Each week a player from the Under 19 competition is awarded the Leader Shooting Star of the Week and will receive a Leader Shooting Star certificate and a gift voucher. Each weekly winner also goes in the running to win the prestigious Leader Shooting Star of the Year Award, which will be announced at the SFNL Awards Dinner on Friday 6th October.
TROY SMITH (Hampton)
Troy is a deserving recipient this week, following his best on ground in Hampton’s unlikely and confidence boosting victory against Skye. Troy was also named best in Hampton’s match against Hallam last week.
CHRIS CASSET (Oakleigh District)
Casset was Oakleigh’s best in their demolition over the previously second-placed Dingley. In Casset’s 13 games for Oakleigh, he has scored 19 goals and has been frequently named amongst his team’s best performers. Currently sitting in fifth position on the ladder, Oakleigh pose a genuine threat in finals – especially following a convincing win over a strong side.
JORDAN WAITE (Parkmore/Springvale Districts)
After an impressive four goals in windy conditions in Parkmore / Springvale’s win over St Pauls, Jordan now leads the Under 19 goal kicking tally with 36 goals to his name. A formidable force in the forward line, Jordan’s ability to thread the needle has awarded his team with many percentage-boosting wins.
THOMAS KILNER (Cheltenham)
‘Totti’ was the standout for the Rosellas in their clash against Endeavour Hills recently. Currently sitting in fifth position, Cheltenham have the potential to shake things up in the competition come finals time. With a tough match ahead against Oakleigh in Round 14, it is performances like these from Kilner that are vital in getting the Rosellas over the line.
ALEX DORAN (Endeavour Hills)
Alex was named best on ground in Endeavour Hills’ competitive match against Dingley. With finals being very well a possibility for Endeavour Hills in 2017, performances like these against the top sides are vital, and Alex was able to deliver a top effort for his side this week.
JYE SUJAINI (St Kilda City)
Jye was best on ground for St Kilda City this week in their win against Oakleigh District. A consistent performer, Jye has kicked 10 goals this season and has proven to be an asset to his side as City begin their finals pursuit.
SAM OZAYDIN (Bentleigh)
Sam starred for Bentleigh last week, kicking two goals in their first win of the season, and frequents Bentleigh’s best-named each round. Sam started his junior football career with Bentleigh Under 9 in 2008 and has won multiple club B&Fs, as well as a League B&F throughout his junior career. Although primarily used on the ball, he can play in any position back or forward and, as a bottom-age talent (he doesn’t turn 18 until September), Sam has the potential to dominate the Under 19 competition before embarking on his senior career.
LAWSON DANIELS (Cheltenham)
Lawson delivered a best on ground effort in Cheltenham’s fantastic upset win against the fourth placed Hallam, which would serve as a huge confidence booster for the side as the finals approach.
SIMON BONACCI (Oakleigh District)
Simon was named best on ground in Oakleigh’s win over Endeavour Hills in a competitive match. Although he is a recent addition to the Districts, he has quickly proved himself as a great asset to his team, appearing frequently among Oakleigh’s best-named players and kicking seven goals so far.
AYANG NYANJOK (St Kilda City)
This tall and athletic key position player is an excitement machine. Nyanjok can cover plenty of ground and possesses an outstanding leap, making him a dominant force when in the ruck. However, his sticky hands and accurate right boot ensures he is a dangerous proposition in attack as well, where he has booted nine goals in 2017. Has often backed up his brilliant Under 19 performances with appearances in the seniors or reserves and is one of the SFNL’s most exciting prospects.
REMMI FAULKNER-WOOD (Dingley)
Remmi contributed five goals for the Dingoes in their win over Oakleigh District in last weekend’s Match of the Round. He has not only proven himself as a key player in this Under 19 team, but has also played two games for the Dingley seniors in Division 1 this year, performing extremely well on both occasions.
ROBERT LEGA FROST (Parkmore/Springvale Districts)
Lega Frost is a deserving recipient of the award this week. Coming off a great Interleague game the previous week, Lega Frost backed up and delivered a best on ground performance against Doveton on Saturday. A strong, athletic midfielder with a booming left leg, Lega Frost is a key player in this newly formed Parkmore/Springvale Districts side.
JAYCE MORGAN (Bentleigh)
Bentleigh’s Jayce Morgan led from the front on Saturday as captain of the SFNL Under 19 Interleague side that recorded a stunning victory over Central Highlands. A strong-bodied defender that competes hard, Morgan made the jump from the 19s to senior footy last year, and has acquitted himself very well, playing all four matches in the ones this year. Has the potential to be an outstanding senior player in our competition for the next decade.
SAM DELOSA (Hallam)
Delosa has been a valuable asset for Hallam in their last three games, being named in the best each time. An athletic ruckman/centre half forward, Delosa has a big leap and loves to entertain the crowd by taking big hangers. The left footer has booted six goals this season, and looms as a player to watch in 2017.
DANIEL STEWART (Dingley)
Daniel has made a solid start to the year and was instrumental in the Dingoes’ away victory over St Kilda City. He put up his hand to take on a massive challenge down back and was their most damaging player against the Saints, alongside Remmi Wood who kicked five goals. The club will continue to work with Daniel on certain aspects of his game as he continues to develop into a powerful utility player.
RYAN KREYMBORG (St Pauls)
For the second time in as many seasons, Kreymborg is the Leader Shooting Star winner for the first round. The 2016 Under 18 Interleague captain was best afield again on Saturday, booting six of St Pauls’ 14 goals in the side’s big win over arch-rivals Bentleigh. As strong as an ox and can win his own ball, Kreymborg further solidified his standing as one of the dominant players in the Under 19 competition.