Calder Cannon named AFL NAB Rising Star in 2012

Former Calder Cannons player Daniel Talia from the Adelaide Football Club has won the 2012 AFL NAB Rising Star Award.

Selected with pick No.13 in the 2009 AFL Draft, Talia made his debut in Round 15 last year. The 20-year-old defender has played every game this season - his third at Adelaide - routinely standing and beating the best forwards in the competition. He ranked equal-fifth in the AFL for spoils in the minor round, and conceded an average of only one goal per game.

Talia polled 43 of a possible 45 votes to win the award ahead of GWS forward Jeremy Cameron (35 votes) and young Bulldog and former Calder Cannons player Mitch Wallis (19 votes).

All at the Calder Cannons would like to congratulate Daniel on his achievement in season 2012 and we look forward to seeing Daniel develop in the years to come.


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