Round 6 Rising Star Tom Chichester (UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs)
AFL Sydney is pleased to announce that the 2016 Round 6 Rising Star is Tom Chichester from the UNSW/ES Bulldogs.
Seventeen year old Tom Chichester made his Premier Division debut last year on permit from Maroubra as an under 17 player as well as being a key player in UNSW/ES losing under 19 Grand Final side to North Shore.
Tom is one of many talented footballers who has progressed through the junior ranks from Maroubra since the age of 8 having been a member of 3 winning junior Grand Final sides, selection in the 2013 NSW schoolboys side and is a current Swans academy member.
2016 has started brightly for Tom having played in the last 4 Premier Division matches and featuring in the best players in all 4 games as well as kicking 10 goals in total.
Being a tall aerobic footballer who still needs to add some weight and strength to his frame Tom is spending his time developing his football talent on a wing and half-forward flank and against Manly on Saturday kicked 3 goals as well as being the pivotal link rebounding the football between the Bulldogs defence and forward line.
Coach Stephen Dunkley has been very impressed with Tom’s maturity, poise and game sense at such a young age far exceeding his experience where he is consistently been able to present himself in the right places to take advantage of his high marking prowess and accurate goal kicking.
“ Tom’s has many strengths and apart from his speed and attack on the ball it is his ability to utilise every possession to the team’s advantage whether by foot or hand was typified in the game against Manly.
Tom together with a number of his other U19 team mates is setting a good example to their senior team mates and a bright future beckons”.