The NAB AFL Rising Star Award is the culmination of the pathways program rewarding outstanding young AFL talent.

Congratulations to the 2018 NAB AFL Rising Star Jaidyn Stephenson

Beginning in 1993, one player is nominated after each round of the season for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award. At the conclusion of the season, an expert panel selects the winner in a vote, who receives a $20,000 investment portfolio from NAB. We also arrange a dedicated financial planner to assist with their wealth creation strategy.

NAB Club Recognition Award

Each week of the home and away season, a Club Recognition Award (CRA) is presented to the NAB Rising Star nominee's junior football club.

The NAB CRA provides financial and practical resources to the clubs to assist with the development of future champions. The NAB Club Recognition Award is to be awarded to the nominated junior clubs of each of the 23 nominees.

NAB provides the following to the nominated clubs:

  • $1,000 cash
  • 4 x Full Size Sherrin training footballs
  • 4 x Size 3 Sherrin training footballs
  • 2 x Sherrin mesh ball carry bags
  • 1 x Magnetic Coaches Board
  • 1 x Air Compressor
  • 1 x AFL Skills of the Game Book
  • 1 x AFL Style of Play DVD
  • 22 x NAB Sipper Bottles
  • Congratulatory Club Banner

Past Winners

The honour roll of the NAB AFL Rising Star award highlights the prestige of the award. Many previous winners have gone on to become Brownlow medallists, club captains, and highly successful footballers.

Year

Player

Club

Votes

2018          

Jaidyn Stephenson                      

COLL           

52

2017

Andrew McGrath

ESS

51

2016

Callum Mills

SYD

49

2015

Jesse Hogan

MELB

49

2014

Lewis Taylor

BL

39

Current Nominees

Find out who is in the running to be named this year's NAB AFL Rising Star.

Important information

The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, NAB recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances. NAB recommends that you seek independent legal, financial, and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.

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