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Hannebery voted Rising Star for 2010
Sep 2, 2010 --

SYDNEY Swan Daniel Hannebery has capped off a stellar year by winning the 2010 NAB AFL Rising Star award. 

Hannebery was a unanimous choice as winner, receiving the maximum 45 votes from the All-Australian selection panel. He was followed by Melbourne’s Tom Scully (35 votes) and Brisbane Lion Tom Rockliff (24 votes). 

Demon Jack Trengove (11) and Kangaroo Ryan Bastinac (six) rounded out the top five. 

Hannebery was presented with the Ron Evans Medal by last year’s Rising Star Daniel Rich on Wednesday at a function held at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium. 

He will receive a $20,000 investment portfolio and a dedicated personal banker, courtesy of National Australia Bank. 

Hannebery was the second player nominated for this year’s award after winning 23 possessions in the Swans’ round-two win over Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. 

He went on to average 21 possessions in his 19 games for the season. His best performances came against Fremantle in round 20 when he gathered 38 touches and laid five tackles and his round 10 performance against Hawthorn when he had 25 touches and kicked three goals. 

Sydney Swans coach Paul Roos said Hannebery had performed at a consistently high level over the whole year. 

"One of the things that young players generally go through is a mental lapse or a number of games where they struggle, but this has certainly not been the case with Dan," Roos said. 

"His ability to have an impact in all of the games he has played has been really significant and a great number of his games have been of a very high quality. 

"We believe he is thoroughly deserving of this Rising Star award.” 

Originally from the Kew Rovers Junior Football Club in Melbourne, Hannebery was selected by the Swans with their second round selection at the 2008 NAB AFL Draft (selection 30 overall). 

He represented Vic Metro in the 2000 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships and turned heads at the 2008 NAB AFL Draft Camp when his endurance was highlighted with his first placing in the 3km time trial. 

Hannebery stayed in Melbourne in 2009 to finish his schooling at Xavier College but still managed to play the last seven games of the season for the Swans while based at his Melbourne home. 

He is the second Sydney Swans player to claim the Rising Star award after Adam Goodes in 1999. 

The NAB AFL Rising Star was voted by the All-Australian selection panel of Andrew Demetriou, Adrian Anderson, Mark Ricciuto, Kevin Bartlett, James Hird, Gerard Healy, Glen Jakovich, Robert Walls and Kevin Sheehan (Rising Star selector only).