Rising Star

The AFL New Zealand Rising Star award will be awarded weekly to a standout young player in the 2018 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 2000 or younger.

2018 Rising Stars

Round 1: Howie grabs Rising Star award after strong performance for the Saints

Round 2: Manny shines for the Suns to take out Rising Star

Round 3: Academy standout wins Round 3 Rising Star

Round 4:

Round 5:

Round 6:

Round 7:

Round 8:

Round 9:


Rising Stars Honours Board

1William WarbrickJake Tucker
2James WatkinsSebastian Serrano
3Ben ArmstrongClayton Walters
4Alastair MaiseyCarlos Donnell-Brown
5Misilifi FaimaloWilliam Kempt
6Joseph Alesich-TamarikiJames Dakin
7Heta Scarf-MatthewsDeclan Crann
8Dawson NanaiBlake Nahu
9Josh MackieIsaac Piper