Exciting Brisbane Lions forward Kai Lohmann is the AFL Rising Star for Round 10 after his impressive five-goal performance against Richmond on Saturday night.

Lohmann was a livewire up forward for the Lions where he racked up 14 disposals, seven marks and two tackles to go with his bag of goals.

The 21-year-old is experiencing a breakout season which has seen him play in all 10 matches in 2024 as either part of the starting team or as substitute.

Brisbane Lions General Manager of Football Danny Daly said Lohmann has had to work hard to get to where he is.

“The Rising Star nomination is a great reward for the work Kai put in over the pre-season and the way he has been working on his craft,” Daly said.

“The last few years Kai has been knocking on the door of our team or was in and out because it was quite a tough forward line for him to break into.

“Though this year he started as the sub and since coming into our starting line-up he has really made the most of his opportunities and it’s a credit to him.

“We love the energy he brings to the team, and he is starting to play some good footy, the challenge for him now is to keep building on that and do it consistently."

The young forward, known for his high-flying marks, was selected by the Lions with Pick 20 in the 2021 National Draft from the Greater Western Victoria Rebels.

Lohmann was born in Maryborough in country Victoria where he played for the Maryborough Football Club before moving to Ballarat and playing for St Patrick’s College and Lake Wendouree.