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The Norwich AFL Rising Star award is given annually to a standout young player in the Australian Football League. The 1997 medal was won by Port Adelaide player Michael Wilson.[1]

1997 Norwich AFL Rising Star
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Michael Wilson, winner of the 1997 AFL Rising Star award
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Rising StarMichael Wilson (Port Adelaide)


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.


Final votingEdit


  1. ^ Hinds, Richard (9 September 1997). "Young Swan lifts off". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 46.
  2. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (February 2015). AFL Record Season Guide 2015. Melbourne, Victoria: AFL Media. p. 604.