1998 AFL Rising Star

The Norwich AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League. The 1998 medal was won by Kangaroos player Byron Pickett.

1998 Norwich AFL Rising Star
Byron Pickett, winner of the 1998 AFL Rising Star award, playing for Melbourne during the 2007 AFL season
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Rising StarByron Pickett (North Melbourne)


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.


Round Player Club
1 Michael Braun West Coast
2 Luke Power Brisbane Lions
3 Byron Pickett North Melbourne
4 Jess Sinclair Fremantle
5 Jonathan Hay Hawthorn
6 Evan Hewitt North Melbourne
7 Warren Tredrea Port Adelaide
8 Travis Johnstone Melbourne
9 Nick Stevens Port Adelaide
10 Darren Hulme Carlton
11 Jason Saddington Sydney
12 James Rahilly Geelong
13 Stuart Dew Port Adelaide
14 Russell Robertson Melbourne
15 Justin Plapp Richmond
16 Jade Rawlings Hawthorn
17 Jared Crouch Sydney
18 Trent Croad Hawthorn
19 Andrew Eccles Adelaide
20 Kris Massie Carlton
21 Jason Johnson Essendon
22 Darren Milburn Geelong
Source: AFL Record Season Guide 2015[1]

Final voting

1Byron PickettNorth Melbourne30
2Nick StevensPort Adelaide19
3Warren TredreaPort Adelaide13
Source: AFL Record Season Guide 2015


  1. Lovett, Michael, ed. (February 2015). AFL Record Season Guide 2015. Melbourne, Victoria: AFL Media. p. 604.
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