Michael Nettheim wins AFL Sydney Round 2 Rising Star Nomination

By AFL Sydney Media

Name:  Michael Nettheim

Nickname: Nets

AFL Sydney Club:  Sydney University

Position:  Small Forward

Junior Club:  Newtown Swans

Favourite activity to do outside of football:  Michael loves his basketball

What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club?  Wearer of goggles in training and during games

What role do they play for the club both on and off the field?  On the field Michael puts a lot of pressure on the opposition back exits and creates opportunities up forward

The night before the game what will they most likely be doing?  Having a bowl of pasta watching Friday night footy

Do they have any pre-game superstitions?  Michael cleans his specs every night before a game

Reason for nomination this round: Michael has kicked 5 goals so far this year and has been in Sydney University’s best players in the first two rounds this year

Coach quote on Performance:

“Backing up a brilliant Under 19s year and a great preseason, Nets has pushed his case as a seniors forward. Superbly skilled and with brilliant balance, Michael displayed all of his talents on Saturday playing as a small forward. He kicked two goals and was our leading player in score involvements. Both Michael and the club our excited about his 2018 campaign and we can’t wait to see what he brings to our side throughout the season.”