2007 AFL Rising Star

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The NAB Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League. It was previously known as the Norwich Rising Star award and first awarded in 1993. Beginning in 2007, the Ron Evans Medal, in honour of Ron Evans is awarded to the winner. The 2007 winner was Joel Selwood of the Geelong Football Club.[1]

Eligibility and nominations[edit]

Every round, an Australian Football League rising star nomination is given to a standout young player. To be eligible for the award, a player must be under 21 on 1 January of that year, have played 10 or fewer senior games and not been suspended during the season. At the end of the year, one of the 22 nominees is the winner of award.[1]

Nominations[edit]

Round Player Club
1 Patrick Ryder[2] Essendon
2 Cameron Wood[3] Brisbane Lions
3 Tom Hawkins[4] Geelong
4 Scott Pendlebury[5] Collingwood
5 Joel Selwood[6] Geelong
6 Ricky Petterd[7] Melbourne
7 Jesse W. Smith[8][9] Kangaroos
8 Shaun Higgins[10] Western Bulldogs
9 Mitchell Clark[11][12] Brisbane Lions
10 Bryce Gibbs[13][14] Carlton
11 Shannon Hurn[15] West Coast Eagles
12 Robert Gray[16][17] Port Adelaide
13 Martin Clarke[18] Collingwood
14 Scott McMahon[19][20] Kangaroos
15 Justin Westhoff[21] Port Adelaide
16 Sam Gilbert[22][23] St Kilda
17 Nathan Jones[24] Melbourne
18 Tom Williams[25] Western Bulldogs
19 Travis Boak[26][27] Port Adelaide
20 Mark LeCras[28] West Coast
21 Tyson Goldsack[29] Collingwood
22 Will Thursfield[30] Richmond

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lovett, Michael, ed. (2010). AFL Record Season Guide 2010. Slattery Media. p. 523. ISBN 978-0-9806274-5-9. 
  2. ^ Witham, Jennifer (3 April 2007). "Ryder round one NAB AFL Rising Star nominee". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  3. ^ Witham, Jen (10 April 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star: round two". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  4. ^ Witham, Jennifer (17 April 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 3". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  5. ^ Witham, Jennifer (24 April 2007). "Pendlebury in NAB AFL Rising Star running". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  6. ^ Witham, Jennifer (1 May 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 5". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  7. ^ Witham, Jennifer (8 May 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 6". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  8. ^ Witham, Jennifer (15 May 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 7". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Kangaroo Smith nominated as Rising Star". AFL BigPond Network. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  10. ^ Witham, Jennifer (22 May 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 8". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  11. ^ "Clark in the running for NAB AFL Rising Star". AFL BigPond Network. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  12. ^ "Clark claims AFL Rising Star nomination". The West Australian. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  13. ^ Witham, Jennifer (5 June 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star: round 10". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  14. ^ "Gibbs earns nomination". Real Footy. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  15. ^ Witham, Jennifer (13 June 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 11". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  16. ^ Witham, Jennifer (26 June 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 12". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  17. ^ "Port youngster Gray gets Rising Star nod". ABC News. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  18. ^ Witham, Jennifer; Murphy, Catherine (3 July 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 13". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  19. ^ Witham, Jennifer (10 July 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star award: round 14". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  20. ^ "Kangaroos' McMahon recognised for fine performance". ABC News. 10 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  21. ^ Witham, Jennifer (17 July 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 15". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  22. ^ Witham, Jennifer (24 July 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star nomination: round 16". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  23. ^ "Young Saint grabs Rising Star nomination". ABC News. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  24. ^ Witham, Jennifer (31 July 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star: round 17". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  25. ^ Witham, Jennifer (7 August 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star: round 18". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  26. ^ Witham, Jennifer (14 August 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star: round 19". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  27. ^ "Port's Boak wins Rising Star nomination". Sydney Morning Herald. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  28. ^ "Le nomination for LeCras". sportal. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  29. ^ Witham, Jennifer (28 August 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star: round 21". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  30. ^ Witham, Jennifer (3 September 2007). "NAB AFL Rising Star: round 22". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 2008-09-06.