Morningside youth prospect Campbell Wearne has been named as the round two rising star nominee.
The hard working defender and midfielder was in and under on the weekend and tackled well, putting pressure on the opposition all day.
“It’s always all for the team, but as an added bonus it’s always good to get a personal achievement,” said Wearne, who was also nominated last year in round 18.
It has been a gradual build for the youngster, who’s played for the Panthers since the age of five. Wearne played one senior game in 2015, 16 in 2016 and is now establishing himself as a regular member of new coach Steve Wildchut’s senior side.
“I can’t really imagine playing anywhere else,” he said.
“Steve’s been really good in bringing back some key values for Morningside and getting us back on track.”
The Panthers are expecting a challenge this week when they meet the reigning premiers, Labrador.
“We always look forward to playing Labrador, I suppose, that’s what you play footy for, to play against the best. We probably consider ourselves to be up there with the likes of Labrador and Palm Beach, so it’ll be a good test for us,” said Wearne.
By Sean Melrose