AFL Sydney Men’s Rising Star – Round Eight Nominee

This weeks nominee has progressed through the ranks at their club, playing U19s and Reserve Grade. Making his Premier Division debut for Pennant Hills Demons in Round 1, the three performances at the top level have showcased Connor Matthew’s talent. Connor is to be known for his solid body in defence and a terrific set of hands, becoming an influential player to the team.

Learn more about this week’s Men’s Rising Star nominee:

Player Profile

Name: Connor Matthews

Nickname: Guts

AFL Sydney Club: Pennant Hills Demons

Position: Back Pocket/Half-Back Flank

Junior Club: Westbrook Bulldogs

Favourite activity to do outside of football: Spending time with mates

What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club?   

Nothing in particular – mild mannered player !!

What role do they play for the club both on and off the field?   

Regularly assists in Club Volunteer roles

The night before the game what will they most likely be doing?  

Eating pasta and watching the footy at Schoies.

Do they have any pre-game superstitions?   

2 Voltaren and an Iced Long Black

Nomination Details

Reason for nomination this round: 

Has continued to perform well in recent games when matched up on against strong opposition players.

Coach quote on Performance:

Coming in from our under 19 and reserves program, Connor debuted in Round 1 and thus far has been fantastic in his 3 games to date. Big bodied defender that reads the play really well and with a great pair of hands. Connor played on a leading forward for inner west and certainly curbed any influence he had on the game. Connor was rewarded with being nominated in the best players and collected a number of player’s player votes.

Keep up-to-date with all AFL Sydney related news by following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.