Rising Star

The AFL New Zealand Rising Star award will be awarded weekly to a standout young player in the 2020 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 2001 or younger.

2020 Rising Stars

Round 1: Talent runs in the family as Awatere claims round 1 Rising Star

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4: Western Crows running machine claims round 4 Rising Star

Round 5:

Round 6:

Round 7:

Round 8:


Rising Stars Honours Board

1William WarbrickJake TuckerDaniel HowieKenta Ukita
2James WatkinsSebastian SerranoManny SnooksDoug McJorrow
3Ben ArmstrongClayton WaltersEthan HaltonXavier Bryham
4Alastair MaiseyCarlos Donnell-BrownJevaan CroftJonah Christians
5Misilifi FaimaloWilliam KemptFinn MoffatCaleb MacPherson
6Joseph Alesich-TamarikiJames DakinSam AndersonBrad Maloney
7Heta Scarf-MatthewsDeclan CrannBraedyn CollinsDaniel McCarthy
8Dawson NanaiBlake NahuBlake WilliamsonThomas Turner
9Josh MackieIsaac PiperLuke Williams-