Round 17)*, Tim Notting (Round 21)

2000: Beau McDonald (Round 13)*

2001: Damian Cupido (Round 1), Robert Copeland (Round 19)

2002: Jamie Charman (Round 21)

2003: Jared Brennan (Round 4), Ash McGrath (Round 22)

2004: Richard Hadley (Round 12)*

2005: Justin Sherman (Round 6)*, Jed Adcock (Round 12)*, Troy Selwood (Round 15), Anthony Corrie (Round 17)

2006: Michael Rischitelli (Round 8)*, Cheynee Stiller (Round 13), Matthew Moody (Round 15)

2007: Cameron Wood (Round 2), Mitch Clark (Round 9)

2008: Bradd Dalziell (Round 21)

2009: Daniel Rich (Round 1)#

2010: Todd Banfield (Round 6), Tom Rockliff (Round 13)*, Jack Redden (Round 15)

2011: Nil

2012: Claye Beams (Round 1), Mitch Golby (Round 8)

2013: Sam Mayes (Round 12)*

2014: James Aish (Round 6)*, Lewis Taylor (Round 9)#, Darcy Gardiner (Round 19)

2015: 
Harris Andrews (Round 18)

2016: Nil

2017: Eric Hipwood (Round 5)*, Hugh McCluggage (Round 14), Alex Witherden (Round 17)


CLUB RISING STAR VOTE-GETTERS
45 -
Daniel Rich (2009)
39 - Lewy Taylor (2014)
24 - Tom Rockliff (2010)
22 - Simon Black (1999)
20 - Richard Hadley (2004)
19 - James Aish (2014)
14 - Jed Adcock (2005)
13 - Beau McDonald (2000)
10 - Eric Hipwood (2017)
7 - Daniel Bradshaw (1997)
5 - Luke Power (1999)
2 - Justin Sherman (2005)
1 - Jamie Charman (2002) 
1 -
Michael Rischitelli (2006)
1 -
Sam Mayes (2013)