By NEAFL MEDIA
Ryan Hebron has been named the number 1 NEAFL player to watch for the 2018
Sydney University defender Ryan Hebron left his mark on the competition last year to emerge as one of the NEAFL’s brightest young talents.
Averaging 17 disposals and 5.5 marks as a lock-down defender, Hebron was handed the task of shutting down some of the competition’s most dangerous forwards.
By season’s end, Hebron earned a NEAFL Rising Star nomination, was among the NEAFL’s best players in their representative match against Tasmania, and was selected in the NEAFL Team of the Year.
On top of his league achievements, the 20-year-old came third in the Students’ Driscoll Medal count behind Tom Young and Zac O’Brien, was joint winner of the club’s Rising Star Award, and was awarded a University Blue – the highest sporting honour for a student at the University of Sydney.
Set to reach his 50th NEAFL match in 2018 – after making his debut in 2014 for the Swans – there is one achievement Hebron still craves.
For a player who only seems to get better with age, Hebron will be one to watch in season 2018 in his quest to reach the elite level.