Cameron lauded by AFLPA

Cameron was a runner up in this year’s NAB rising star and was outright favorite to win the award, beating mature aged recruits

Dayne Zorko and Ahmed Saad who finished second and third respectively.

GWS GIANTS Player Welfare Manager Craig Lambert accepted the award on behalf of Cameron, and said his talent was obvious right from the start.

“Within about ten seconds of watching him play we thought ‘this kid can play a tad’,” he said.

“Before the session was out, we were thinking ‘this kid is possibly an All-Australian.”

The underage recruit from South Australia has been one of the GIANTS best performers in their inaugural season.

Cameron kicked 29 goals for the GIANTS and had an average of 10 disposals and five marks per game.

He was ranked first in NAB rising star for most goals in the season, most marks inside 50 and most goal assists.

Although his season was cut short by a hip injury, great potential was shown in Cameron’s 16 games this season.

Cameron’s award came on a night where some of the greats in the game were honoured.

Gold Coast Suns captain, Gary Ablett Jnr won his fourth MVP award with 708 votes, beating second placed Jobe Watson who polled 602 votes.

Geelong’s Joel Selwood shared the Most Courageous Player award with

West Coast Eagles defender Beau Waters.

Essendon’s Jobe Watson capped off a stellar individual season by being named as the competition’s best captain.