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Another Giant Rising Star nomination

Sportal July 31, 2012, 9:17 am
Adam Treloar

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Greater Western Sydney midfielder Adam Treloar earned the AFL Rising Star award nomination in Round 18 for his 37-possession game against Collingwood on Saturday.

Treloar's nomination means GWS have broken the record for the most amount of players nominated - six - in one season, to eclipse the record previously belonging to Essendon (1993) and Fremantle (1996).

Drafted to the Giants as a 17-year-old access selection, now 19-year-old Treloar has played 14 games for the AFL's newest club, averaging just under 20 possessions a game, and a goal every second game.

Treloar was drafted from the Dandenong under-18s side in the TAC Cup, along with fellow Giant midfielder and Rising Star nomination Dylan Shiel (Round 10).

The Noble Park youngster said his mind was on the job in their 120-point thrashing at the hands of the Magpies, hence, the nomination came as a shock.

"If you're not winning, you're not really thinking about individual awards. I never thought I was going to win it so it was a surprise for me this round," he said.

GWS' other nominations this season have included forward Jeremy Cameron (Round 2), Tomas Bugg (Round 5), Stephen Coniglio (Round 7) and Toby Greene (Round 14).

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