Morningside’s Isaiah Edwards has earned the QAFL Round 4 Rising Star nomination following his impressive performance against Sandgate.
The 18 year old had an interesting start to the season, bouncing from Morningside Reserves to NEAFL side Redlands, then back to the Panthers seniors.
A Redlands bye saw Edwards return to the Morningside ones, a 2 goal effort from the wing demonstrating his electrifying talent.
He was pleased with his performance, saying it was great to get back on the park with the Southside outfit.
“I’m really enjoying playing football at Morningside”, said Edwards.
“I got a few touches on the outside playing and the group played really well to get such a great win”.
Edwards has spent 13 years with the club, beginning has football career as a five year old in their Auskick program.
He has been identified as a future talent, spending time in the Brisbane Lions Academy during the pre-season, which he coupled with his Morningside training.
It’s still very early in season 2015 and Edwards maintains there are still things he needs to work on before he is a regular in the seniors.
“I think my strengths are definitely my pace and decision-making,” said Edwards.
“I like to think I’m pretty handy on the ball and can make the right decision most of the time.
One thing I need to work on is my contested football and playing through the inside.”
Juggling an engineering degree and the demands of footy, the velocious winger is handling himself well beyond his years.
After an exciting start to the season, he says that he must continue to play well to ensure all of his goals are met.
“I really just want to focus on playing at the highest possible level I can”, said Edwards.
“Whether that is with the Panthers or the Bombers, I want to test myself and play as well as I can for the rest of the year. “
By Byron Parish