By NEAFL Media
Sydney University midfielder Callum McFadden has earned the final nomination for the 2018 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star Award.
The 21-year-old produced his best performance from an injury-ravaged season on Saturday, collecting 27 disposals, four clearances, six inside 50s and a goal in the Students’ victory over Redland at Scottsdale Park.
The Maroubra Saints junior is a former Sydney Swans Academy member who made his NEAFL debut back in 2015.
A nominee for the award last year where he played 15 games and was part of the initial NEAFL representative squad, McFadden has battled injury in 2018 but continues to show promising signs at senior level.
The Tribal Sport NEAFL 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 2018 season.
The winner will be announced at the 2018 NEAFL MVP Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 26.
2018 Tribal Sport NEAFL Rising Star Nominees
Round 1: Mitch Maguire (Canberra)
Round 2: Jack Rolls (Redland)
Round 3: Angus Baker (Canberra)
Round 4: Ben Sloan (Brisbane)
Round 5: Mitch Hardie (Canberra)
Round 6: Riley Budd (GIANTS)
Round 7: Nathan Cooper (Sydney Uni)
Round 8: Bailey Stewart (Sydney)
Round 9: Daniel Charlesworth (Southport)
Round 10: Will Gowers (Aspley)
Round 11: Ethan Reeves (Southport)
Round 12: Alex Paech (Canberra)
Round 13: Brodie Foster (Gold Coast)
Round 14: Jake Bartholomaues (Sydney Uni)
Round 15: Jarrod Osborne (Canberra)
Round 16: James Peatling (GIANTS)
Round 17: Harry Simington (Gold Coast)
Round 18: Callum McFadden (Sydney Uni)
See more on our 2018 nominees, including features and highlights, here.