AFL Sydney Men’s Rising Star – Round Ten Nominee

Meet our Round Ten Men’s Rising Star nominee, Colm Culligan:

Player Profile

Name: Colm Culligan

AFL Sydney Club: UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs

Nickname: Big red, The Flying Matchstick, CC, Colmy

Junior AFL Club: Maroubra Saints

Position: Tall Forward

Favourite activity to do outside of football: 

Clean the boards

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

Silent Assassin

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

U19s Leader & Mr Reliable

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

Watching my highlights & eating Bolognese


Nomination Details

Reason for nomination this round:

Colm has been contributing to the team every week since making his debut. He has taken over the Key Position gap left by Kieran Emery & has taken the most Contested Marks & I50 marks for our club over the last month.

Coach quote on Performance:

“Colm worked hard all game, managed 2 goals, 3 inside 50 marks, 2 contested marks, & 2 tackles. He was unlucky not to take a few more marks, but his ability to bring the ball down to our small forwards was crucial for us. All on his 18th Birthday!”