QAFL Rising Star

Round 19 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Brock Aston

Three goals against Sandgate last weekend, on top of some promising form through the season with Morningside, has resulted in Brock Aston receiving the round 19 nomination for the QAFL Rising Star Award. Aston is 20, with a physical build,

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Round 18 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Riley Greene

By Terry Wilson Some words of advice from club legend Ben Jaekne-Cain early this year have proved pivotal in the development of Western Magpies teenager Riley Greene. Greene, only 17, is the Round 18 nominee for the QAFL Rising Star

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Round 17 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Tom Matthews

By Terry Wilson It has been a hell of a long journey, in every sense of the phrase, for promising Mt Gravatt youngster Tom Matthews to reach a stage where he is on the verge of some big things with his

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Round 16 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Ethan Hunt

By Terry Wilson Smart Palm Beach Currumbin teenager Ethan Hunt is keeping his fingers crossed that nature takes its natural course as he chases his dreams of playing at the highest level. Just turned 17 and completing Year 11 at

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Round 15 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Aiden Fyfe

By Terry Wilson The Broadbeach Cats can ‘most definitely, without a doubt’ bounce back from last weekend’s loss to Gold Coast rivals Surfers Paradise says rising teenager Aiden Fyfe. Fyfe was playing in just his third seniors game for Cats

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Round 14 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Hugo Barry

By Terry Wilson Labrador talent Hugo Barry was a kid growing up in Aussie rules territory in Adelaide but it was not the national game that had his attention, it was soccer. Barry was good enough to represent the Croweaters

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Round 13 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Kwabe Boakye

By Terry Wilson For all intents and purposes Kwabe Boakye originally moved to Rockhampton from Melbourne to improve his soccer game. One of three children for Ghana nationals Nana and Ceceila Boayke, Kwabe was born in Melbourne but never kicked

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Round 12 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Jake O’Halloran

By Terry Wilson Jake O’Halloran is not your normal teenager who loves to have a kick with his mates whenever he can. No, this youngster is basically involved in Australian rules football up to his neck because not only does

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Round 11 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Tahj Abberley

By Terry Wilson It has been a week to remember for Sandgate rookie Tahj Abberley, near perfect except for one minor detail. Abberley, who does not turn 18 until April next year, was a member of the victorious Sandgate Hawks

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Round 10 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Jack Austin

By Terry Wilson Image: RF Photography Western Magpies young gun Jack Austin is in an elite group of players to have earned QAFL Rising Star Award nominations in successive years. Austin, only 18, is the Round 10 nomination for the

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Round 9 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Dan Edwards

By Terry Wilson The son of a leading QAFL umpire from the 1980s-90s is starting to make noises in the footy scene, but as a player rather than a whistle-blower. Dan Edwards, 19, has become a regular in the Western

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Round 8 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Harrison Arnold

By Terry Wilson Mackay product Harrison Arnold could easily end up in the unusual position of having played for three different clubs this season. Arnold, who turned 20 a month ago, has already played NEAFL for the Gold Coast SUNS

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Round 7 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Loki Haines

By Terry Wilson If Loki Haines gets the chance to play at a higher level, then so be it, but right now all he is interested in is helping to get Sandgate into the winner’s circle. Haines, 19, is the

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Round 6 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Jack Wratten

By Terry Wilson It has been a steep learning curve for the QAFL Round 6 Rising Star Award nominee Jack Wratten, but it’s been one that the 19-year-old has taken in his stride. This time last season, Wratten was playing

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Round 5 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Sam Hilton-Joyce

By Terry Wilson Surfers Paradise surprise packet Sam Hilton-Joyce most certainly epitomises the old saying about good things coming in small packages. At 16 years of age, Hilton-Joyce burst on to the QAFL scene with a stunning five-goal haul on

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Round 4 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Angus O’Brien

By Terry Wilson Impressive back-to-back performances from young Wilston Grange midfielder Angus O’Brien have won a deserved fourth round nomination for the QAFL’s Rising Star Award. A couple of weeks into his 20th year, the Aspley junior product has come

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Round 2 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Lochlan Harrop

By Terry Wilson Rookie Lochlan Harrop made an impression when he played his first seniors game in the QAFL for Sandgate last weekend. A haul of three goals on debut was enough to earn Harrop the round two Rising Star

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Round 1 QAFL Rising Star Nominee: Nathan Colenso

By Terry Wilson A sterling debut at top level has earned Morningside teenager Nathan Colenso the Round 1 Rising Star nomination. The 17-year-old found himself matched up against Labrador star Wayde Mills as a half-forward in the season opener at

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Rising Star Panther on the prowl

By Terry Wilson TOM Jeffrey is like every other young footballer around the nation – he has a dream of playing in the AFL. That is the ultimate but Jeffrey, the 17-year-old Morningside rookie, has contingency plans should he not

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“I’d love to crack it at the NEAFL”: Rising Star just the start for Farry

By Terry Wilson JONAH Farry does not turn 18 until November, but by then he should have chalked up almost 20 games of senior football in the QAFL. Hailing from a family steeped in Sandgate Hawks tradition, young Farry, marking

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Enduro Djuro is a Rising Star

By Terry Wilson TEENAGE on-baller and small forward Anthony Djurovitch wants to make his NEAFL debut with Southport, the club he played for from his under-10 days. And if a series of good performances playing for Labrador in the QAFL

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Taglieri is Sandgate’s young rising star

By Terry Wilson JAMES Taglieri is what the future of Sandgate is all about. The 18-year-old is local, he can play and he would like nothing more than to see Sandgate rise to a position where they can regularly challenge

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Third generation Gorilla gets Round 10 QAFL Rising Star nomination

By Terry Wilson IF everybody at the Wilston Grange Gorillas had the same passion for success as young Nick Dickson, then the club will soon be revelling in some good times. One of Brisbane’s oldest clubs, Wilston Grange have gone

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2018 QAFL Rising Star Round 8 Nominee: Joel Baxter

By Terry Wilson PACIFIC Pines Power junior product Joel Baxter will not forget his maiden QAFL senior’s appearance for Labrador last weekend. Thrust into Labrador’s top side against Sandgate at Cooke-Murphy Oval to cover for a major injury run, Baxter

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2018 QAFL Rising Star Rd 7 Nominee: AJ Dawson

  THE Palm Beach Currumbin High pipeline continues to churn out the talent with one of the school’s old boys the QAFL Rising Star nominee for round seven. Alexander “AJ” Dawson, a 20-year-old, has played every game for premiers PBC

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QAFL Rising Star: Round 12

Aaron Highlands is the round 12 QAFL rising star nominee, after an impressive performance for the Western Magpies against Morningside on Saturday. Despite the Western Magpies suffering a disappointing 29-point loss, Highlands still managed to play a stand out game

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Round 6 QAFL Rising Star: Connor McFadyen

Wilston Grange youngster Connor McFadyen has been named the QAFL round six Rising Star after a strong performance against Palm Beach. The 16 year old provided options up forward and looked strong overhead, resulting in him netting three goals for

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Round 5 QAFL Rising Star: Hayden Carthew-Zimmer

Hayden Carthew-Zimmer has been named the QAFL round five rising star, after a breakout performance for Broadbeach against Morningside over the weekend. The promising youngster bagged two goals in an impressive outing, while also using his pace to provide defensive pressure

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Round 4 QAFL Rising Star: Zac Stone

Listen in here, for our chat with round four rising star nominee Zac Stone from the Mt Gravatt Vultures.   Mt Gravatt youngster Zac Stone has been named the QAFL round four Rising Star after a strong performance against Sandgate. Stone

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Round 3 QAFL Rising Star: Harry Milford

Wilston Grange small forward Harry Milford has been named the round three QAFL Rising Star after an influential game against the Western Magpies. The 19 year old worked hard forward of centre for the Gorillas on Saturday and was classy

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