CARLTON'S David Cuningham has earned the Round 12 NAB AFL Rising Star nomination for his stirring performance in the Blues' one-point win over Greater Western Sydney.
David played all his junior football at the Canterbury Cobras till Under 14 when he played with our affiliate club, Boroondara Hawks until Under 17. David has nominated Canterbury JFC as his Junior Club and will visit the club soon to present us with an award from sponsor NAB.
The 20-year-old is the Blues' third Rising Star nominee this season
Cuningham, the No.23 pick in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft, collected 19 possessions and kicked two goals playing through the midfield against the Giants on Sunday.
His maiden 2016 season was interrupted by a hip injury, but he demonstrated his potential with a consistent run at VFL level before debuting in round 21 against the Brisbane Lions.
Cuningham, who possesses elite breakaway pace, has featured in Carlton's last three games after starting the season in the VFL, bringing his tally to six matches.