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: Croft’s consistency earns him Round 4 Rising Star

Round 5: Canterbury Academy Talent Wins Round 5 Rising Star

Round 6: Anderson swoops to win Round 6 Rising Star

Round 7: Collins claims a Premiership and Rising Star in same game

Round 8: Northland speedster claims Round 8 Rising Star

Round 9:Young Hornet named final rising star of 2018


Rising Stars Honours Board

1William WarbrickJake TuckerDaniel Howie
2James WatkinsSebastian SerranoManny Snooks
3Ben ArmstrongClayton WaltersEthan Halton
4Alastair MaiseyCarlos Donnell-BrownJevaan Croft
5Misilifi FaimaloWilliam KemptFinn Moffat
6Joseph Alesich-TamarikiJames DakinSam Anderson
7Heta Scarf-MatthewsDeclan CrannBraedyn Collins
8Dawson NanaiBlake NahuBlake Williamson
9Josh MackieIsaac PiperLuke Williams