1996 AFL Rising Star

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1996 Norwich AFL Rising Star
Ben Cousins.jpg
Ben Cousins, winner of the 1996 AFL Rising Star award, during 2006
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Country  Australia
Rising Star Ben Cousins (West Coast)

The Norwich AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League. The 1996 medal was won by West Coast player Ben Cousins.


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 January 1 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.


Round Player Club
1 Primus, MatthewMatthew Primus Fitzroy
2 Bandy, DanielDaniel Bandy Fremantle
3 Darcy, LukeLuke Darcy Footscray
4 Harding, GregGreg Harding Fremantle
5 Simpson, AdamAdam Simpson North Melbourne
6 Grant, ShannonShannon Grant Sydney
7 Schauble, AndrewAndrew Schauble Collingwood
8 Carter, NickNick Carter Fitzroy
9 Schofield, JarradJarrad Schofield West Coast
10 Chick, DanielDaniel Chick Hawthorn
11 Yze, AdemAdem Yze Melbourne
12 Cousins, BenBen Cousins West Coast
13 Biddiscombe, CraigCraig Biddiscombe Geelong
14 Hunter, KingsleyKingsley Hunter Fremantle
15 King, StevenSteven King Geelong
16 Morrison, ChadChad Morrison West Coast
17 Bell, PeterPeter Bell North Melbourne
18 McPherson, DanielDaniel McPherson Sydney
19 Lloyd, MatthewMatthew Lloyd Essendon
20 Toia, LukeLuke Toia Fremantle
21 Farmer, JeffJeff Farmer Melbourne
22 Callaghan, CraigCraig Callaghan Fremantle
Source: AFL Record Season Guide 2015[1]


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (February 2015). AFL Record Season Guide 2015. Melbourne, Victoria: AFL Media. p. 604.