Rising Star Nominee’s – Round 15
Pictured: Cailah Bell (left)
Men’s Round Fifteen Rising Star nominee
Name: Lewis Tomlinson
Club: Kiama Power
Junior Club: Kiama Power
Favourite activity to do outside of football: Surfing and motorbike riding
What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club? Deep and meaningfuls at the pub at 1am.
What role do they play for the club both on and off the field? Helping out on game day and doing to woolies run for the canteen
The night before the game what will they most likely be doing? Having a parmi and watching the footy at the golfie with mates.
Do they have any pre-game superstitions? I usually work before the game, keeps the pre-game nerves away.
Reason for nomination this round: After a best on ground performance in round 14 Lewy backed it up with another very solid performance and was one of our best against quality opposition in Figtree. He had a big influence in the game with lots of speed out wide helping us get over the line.
Club quote on Nomination:
Having dominated the reserves competition over the last couple of years as a midfielder using his speed and toughness at the ball, his transition this season to Premier Division has been an easy one. He has fit into the team well and has been improving all season with the last few games seeing him as one of our best. His speed off the mark would be one of the fastest in the competition and has made the wing position his own.
One of the many Kiama juniors in the side it is great to see the talent continue to come through into seniors.
Women’s Round Fifteen Rising Star nominee
Name: Cailah Bell
Club: Shellharbour Suns
Position: Forward Pocket
Junior Club: Albion Park Crows
Favourite activity to do outside of football: I’m up for anything
What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club? Cailah is well known for her special dance moves during training drills.
What role do they play for the club both on and off the field? Cailah is the future of our great sport. She has the ability to imply knowledge onto the rest of the playing group and has a warmth and quirky sense of humour that keeps us all smiling. Her passion and joy for the game inspire all that are around her.
The night before the game what will they most likely be doing? Stretching and watching AFL on TV
Do they have any pre-game superstitions? No
Reason for nomination: Cailah is nominated for her great all round team performance in the game against Wollongong Saints earlier in the season. She played in the forward pocket and kicked 4 great goals. It wasn’t just her goal kicking prowess that stood out it was ability to influence the game with her strong tackling and forward line pressure.
Club quote on Nomination: Cailah came to the club with her sister Talarah and wanted to play in the same team as her big sister. As a committee we discussed asking her to play in the juniors, but then we saw her out-body opponents 10 years older and realised she had what it took to be a consistent contributor to the Suns Women’s team. She has realised that with hard work that she can achieve her own lofty expectations. Against the Saints Cailah tackled, out bustled, and marked her way to 4 impressive goals. At only 15 years of age Cailah is fast becoming an integral part of the Shellharbour Suns first ever Women’s AFL team and with continued hardwork will be a future star!