The AFL New Zealand Rising Star award will be awarded weekly to a standout young player in the 2017 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
Each week the award will be allocated to those who show ability that favours the core components it takes to become an AFL Player.
To be eligible to be nominated for the award, a player must be born in 1998 or younger.
2017 Rising Stars
2016 Rising Stars
Round 7: Aspiring New Zealand Hawks Debutant and Suns Midfielder Heta Scarf- Matthews named Rising Star