Meet our Round Six Men’s Rising Star Nominee, Sam McMeekan, Manly Warringah Wolves

Player Profile

Name: Sam McMeeken

Nickname: ‘Sammy’ or ‘5am’

AFL Sydney Club: Manly/Warringah Wolves

Position: Half back

Junior Club: Manly Bombers

Favourite activity to do outside of football:

Hanging out with mates and having a laugh 

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

Being extremely organised… and extremely confident!

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

Sammy is a great kid and always willing to do whatever is asked of him on and off the field. Especially loves an early canteen shift… see his pre-game superstition to get a clue as to why. 

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

Chill out on PlayStation.

Do they have any pre-game superstitions?

Got to have a B ‘n’ E roll before the game. 

Nomination Details

Reason for nomination this round:

Outstanding ‘Roll the sleeves up’ game in tough conditions against St George. 

Coach quote on Performance:

“Was amazing to see such a mature performance from young Sammy on Saturday. On a slippery, muddy day he seemed to be playing with a dry ball. He was tough, clean, and composed, giving us great drive off half back early and then really set the game alight when I threw him in the middle in the last quarter” – Men’s Premier Division Coach, Gareth Newman