AFL Rising Star 2023: Nominees, odds, eligible players, criteria, past winners
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It doesn’t have the prestige of some of the game’s other individual awards, but it has marked the beginning of some truly brilliant careers.
The NAB Rising Star recognizes the talent that will make the competition shine for years to come.
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Round 1 – Harry Sheezel (North Melbourne)
The inaugural contestant for the 2023 AFL season is here and it’s none other than North Melbourne’s Harry Sheezel.
Picked three in the 2022 draft, Sheezel dominated his debut game in a position he didn’t play much football in.
Kangaroos trainer Alastair Clarkson put the 18-year-old back more than half, where he collected 34 disposals and nine marks in an extraordinary performance.
Sheezel also broke a 39-year-old record and amassed the third-most touches in his first match, tied with Greg Williams and Dean Greig.
Rising Star Odds
Odds on BlueBet (15/3).
|Will Ashcroft (Brisbane)||$2.25|
|Harry Sheezel (North Melbourne)||$3.75|
|Finn Callaghan (GWS)||$9|
|Cameron Mackenzie (Hawthorn)||$13|
|Reuben Ginbey (West Coast)||$15|
|Sam Darcy (Western Bulldogs)||$15|
|Mattaes Phillipou (St Kilda)||$19|
|Mitch Owens (St Kilda)||$19|
|Jai Culley (West Coast)||$21|
|Bailey Humphrey (Gold Coast)||$26|
What is the climber?
Established in 1993, the Rising Star is awarded to the AFL’s top young player.
Each week, a panel of experts nominates an eligible player for the entire competition based on their performance in that round or their work so far this season.
At the end of the home and away seasons, the panel votes 5-4-3-2-1 for the young players who have been certified as having the best seasons, with the promoted player with the most votes being awarded.
The winner is traditionally announced after the final round of the regular season.
Players must be 20 or under at the start of the season and have played fewer than 10 games.
As with the Brownlow Medal, suspended players are ineligible for the award but can still be nominated.
2023 Eligible Players
Hugh Bond, James Borlase, Billy Dowling, Mac Michalanney, Luke Nankervis, Tariek Newchurch, Luke Pedlar, Zac Taylor
Will Ashcroft, Shadeau Brain, Blake Coleman, Jaspa Fletcher, Kai Lohmann, Carter Michael, Harry Sharp, Henry Smith, James Tunstill, Darcy Wilmot
Domanic Akuei, Jaxon Binns, Jack Carroll, Lachlan Cowan, Oliver Hollands, Harry Lemmey
Ed Allab, Aiden Begg, Arlo Draper, Harvey Harrison, Reef McInnes, Cooper Murley, Jacob Ryan, Oscar Steene
Kaine Baldwin, Massimo D’Ambrosio, Jayden Davey, Alwyn Davey Jr., Lewis Hayes, Alastair Lord, Jye Menzie, Anthony Munkara, Zach Reid, Elijah Tsatas, Patrick Voss, Tex Wanganeen
Jye Amiss, Eric Benning, Hugh Davies, Joshua Draper, Neil Erasmus, Matthew Johnson, Max Knobel, Conrad Williams, Karl Worner
Jhye Clark, Ted Clohesy, Toby Conway, Oliver Dempsey, Phoenix Foster, Mitch Knevitt, Oscar Murdoch, Shannon Neale, Osca Riccardi, Cooper Whyte, James Willis
Mac Andrew, Sandy Brock, Oskar Faulkhead, Elijah Hollands, Bailey Humphrey, Joel Jeffrey, Lloyd Johnston, Ned Moyle, Bodhi Uwland
Ryan Angwin, Aaron Cadman, Finn Callaghan, Josh Fahey, Cameron Fleeton, Jason Gilbee, Max Gruzewski, Cooper Hamilton, Darcy Jones, Nicholas Madden, Toby McMullin, Harry Rowston, Conor Stone
Joshua Bennetts, Sam Butler, Henry Hustwaite, Ned Long, Bailey Macdonald, Cam Mackenzie, Seamus Mitchell, Fionn O’Hara, Jack O’Sullivan, Max Ramsden, Jai Serong, Josh Weddle
Jed Adams, Kyah Farris-White, Blake Howes, Matthew Jefferson, Bailey Laurie, Judd McVee, Andy Moniz-Wakefield, Oliver Sestan, Deakyn Smith, Jacob van Rooyen, Will Verrall, Taj Woewodin
Jackson Archer, Miller Bergman, Blake Drury, Jacob Edwards, Eddie Ford, Brayden George, Josh Goater, Cooper Harvey, Harry Sheezel, Phoenix Spicer, George Wardlaw
Nathan Barkla, Jase Burgoyne, Hugh Jackson, Ollie Lord, Kyle Marshall, Tom McCallum, Thomas Scully, Josh Sinn, Dante Visentini
Sam Banks, Jacob Bauer, Tom Brown, Seth Campbell, Judson Clarke, Steely Green, Kaleb Smith, Tyler Sonsie
Oscar Adams, Matthew Allison, Max Heath, Olli Hotton, Isaac Keeler, Angus McLennan, Mitch Owens, Jack Peris, Mattaes Phillipou, James Van Es
William Edwards, Hugh Hall-Kahan, Jacob Konstanty, Jaiden Magor, Caleb Mitchell, Cameron Owen, Lachlan Rankin, Matt Roberts, Marc Sheather, Angus Sheldrick, Cooper Vickery, Corey Warner
Jordyn Baker, Harry Barnett, Rhett Bazzo, Coby Burgiel, Campbell Chesser, Jai Culley, Tyrell Dewar, Reuben Ginbey, Elijah Hewett, Noah Long, Zane Trew, Jack Williams, Isiah Winder
Dominic Bedendo, Jedd Busslinger, Charlie Clarke, Luke Cleary, Sam Darcy, Harvey Gallagher, Arthur Jones, Cody Raak
|Nathan Buckley||Brisbane Bears||N / A||1993|
|Chris Scott||Brisbane Bears||N / A||1994|
|Nick Holland||hawthorn||N / A||1995|
|Ben cousins||West Coast||N / A||1996|
|Michael Wilson||Port Adelaide||27||1997|
|Byron Pickett||North Melbourne||30||1998|
|Justin Koschitzke||St Kilda||31||2001|
|Nick Riewoldt||St Kilda||34||2002|
|Jaeger O’Meara||gold coast||44||2013|
*Denotes maximum votes