Canberra has earned its third NEAFL Rising Star
nominee of the season with small forward Rhys Pollock the latest to impress in
their victory over NT Thunder.
Pollock played an influential role in the Demons’ 28-point victory, finishing with 12 disposals, seven marks, four inside 50s and three goals to be named among his side’s best players.
The Marist College junior made his NEAFL debut in 2017 and spent last year with the GIANTS Academy, but returned to the Demons this year ready to play a key role in Canberra's attack.
The 19-year-old reads the game well and generally will impact the scoreboard. Since debuting, Pollock has played 32 games and kicked 34 goals playing for both Canberra and the GIANTS.
So far in 2019, Pollock has been named in Canberra’s best three times from seven matches, averaging 12 disposals, 1.5 goals and 4.7 score involvements per game.
Pollock joins teammates Angus Baker and Connor Owen-Auburn as Canberra’s nominees for the award.
The NEAFL Rising Star is awarded to the most promising young talent in the NEAFL competition.
Nominees must be under the age of 21 and played less than 20 senior games (excluding games as AFL club academy players) at the start of the 2019 season.
2019 NEAFL Rising Star Nominees
Round 1: Angus Baker (Canberra)
Round 2: Bailey Stewart (Sydney University)
Round 3: Keidean Coleman (Brisbane)
Round 4: Connor Owen-Auburn (Canberra)
Round 5: Fitzroy Greenwool (Gold Coast)
Round 6: Hewago Paul Oea (Gold Coast)
Round 7: James Peatling (GIANTS)
Round 8: Rhys Pollock (Canberra)
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