tmedia
Main content

Latest Video

HOSTPLUS Super Play: Round 9

9:32am  May 21, 2018

RD9: Dew post-match

7:21pm  May 19, 2018

RD9: Highlights v Port

7:05pm  May 19, 2018

Latest News

Heron's debut one of a kind

Jacob Heron is going to find himself in some good trivia quizzes regardless of what happens in the rest of his AFL career.

2:55pm  May 23, 2018

Running men: Keeping track of your club's speedsters

Who racks up the most kilometres in a game at your club? Who's hit the highest speed in a sprint? It's not always who you might think.

1:15pm  May 23, 2018

Returning to Shanghai on SUNS agenda

Gold Coast SUNS Chairman Tony Cochrane says a return to Shanghai would be on the agenda at the club’s June board meeting.

11:03am  May 23, 2018

Academy member wins NEAFL rising star nomination

Jess Webster  August 2, 2017 12:24 PM

Image: Matt Corby

Image: Matt Corby

Gold Coast Academy member Jacob Dawson has been awarded the final NEAFL Rising Star nomination for the 2017 season. 

The 17-year-old midfielder impressed with 24 disposals and 10 clearances in the SUNS’ win over the GIANTS at Metricon Stadium on Saturday. 

The Under-18 Allies squad member made his NEAFL debut as a 16-year-old in 2016 and has been a member of the SUNS Academy since he was 13. 

The Burleigh Bombers junior, who went head-to-head with GIANTS’ midfielder Jacob Hopper at times throughout the match, said he is enjoying the challenge of battling experienced players in the NEAFL. 

“I remember my first NEAFL game last year, I was thrown in to the deep end against the GIANTS in Townsville, and they had Hopper playing in that game aswell,” he said. 

“Tagging a lot of those good players in the competition at times really helps you learn. 

“I love the physicality of the NEAFL and I’m really enjoying playing senior footy.” 

The 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 Academy players) at the start of the 2017 season. 

The winner of the Rising Star Award will be announced at the 2017 NEAFL Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on Sunday, August 20.