Suns rookie named Round 22 Rising Star nominee

It appears there was some good news to come out of the weekend’s loss to Essendon for the Gold Coast Suns, with up and comer Ben Ainsworth grabbing the Rising Star nomination.

Ainsworth played a key role in his club’s 33- point loss on Saturday night, booting three goals off 10 disposals to be the side’s leading kicker for the game.

The young gun has enjoyed a strong debut season with the Suns, averaging 11.7 disposals and kicking 14 goals in the 12 games he has played.


The nomination is the first for Suns this season.

Following each round of the season, a panel of judges select a NAB AFL Rising Star nominee with the winner to be awarded the Ron Evans Medal, a $20,000 personal investment folio and a dedicated personal banker.