1993 AFL Rising Star

The Norwich AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League. This was the first season the medal was awarded and the award went to Nathan Buckley in his debut, and only, season at the Brisbane Bears.[1]

1993 Norwich AFL Rising Star
Nathan Buckley, 1993 winner
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Rising StarNathan Buckley (Brisbane Bears)


Every round, an Australian Football League rising star nomination is given to a standout young player. To be eligible for the award, a player must be under 21 on January 1 of that year, have played 10 or fewer senior games and not been suspended during the season. At the end of the year, one of the 22 nominees is the winner of award. The nominated players from 1993 are considered to be one of the most successful of all years.[2]


Round Player Club
1 Peter Everitt St Kilda
2 Shane Crawford Hawthorn
3 Nathan Chapman Brisbane Bears
4 Joe Misiti Essendon
5 Scott West Footscray
6 David Neitz Melbourne
7 Nathan Buckley Brisbane Bears
8 James Hird Essendon
9 Dustin Fletcher Essendon
10 Matthew Richardson Richmond
11 Brodie Atkinson St Kilda
12 Glenn Archer North Melbourne
13 Saverio Rocca Collingwood
14 Darren Kowal Melbourne
15 Duncan Kellaway Richmond
16 Mark Ricciuto Adelaide
17 Ilija Grgic Footscray
18 Ang Christou Carlton
19 Ricky Olarenshaw Essendon
20 Mark Mercuri Essendon
21 Brad Nicholson Footscray
22 Leigh Colbert Geelong
Source: AFL Record Season Guide 2015[3]


  1. Connolly, Rohan (18 June 1994). "Nathan Buckley, Not out of the woods". The Sunday Age. p. 7.
  2. Anderson, Jon (1 September 2010). "Rising Star class of 1993 is hard to beat". Herald Sun.
  3. Lovett, Michael, ed. (February 2015). AFL Record Season Guide 2015. Melbourne, Victoria: AFL Media. p. 604.
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