2018 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star Nominee Profiles

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The profiles of the 18 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star Award nominees will be published on this page every week throughout the 2018 season.

The winner will be announced at the 2018 NEAFL Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 26.

Check out the nominees below.

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ROUND 6
Riley Budd (GWS GIANTS/Canberra)

Age: 18. NEAFL Games: 14.

GWS GIANTS Academy member Riley Budd has earned the Round 6 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star nomination.

A member of the GIANTS’ Under-19 Academy squad, Budd was named among his side’s best players with 31 disposals, eight marks and five rebound 50s in their loss to Sydney at Spotless Stadium.

Read the full story here.

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ROUND 5
Mitch Hardie (Canberra)

Age: 20. NEAFL Games: 23.

Canberra has produced its third Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star nominee of the 2018 season after Mitch Hardie’s match-winning performance on Saturday.

The 20-year-old forward polled the maximum 10 NEAFL MVP votes for his starring role against Gold Coast at UNSW Canberra Oval, collecting 30 disposals, six inside 50s and two goals in their 29-point victory.

Read the full story here.

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ROUND 4
Ben Sloan (Brisbane Lions)

Age: 18. NEAFL Games: 13.

Brisbane Lions Academy member Ben Sloan has earned the Round 4 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star nomination after his solid performance against GWS GIANTS on Saturday.

The 18-year-old was named among the Lions’ best players after 23 disposals, 10 marks and two goals in their 93-point victory at Spotless Stadium.

An Under-18 Allies squad member in 2017, Sloan was among AFL Draft contention at season’s end with his versatility and eye-catching athleticism.

Read the full story here.

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ROUND 3
Angus Baker (Canberra Demons)

Age: 19. NEAFL Games: 5

Canberra has produced its second Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star nominee of the season after midfielder Angus Baker’s impressive performance against Redland.

The 19-year-old collected 24 disposals, six inside 50s and a goal as the Demons triumphed over Redland by 52 points at Scottsdale Park on Saturday.

Read the full story here.

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ROUND 2
Jack Rolls (Redland Bombers)

Age: 19. NEAFL Games: 27.

Redland midfielder Jack Rolls has created further league history with an unprecedented fourth Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star nomination.

The 19-year-old was one of the Bombers’ best in their lost to Sydney University at Henson Park on Saturday, collecting a team-high 28 disposals, plus 11 tackles, seven clearances and nine inside 50s.

Read the full story here.

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ROUND 1
Mitch Maguire (Canberra Demons)

Age: 19. NEAFL Games: 23.

Canberra midfielder Mitch Maguire has started his season off on the right foot by earning the Round 1 nomination for the 2018 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star Award.

A member of the GIANTS Academy since he was 13, Maguire made the Under-15 All-Australian side before making the Allies squad to compete in the Under-18 Division 1 Championships in 2016.

Read the full story here.

 

 

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