AFL Sydney Men’s Rising Star – Round Fifteen Nominee
Meet our Round Fifteen Men’s Rising Star nominee, Riley Fitzroy:
Name: Riley Fitzroy
AFL Sydney Club: Sydney University
Junior AFL Club: Glebe Greyhounds
Position: Small Forward
Favourite activity to do outside of football:
Going to the beach and surfing
What role do they play for the club both on and off the field?
On the field, Riley plays the role of applying pressure and getting ground balls
The night before the game what will they most likely be doing?
Watching Friday night footy
Reason for nomination this round:
Riley has cemented his spot in the Mens Premier Division team this season, as a player that is still U19’s age. In 5 games of Premier Division football, Riley has been named in the bests for two, his performance in tough wet weather footy in Round 15 earning him best on for Sydney Uni.
Coach quote on Performance:
‘A graduate of the Swans academy program, Round 15 was a breakout game for Riley. In wet conditions, he looked like he was playing with a dry footy. Playing as a small forward he found plenty of the footy and was rewarded for all his hard work by hitting the scoreboard. Riley, still eligible for Colts football, works as hard as anyone at the club and has forced his way into the senior side through determination and grit and has a bright future.’ – Lindsay Scown, Head Coach