2016 NEAFL season

The 2016 NEAFL season was the sixth season of the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL). The season began on Saturday, 2 April and concluded on Sunday, 11 September with the NEAFL Grand Final.[1] The premiership was won by the WSU Giants.

2016 NEAFL season
Teams10
PremiersWSU Giants
(1st premiership)
Minor premiersSydney Swans
(2nd minor premiership)
Matches played94
Leading goalkickerDarren Ewing
NT Thunder (58 goals)
NEAFL MVPMatthew Payne
Sydney University (87 votes)
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Participating clubsEdit

Two teams changed their names prior to the 2016 season. Eastlake's NEAFL side started to play as the Canberra Demons in an attempt to be seen as Canberra's representative team in the NEAFL competition. The club wishes to provide a clear AFL pathway for local talent and to get rid of the baggage between other clubs in the ACT. As part of this decision the team also adopted a blue and gold guernsey for home games, reflecting the territory's traditional colours. The team will still wear Eastlake's red and black colours in away matches.[2] The Greater Western Sydney reserves team became known as the Western Sydney University Giants to reflect the re-branding of the university from University of Western Sydney.[3]

2016 NEAFL participating clubs
Club Location Home ground
Aspley Brisbane, QLD Graham Road
Brisbane Lions Brisbane, QLD Giffin Park
Canberra Canberra, ACT StarTrack Oval
Gold Coast Gold Coast, QLD Metricon Stadium
NT Thunder Darwin, NT TIO Stadium
Redland Brisbane, QLD Tidbold Park
Southport Gold Coast, QLD Fankhauser Reserve
Sydney Swans Sydney, NSW Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney University Sydney, NSW Henson Park
WSU Giants Sydney, NSW Spotless Stadium

Premiership seasonEdit

All starting times are local.

Round 1Edit

Round 1
Saturday, 2 April (11:00 am) Brisbane Lions 5.10 (40) def. by Sydney Swans 25.12 (162) Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex
Saturday, 2 April (12:00 pm) Canberra 11.8 (74) def. by Redland 11.18 (84) Gungahlin Town Centre Oval
Saturday, 2 April (1:30 pm) Aspley 14.11 (95) def. Southport 12.13 (85) Graham Road
Saturday, 2 April (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 11.10 (76) def. Gold Coast 8.10 (58) TIO Stadium
Sunday, 3 April (2:00 pm) Sydney University 13.13 (91) def. by WSU Giants 17.9 (111) Henson Park

Round 2Edit

Round 2
Saturday, 9 April (12:00 pm) Southport 17.13 (115) def. Canberra 14.13 (97) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 9 April (12:00 pm) Sydney Swans 19.16 (130) def. WSU Giants 12.7 (79) Henson Park
Saturday, 9 April (2:00 pm) Sydney University 16.16 (112) def. NT Thunder 6.6 (42) Blacktown International Sportspark
Saturday, 9 April (3:45 pm) Gold Coast 11.14 (80) def. by Aspley 14.8 (92) Metricon Stadium
Sunday, 10 April (1:30 pm) Redland 16.11 (107) def. Brisbane Lions 5.10 (40) Tidbold Park

Round 3Edit

Round 3
Saturday, 16 April (10:00 am) Brisbane Lions 3.12 (30) def. by Gold Coast 21.12 (138) Leyshon Park
Saturday, 16 April (12:00 pm) Southport 12.12 (84) def. by Sydney University 18.6 (114) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 16 April (1:00 pm) Redland 7.10 (52) def. by Sydney Swans 23.11 (149) Leyshon Park
Saturday, 16 April (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 19.12 (126) def. Aspley 12.11 (83) TIO Stadium
Sunday, 17 April (9:30 am) Canberra 11.10 (76) def. by WSU Giants 14.12 (96) StarTrack Oval

Round 4Edit

Round 4
Saturday, 23 April (9:30 am) Sydney Swans 12.13 (85) def. Southport 6.9 (45) Drummoyne Oval
Saturday, 23 April (1:00 pm) Sydney University 13.16 (94) def. Canberra 6.12 (48) Drummoyne Oval
Saturday, 23 April (2:00 pm) Aspley 11.7 (73) def. Brisbane Lions 9.16 (70) Graham Road
Saturday, 23 April (6:00 pm) Gold Coast 11.15 (81) def. WSU Giants 8.9 (57) Tony Ireland Stadium
Saturday, 23 April (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 10.9 (69) def. Redland 5.15 (45) TIO Stadium

Round 5Edit

Round 5
Saturday, 30 April (12:00 pm) Aspley 14.12 (96) def. Sydney University 7.11 (53) Graham Road
Saturday, 30 April (12:55 pm) WSU Giants 9.11 (65) def. by NT Thunder 11.12 (78) Spotless Stadium
Sunday, 1 May (9:30 am) Brisbane Lions 3.7 (25) def. by Sydney Swans 20.15 (135) Coorparoo
Bye: Canberra, Gold Coast, Redland, Southport

Round 6Edit

Round 6
Saturday, 7 May (12:00 pm) Canberra 7.11 (53) def. by Aspley 14.14 (98) StarTrack Oval
Saturday, 7 May (12:00 pm) Sydney Swans 18.12 (120) def. Gold Coast 8.7 (55) Drummoyne Oval
Saturday, 7 May (1:30 pm) Redland 13.16 (94) def. Southport 14.5 (89) Tidbold Park
Bye: Brisbane Lions, NT Thunder, Sydney University, WSU Giants

Round 7Edit

Round 7
Saturday, 14 May (11:00 am) Sydney University 17.12 (114) def. Brisbane Lions 17.2 (104) Henson Park
Saturday, 14 May (12:00 pm) Canberra 4.4 (28) def. by Sydney Swans 26.14 (170) StarTrack Oval
Saturday, 14 May (12:55 pm) WSU Giants 18.10 (118) def. Gold Coast 6.11 (47) Spotless Stadium
Saturday, 14 May (1:30 pm) Redland 8.6 (54) def. by Aspley 17.12 (114) Tidbold Park
Saturday, 14 May (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 15.9 (99) def. by Southport 18.8 (116) TIO Stadium

Round 8Edit

Round 8
Saturday, 21 May (10:30 am) Gold Coast 10.4 (64) def. by Redland 20.13 (133) Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 21 May (12:00 pm) Southport 10.13 (73) def. by Sydney University 13.9 (87) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 21 May (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 22.18 (150) def. Canberra 7.10 (52) TIO Stadium
Sunday, 22 May (11:40 am) WSU Giants 19.9 (123) def. Brisbane Lions 10.10 (70) Spotless Stadium
Bye: Aspley, Sydney Swans

Round 9Edit

Round 9
Friday, 27 May (4:10 pm) Sydney University 6.8 (44) def. by Sydney Swans 15.13 (103) Sydney Cricket Ground
Saturday, 28 May (10:30 am) Canberra 12.11 (83) def. by Southport 18.15 (123) StarTrack Oval
Saturday, 28 May (12:00 pm) Aspley 16.12 (108) def. WSU Giants 11.12 (78) Graham Road
Saturday, 28 May (5:15 pm) Brisbane Lions 22.18 (150) def. Gold Coast 5.8 (38) The Gabba
Saturday, 28 May (5:30 pm) NT Thunder 7.10 (52) def. by Redland 11.13 (79) TIO Traeger Park

Round 10Edit

Round 10
Saturday, 4 June (12:00 pm) Canberra 8.12 (60) def. Brisbane Lions 2.5 (17) StarTrack Oval
Saturday, 4 June (12:00 pm) Gold Coast 3.3 (21) def. by Sydney Swans 15.17 (107) Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 4 June (12:00 pm) Redland 11.2 (68) def. Sydney University 5.14 (44) Tidbold Park
Saturday, 4 June (1:30 pm) Southport 7.13 (55) def. Aspley 0.8 (8) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 4 June (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 12.15 (87) def. WSU Giants 11.9 (75) TIO Stadium Report

Round 11Edit

Round 11
Saturday, 11 June (12:00 pm) Southport 13.18 (96) def. Brisbane Lions 9.15 (69) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 11 June (1:30 pm) Aspley 10.9 (69) def. by NT Thunder 18.6 (114) Graham Road Report
Sunday, 12 June (12:00 pm) Sydney University 16.16 (112) def. Gold Coast 15.9 (99) Henson Park
Sunday, 12 June (1:00 pm) WSU Giants 16.13 (109) def. Sydney Swans 16.12 (108) Spotless Stadium
Bye: Canberra, Redland

Round 12Edit

Round 12
Saturday, 18 June (12:00 pm) Canberra 12.7 (79) def. by WSU Giants 20.12 (132) Robertson Oval
Saturday, 18 June (5:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 7.12 (54) def. Redland 7.11 (53) The Gabba
Sunday, 19 June (9:30 am) Sydney Swans 16.14 (110) def. Aspley 7.5 (47) Sydney Cricket Ground
Bye: Gold Coast, NT Thunder, Southport, Sydney University

Round 13Edit

Round 13
Saturday, 25 June (10:30 am) Canberra 15.7 (97) def. by Gold Coast 16.13 (109) StarTrack Oval
Saturday, 25 June (12:55 pm) WSU Giants 13.15 (93) def. by Sydney University 11.10 (76) Spotless Stadium
Saturday, 25 June (1:30 pm) Southport 16.8 (104) def. Redland 6.8 (44) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 25 June (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 20.15 (135) def. Brisbane Lions 7.5 (47) TIO Stadium Report
Bye: Aspley, Sydney Swans

Round 14Edit

Round 14
Saturday, 2 July (10:00 am) Gold Coast 14.11 (95) def. Southport 9.8 (62) Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 2 July (12:00 pm) Sydney University 12.15 (87) def. Aspley 10.9 (69) Henson Park
Saturday, 2 July (12:55 pm) Sydney Swans 19.13 (127) def. NT Thunder 9.7 (61) Sydney Cricket Ground Report
Saturday, 2 July (1:30 pm) Redland 9.7 (61) def. by Canberra 9.15 (69) Tidbold Park
Bye: Brisbane Lions, WSU Giants

Round 15Edit

Round 15
Saturday, 9 July (10:00 am) WSU Giants 14.21 (105) def. Southport 9.9 (63) Spotless Stadium
Saturday, 9 July (12:00 pm) Canberra 6.7 (43) def. by Sydney Swans 20.20 (140) StarTrack Oval
Saturday, 9 July (12:55 pm) Gold Coast 14.15 (99) def. Brisbane Lions 15.7 (97) Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 9 July (1:30 pm) Aspley 12.10 (82) def. Redland 9.4 (58) Graham Road
Saturday, 9 July (3:30 pm) NT Thunder 11.14 (80) def. by Sydney University 13.13 (91) TIO Stadium Report

Round 16Edit

Round 16
Saturday, 16 July (12:00 pm) Sydney Swans 26.14 (170) def. Gold Coast 7.4 (46) Newcastle Oval
Saturday, 16 July (1:30 pm) Aspley 12.8 (80) def. Southport 9.10 (64) Graham Road
Saturday, 16 July (1:30 pm) Redland 9.9 (63) def. by NT Thunder 10.15 (75) Tidbold Park Report
Saturday, 16 July (2:00 pm) Sydney University 8.6 (54) def. Canberra 1.9 (15) Henson Park
Sunday, 17 July (1:00 pm) Brisbane Lions 9.14 (68) def. WSU Giants 7.13 (55) The Gabba
  • The match between Sydney University and Canberra was abandoned at half time, with the progress score taken as the final score, due to an unsafe playing surface, after a section of undermined earth near the centre of Henson Park gave way into a sinkhole.[4]

Round 17Edit

Round 17
Saturday, 23 July (10:05 am) Sydney Swans 4.19 (43) def. by WSU Giants 10.8 (68) ANZ Stadium
Saturday, 23 July (12:00 pm) Sydney University 8.12 (60) def. Redland 7.9 (51) Henson Park
Saturday, 23 July (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 11.10 (76) def. by Aspley 13.17 (95) TIO Stadium Report
Sunday, 24 July (1:30 pm) Southport 17.8 (110) def. Brisbane Lions 4.11 (35) Fankhauser Reserve
Bye: Canberra, Gold Coast

Round 18Edit

Round 18
Saturday, 30 July (3:45 pm) Brisbane Lions 11.8 (74) def. by Aspley 16.15 (111) The Gabba
Saturday, 30 July (6:00 pm) Canberra 15.14 (104) def. NT Thunder 15.7 (97) StarTrack Oval Report
Sunday, 31 July (1:30 pm) Redland 9.4 (58) def. by Gold Coast 26.15 (171) Leyshon Park
Bye: Southport, Sydney Swans, Sydney University, WSU Giants

Round 19Edit

Round 19
Saturday, 6 August (10:05 am) Sydney Swans 24.16 (160) def. Brisbane Lions 3.7 (25) Sydney Cricket Ground
Saturday, 6 August (12:55 pm) Gold Coast 8.11 (59) def. by WSU Giants 27.8 (170) Metricon Stadium
Saturday, 6 August (1:30 pm) Aspley 13.8 (96) def. Canberra 12.9 (81) Graham Road
Sunday, 7 August (11:30 am) Sydney University 16.10 (106) def. Southport 15.7 (97) Blacktown International Sportspark
Bye: NT Thunder, Redland

Round 20Edit

Round 20
Saturday, 13 August (12:00 pm) Canberra 10.8 (68) def. by Sydney University 13.13 (91) StarTrack Oval
Saturday, 13 August (12:55 pm) WSU Giants 26.18 (174) def. Redland 3.6 (24) Spotless Stadium
Saturday, 13 August (6:30 pm) NT Thunder 14.8 (92) def. Sydney Swans 8.6 (54) TIO Stadium Report
Sunday, 14 August (1:30 pm) Southport 11.6 (72) def. by Gold Coast 13.7 (85) Fankhauser Reserve
Bye: Aspley, Brisbane Lions

Round 21Edit

Round 21
Saturday, 20 August (12:00 pm) Southport 7.12 (54) def. by NT Thunder 16.14 (110) Fankhauser Reserve
Saturday, 20 August (12:55 pm) WSU Giants 28.17 (185) def. Brisbane Lions 7.4 (46) Spotless Stadium
Saturday, 20 August (1:30 pm) Aspley 16.15 (111) def. by Gold Coast 18.7 (115) Graham Road
Saturday, 20 August (1:30 pm) Redland 21.15 (141) def. Canberra 12.16 (88) Tidbold Park
Saturday, 20 August (2:00 pm) Sydney University 5.13 (43) def. by Sydney Swans 10.8 (68) Henson Park

Win/Loss tableEdit

Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Blue Draw

Bold – Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin
This table can be sorted by margin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 F1 F2 GF Ladder
Aspley SP
10
GC
12
NT
43
BL
3
SydU
43
Can
45
Red
60
X WSU
30
SP
43
NT
45
SydS
63
X SydU
15
Red
24
SP
16
NT
19
BL
37
Can
15
X GC
4
NT
21
Syd
82
X 4
Brisbane Lions SydS
122
Red
67
GC
108
Asp
3
SydS
110
X SydU
10
WSU
53
GC
112
Can
43
SP
27
Red
1
NT
88
X GC
2
WSU
13
SP
75
Asp
37
SydS
135
X WSU
139
X X X 10
Canberra Red
10
SP
51
WSU
20
SydU
46
X Asp
45
SydS
142
NT
98
SP
40
BL
43
X WSU
53
GC
12
Red
8
SydS
97
SydU
40
X NT
7
Asp
15
SydU
23
Red
53
X X X 9
Gold Coast NT
18
Asp
12
BL
108
WSU
24
X SydS
65
WSU
71
Red
69
BL
112
SydS
86
SydU
13
X Can
12
SP
33
BL
2
SydS
124
X Red
113
WSU
111
SP
13
Asp
4
SydU
77
X X 6
NT Thunder GC
18
SydU
69
Asp
43
Red
24
WSU
13
X SP
17
Can
98
Red
27
WSU
12
Asp
45
X BL
88
SydS
66
SydU
11
Red
12
Asp
19
Can
7
X SydS
38
SP
56
Asp
21
X X 5
Redland Can
10
BL
67
SydS
97
NT
24
X SP
5
Asp
60
GC
69
NT
27
SydU
24
X BL
1
SP
60
Can
8
Asp
24
NT
12
SydU
9
GC
113
X WSU
150
Can
53
X X X 8
Southport Asp
10
Can
51
SydU
30
SydS
40
X Red
5
NT
17
SydU
14
Can
40
Asp
47
BL
27
X Red
60
GC
33
WSU
42
Asp
16
BL
75
X SydU
9
GC
13
NT
56
X X X 7
Sydney Swans BL
122
WSU
18
Red
97
SP
40
BL
110
GC
65
Can
142
X SydU
59
GC
86
WSU
1
Asp
63
X NT
66
Can
97
GC
124
WSU
25
X BL
135
NT
38
SydU
25
X Asp
82
WSU
4
2
Sydney University WSU
20
NT
69
SP
30
Can
46
Asp
43
X BL
10
SP
14
SydS
59
Red
24
GC
13
X WSU
17
Asp
17
NT
11
Can
40
Red
9
X SP
9
Can
23
SydS
25
GC
77
WSU
87
X 3
WSU Giants SydU
20
SydS
18
Can
20
GC
24
NT
13
X GC
71
BL
53
Asp
30
NT
12
SydS
1
Can
53
SydU
17
X SP
42
BL
13
SydS
25
X GC
111
Red
150
BL
139
X SydU
87
SydS
4
1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 F1 F2 GF Ladder

LadderEdit

2016 Ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA % Pts
1 Sydney Swans 18 15 3 0 2126 941 225.9 60
2 WSU Giants (P) 18 12 6 0 1911 1319 144.9 48
3 Sydney University 18 12 6 0 1471 1368 107.5 48
4 Aspley 18 12 6 0 1527 1432 106.6 48
5 NT Thunder 18 11 7 0 1619 1388 116.6 44
6 Gold Coast 18 8 10 0 1460 1832 79.7 32
7 Southport 18 7 11 0 1522 1473 103.3 28
8 Redland 18 7 11 0 1269 1473 86.2 28
9 Canberra 18 3 15 0 1196 1883 63.5 12
10 Brisbane Lions 18 3 15 0 1061 1954 54.3 12
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers.

Ladder progressionEdit

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicates the team finished the round inside the top 6.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished in first place on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Underlined numbers indicates the team had a bye during that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1 Sydney Swans 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 28 32 36 36 40 40 44 48 52 52 52 56 56 60
2 WSU Giants 4 4 8 8 8 8 12 16 16 16 20 24 28 28 32 32 36 36 40 44 48
3 Sydney University 0 4 8 12 12 12 16 20 20 20 24 24 24 28 32 36 40 40 44 48 48
4 Aspley 4 8 8 12 16 20 24 24 28 28 28 28 28 28 32 36 40 44 48 48 48
5 NT Thunder 4 4 8 12 16 16 16 20 20 24 28 28 32 32 32 36 36 36 36 40 44
6 Gold Coast 0 0 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 12 16 20 20 20 24 24 28 32
7 Southport 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 12 16 20 20 24 24 24 24 28 28 28 28 28
8 Redland 4 8 8 8 8 12 12 16 20 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 28
9 Canberra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 12 12 12 12
10 Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 12

Finals seriesEdit

Elimination finals Preliminary finals Grand final
 
    Sydney Swans 15.23 (113)  
Aspley 16.14 (110)     Aspley 4.7 (31)  
NT Thunder 13.11 (89)       Sydney Swans 11.12 (78)
      WSU Giants 11.16 (82)
    WSU Giants 17.15 (117)
Sydney University 19.15 (129)     Sydney University 4.6 (30)    
Gold Coast 7.10 (52)  

Elimination finalsEdit

Elimination finals
Saturday, 27 August (11:45 am) Sydney University 19.15 (129) def. Gold Coast 7.10 (52) Blacktown International Sportspark
Saturday, 27 August (1:30 pm) Aspley 16.14 (110) def. NT Thunder 13.11 (89) Graham Road

Preliminary finalsEdit

Preliminary finals
Saturday, 3 September (11:25 am) Sydney Swans 15.23 (113) def. Aspley 4.7 (31) Blacktown International Sportspark
Saturday, 3 September (2:15 pm) WSU Giants 17.15 (117) def. Sydney University 4.6 (30) Blacktown International Sportspark

Grand finalEdit

2016 NEAFL Grand Final
Sunday, 11 September (1:30 pm) Sydney Swans def. by WSU Giants Blacktown International Sportspark Report
5.4 (34)
6.9 (45)
8.10 (58)
 11.12 (78)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.5 (17)
6.9 (45)
8.13 (61)
 11.16 (82)
Andrew Ireland Medal: Nic Newman (Sydney Swans)
Newman 2, Rose 2, Cunningham, Hiscox, B. Jack, Leonardis, Murray, Reinhard, Robinson Goals Barrett 2, Flynn 2, Stewart 2, Byrne, Downie, McKenna, Palmer, Reid
Newman, Foote, Jones, Rose, Melican, B. Jack Best Barrett, Reid, A. Kennedy, Palmer, Simpson, McKenna

AwardsEdit

  • The League MVP was awarded to Matt Payne of Aspley, who received 87 votes.[5]
  • The NEAFL Rising Star was awarded to Hayden Bertoli-Simmonds of Redland.[6]
  • The NEAFL leading goalkicker was awarded to Darren Ewing of NT Thunder, who kicked 58 goals during the regular season.[7]
  • The NEAFL goal of the year was awarded to Luke Rogerson of Redland.
  • The NEAFL mark of the year was awarded to Matthew Flynn of UWS Giants.

Team of the YearEdit

2016 NEAFL Team of the Year[8]
B: Jackson Allen (Aspley) Matthew Sully (Southport) Will Sierakowski (Sydney University)
HB: Nic Newman (Sydney Swans) Harrison Himmelberg (WSU Giants) Raphael Clarke (NT Thunder)
C: Brandon Jack (Sydney Swans) Matthew Payne (Aspley) Jordan Foote (Sydney Swans)
HF: Cameron Ilett (NT Thunder) (C) Jacob Derickx (Sydney University) Andrew Boston (Southport)
F: James Nelis (Aspley) Darren Ewing (NT Thunder) Sam Reid (WSU Giants)
Foll: Fraser Thurlow (Southport) Jordan Harper (Canberra) Tom Young (Sydney University)
Int: Colin O'Riordan (Sydney Swans) Matt Rawlinson (Sydney University) Blake Grewar (Redland)
James Ives (Aspley) Toby Nankervis (Sydney Swans)  
Coach: Rhyce Shaw (Sydney Swans)

Best and fairest winnersEdit

Club Award name Player Ref.
Aspley Carl Herbert Medal Matt Payne [9]
Brisbane Lions Neville Fallon Medal Billy Evans [10]
Canberra Best and fairest Jordan Harper [11]
Gold Coast NEAFL Player of the Year Keegan Brooksby [12]
NT Thunder Club Champion Cameron Ilett [13]
Redland Dowling Medal Blake Grewar [14]
Southport Doc Mackenzie Medal Andrew Boston [15]
Sydney Swans
Sydney University Driscoll Medal Tom Young [16]
WSU Giants NEAFL Development Award Jeremy Finlayson [17]

Rising Star nominationsEdit

The NEAFL Rising Star is awarded to the most promising young talent in the NEAFL competition. Players are nominated each week and must be under the age of 21 and have played less than 20 NEAFL games.

Round Player Club Ref.
1 Hayden Bertoli-Simmonds Redland [18]
2 Michael Manteit Sydney University [19]
3 Ned Reinhard Sydney Swans [20]
4 Luke McKay Canberra [21]
5 Matt Wilson Sydney Swans [22]
6 Doug Lawrence Aspley [23]
7 Brayden Crossley Gold Coast [24]
8 Darcy Cameron-Reeves Redland [25]
9 Jack Goodall Redland [26]
10 Matt Vardanega Canberra [27]
11 Jack Rolls Brisbane Lions [28]
12 Connor Byrne WSU Giants [29]
13 Dyson Budarick Southport [30]
14 Tom Highmore Canberra [31]
15 Brad Scheer Gold Coast [32]
16 Jack Bowes Gold Coast [33]
17 Daniel Henderson Aspley [34]
18 Jack Clayton Brisbane Lions [35]

AFL drafteesEdit

[36][37]
Draft pick Player Club Drafted to
10N Jack Bowes Gold Coast Gold Coast
14N Harry Perryman WSU Giants Greater Western Sydney
20N Issac Cumming WSU Giants Greater Western Sydney
34N Declan Watson Aspley North Melbourne
36N Josh Williams Gold Coast North Melbourne
42N Kobe Mutch WSU Giants Essendon
47N Harrison Macreadie WSU Giants Carlton
51N Elliott Himmelberg Redland Adelaide
54N Lachlan Tiziani WSU Giants Greater Western Sydney
55N Jacob Allison Aspley Brisbane Lions
67N Brad Scheer Gold Coast Gold Coast
72N Ryan Garthwaite WSU Giants Richmond
75N Ben Davis Sydney Swans Adelaide
51R Max Lynch WSU Giants Collingwood
Academy pre-selection Max Spencer Gold Coast Gold Coast
Academy pre-selection Zach Sproule WSU Giants Greater Western Sydney
QLD zone selection Blake Grewar Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions
NSW zone selection Sam Fisher Canberra Sydney

N – national draft
R – rookie draft

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 NEAFL Fixture Released". NEAFL.com.au. Fox Sports Pulse. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ Polkinghorne, David (15 January 2016). "Eastlake back Canberra Demons as ACT's only NEAFL team". The Canberra Times.
  3. ^ "Western Sydney University GIANTS". GWS Giants. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ Polkinghorne, David (17 July 2016). "Canberra Demons slam Sydney University's Henson Park as 'no way NEAFL quality'". The Canberra Times. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Payne wins second NEAFL MVP in a one-vote thriller". NEAFL.com.au. Fox Sports Pulse. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Bertoli-Simmonds claims 2016 Rising Star Award". NEAFL.com.au. Fox Sports Pulse. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  7. ^ "2016 NEAFL Leading Goalkicker - Darren Ewing". NEAFL TV. YouTube. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
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