Congratulations to Grace Painting who is the Round 1 Nominee for the Sydney AFL Rising Star Award!
The following has been taken from Sydney AFL’s website, available here: Grace Painting Round 1 Rising Star Nominee
Name: Grace Painting
AFL Sydney Club: Pennant Hills Demons
Position: Half-Back Flank
Junior Club: Baulkham Hills
Favourite activity to do outside of football:
Socialise with friends or play with my dog Buddy!
What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club?
On the way to a 99 ATAR in Year 12.
What role do they play for the club both on and off the field?
I just played my first game for the club, so hopefully can reward them with some good games!
The night before the game what will they most likely be doing?
No doubt having a steak and chips for dinner.
Do they have any pre-game superstitions?
Listening to music is a must.
Reason for nomination this round:
6 marks on the half-back flank, as well as strong contested possessions and decision making.
Coach quote on Performance:
“Grace’s first Women’s Premier Division game was nothing short of exceptional. Her ability to take intercept marks in the back line, and deliver the ball to a forward leading target was done at a level I haven’t seen before from a 17 year old debutant. I’m sure that she will excel in the NSW/ACT NAB AFLW Championships that she was recently selected in.”