AFLCA Best Young Player Winners

Year Player Height Weight Club Age Prior Games Season Games Season Goals Drafted From Clubs Career Games
2022 Jai Newcombe 186cm 85kg Hawthorn 20 7 22 8 #2 Mid-Season 2020 Poowong/​Gippsland U18/​Box Hill Hawthorn 51
2021 Caleb Serong 179cm 88kg Fremantle 19 14 22 8 #8 National 2019 Warragul/​Geelong Grammar/​Gippsland U18 Fremantle 80
2020 Sam Walsh 184cm 77kg Carlton 19 22 17 8 #1 National 2018 St Joseph's/​Geelong U18 Carlton 99
2019 Tim Kelly 182cm 82kg Geelong 24 23 25 24 #24 National 2017 Palmyra JFC/​South Fremantle Geelong, West Coast 124
2018 Tom Stewart 190cm 88kg Geelong 24 21 22 1 #40 National 2016 South Barwon/​Geelong U18/​Geelong (VFL) Geelong 148
2017 Clayton Oliver 187cm 86kg Melbourne 19 13 22 4 #4 National 2015 Mooroopna/​Bendigo U18/​Murray U18/​Richmond (VFL) Melbourne 162
2016 Isaac Heeney 184cm 80kg Sydney 19 14 24 28 #18 National 2014 Cardiff/​NSW-ACT U18/​Sydney (NEAFL) Sydney 177
2015 Marcus Bontempelli 194cm 84kg Western Bulldogs 19 16 21 17 #4 National 2013 Eltham/​Marcellin College/​Northern U18 Western Bulldogs 216
2014 Jaeger O'Meara 182cm 82kg Gold Coast 19 22 22 11 #1 Mini-Draft 2011 Dongara/​Perth Gold Coast, Hawthorn, Fremantle 164
2013 Jeremy Cameron 194cm 91kg GWS 19 16 21 62 GWS Underage 2010 Dartmoor/​North Ballarat U18 Greater Western Sydney, Geelong 230
2012 Dyson Heppell 189cm 85kg Essendon 19 23 20 3 #8 National 2010 Leongatha/​Gippsland U18 Essendon 235
2011 Nathan Fyfe 190cm 88kg Fremantle 19 18 21 18 #20 National 2009 Lake Grace-Pingrup/​Aquinas College (WA)/​Claremont Fremantle 218
2010 Stephen Hill 182cm 82kg Fremantle 19 22 23 19 #3 National 2008 Quinns Districts/​West Perth Fremantle 218
2009 Cyril Rioli 177cm 80kg Hawthorn 19 25 19 21 #12 National 2007 St Marys/​Scotch College Hawthorn 189
2008 Joel Selwood 182cm 87kg Geelong 19 21 24 6 #7 National 2006 Sandhurst/​Catholic College Bendigo/​Bendigo U18 Geelong 355
2007 Scott Pendlebury 191cm 91kg Collingwood 18 9 23 20 #5 National 2005 Sale/​Gippsland U18 Collingwood 383
2006 Ryan Griffen 188cm 87kg Western Bulldogs 19 17 24 7 #3 National 2004 Goolwa-Port Elliot/​South Adelaide Western Bulldogs, Greater Western Sydney 257
2005 Adam Cooney 185cm 87kg Western Bulldogs 19 19 22 21 #1 National 2003 Flagstaff Hill/​West Adelaide Western Bulldogs, Essendon 250
2004 Daniel Wells 181cm 79kg North Melbourne 18 18 22 13 #2 National 2002 Kwinana/​Peel North Melbourne, Collingwood 258
2003 Chris Judd 189cm 88kg West Coast 19 22 23 29 #3 National 2001 East Sandringham/​Caulfield Grammar/​Sandringham U18 West Coast, Carlton 279