2020 AFL New Zealand Rising Star announced

The AFL New Zealand High Performance Awards recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the very best in athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers and what they offer to the development of AFL in Aotearoa.


The scheduling of the awards for its eighth year was due to take place on April 4th. Due to COVID-19, this will now take place electronically and we encourage you to support those involved and their efforts.

AFL New Zealand would like to congratulate Angus Hammett on winning the 2020 AFL New Zealand Rising Star Award.


Angus Hammett is in his third year of playing AFL and is starting to make a big impact in the game.

From Canterbury, Hammett had a strong Level 2 Academy campaign in April last year and was awarded best on ground in game 1 after a strong performance.

Strong in stature, Hammett will continue to develop into an all round footballer.

2020 AFL New Zealand Rising Star Angus Hammett