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 1999 or younger.


2017 Rising Stars

Round 1: Tucker makes Giant debut to win Round 1 Rising Star

Round 2: Young Saints forward impresses to win Round 2 Rising Star


Round 3: West Aucklander Clayton Walters awarded Rising Star for Round 3

Round 4: Consistent Saints midfielder wins Round 4 Rising Star


Round 5: Round 5 Rising Star awarded to Will Kempt after dream debut


Round 6: Western Springs College talent awarded Round 6 Rising Star


Round 7: Future talent receives Round 7 Rising Star

Round 8: Consistent Giants midfielder wins Round 8 Rising Star

Round 9: Fast paced Piper wins Round 9 Rising Star


2016 Rising Stars 

Round 1: Warbrick awarded Rising Star for Round 

Round 2: Watkins shines for the Suns to receive Rising Star award

Round 3: The Crows score another win as Ben Armstrong named Rising Star

Round 4: Young Crows defender wins Rising Star for round 4

Round 5: Wellington talent earns Rising Star for Round 5

Round 6: Western Crows front man wins Rising Star

Round 7: Aspiring New Zealand Hawks Debutant and Suns Midfielder Heta Scarf- Matthews named Rising Star

Round 8: South Auckland talent named Rising Star for Round 8

Round 9: Otago based Josh Mackie win final Rising Star