EVERY DOCKER RAT [...]. One of the strangest years in AFL history has presented a host of top rookies with the opportunity to strut their stuff. So it’s fitting the teen was voted the AFL Rising Star on the same night Neale was name [...], Rising Star winner Caleb Serong has credited doing a second pre-season during the coronavirus shutdown and losing 5kg for his brilliant debut season in the AFL [...]. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Rising Fremantle star Caleb Serong’s younger brother Jai is one to keep an eye on ahead of next year’s AFL draft. The young Fremantle midfielder’s incredible talent is matched only by his work ethic, and his strength of character. “He’s given up a lot for me and I wouldn’t be where I am without him,” Serong said of his dad.
“Back in the under-16s I was relying on what I’d already done and what they’d already seen to make the team,” he explained last year. The last thing he ever wants to hear is “keep doing what you’re doing”. Body positioning, when to engage and when to not get tangled up with the opposition. Fremantle teenager Caleb Serong was awarded the AFL Players Association Best First Year Player after a stand-out season at the Dockers. In order to provide the best user experience, we use http cookies at this site. “Once I got to the championships, I just wanted to prove to them that they’d made the right decision to show faith in me. The hard, uncompromising midfielder is a star seriously on the rise – there’s no two ways about that. For the first time this season, Caleb Serong is the outright favourite to win the Rising Star award - and he’s received high praise from a Brownlow medallist.
He’s been in my group most of the year and we’ve been spending a lot of time together in and around training, which has allowed for a lot of football chat and general life chat. As soon as you get satisfied or complacent, that’s when everyone either catches up to you, or you go backwards.”. And each conversation revolves around the same themes – a hunger for the contest, a relentless pursuit of excellence, and his love of his family and close circle of mates. “It’s always extremely difficult to draw up a shortlist and this year was even harder than ever. He’s spoken often with the Gazette over his footballing, and even cricketing, journey. “I kept putting on size (in the gym) so it wasn’t necessarily fat – it was muscle – so it was just about getting leaner and doing a bit more cardio, so boxing and bike riding rather than just doing bicep curls,” he said.
So it’s only fitting the family gets to mark his debut on the same day they celebrate his father Jamie’s 50th birthday back home in west Gippsland. He works really hard on it, and from day one he’s asked a lot of questions to try to perfect that side of his game. It’s that trait, among others, that has him so well placed to succeed in the top flight. Fremantle young gun Caleb Serong declared the time for honourable losses was over after the Dockers threatened one of the upsets of the season before falling t [...], Caleb Serong was compared to Lachie Neale before he even played a game. “I just want honest feedback on what I can work on because I’ll never be satisfied – I always want to improve. “If you go alright, then they’ll keep picking you. Throughout the year, we’ve had to train in smaller groups with COVID restrictions, and I think it’s something Caleb’s really benefited from. Fyfe was joined by Adam Cerra, Caleb Serong, Andy Brayshaw, James Aish and David Mundy (pictured together) for a recovery swim in the beautiful … When Caleb came into our club after being drafted last year, he already had a full skillset and a really strong body. Local footy fans have been put on notice - Grand Final Day parties can not go ahead, despite the day being one of the... © 2020 Star News Group Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Serong’s leadership by example is clearly one of his standout qualities, and has been all through his staggering rise over recent seasons. “You might only get one game or a quarter to really stand up in and make your mark.” – Caleb Serong. Caleb’s a really humble young kid.
Another show of faith, then from Brown and former long-time Gippsland Power talent manager Peter Francis, saw him selected in the under-18s for the Power later that year.
No senior West Gippy footy or netball for 2020, Generous donation brings new medical equipment. Serong explained the modifications he’s made.
The groundswell of support behind Caleb Serong as he prepares to make his AFL debut tomorrow night against the Gold Coast Suns should come as no surprise to anyone. He starred in that subsequent national carnival in Queensland. Getting fitter and trimming up over the pre-season really helped me through the year.”. “He said I’d been training well, so to take that out into game day and back my strengths.”.
I think they’ll be really proud and I can’t wait to let them know.
It hasn’t all been easy, and the advice he’s received hasn’t all been easy to stomach.
It will take the final three rounds to split Caleb Serong and Noah Anderson for this season’s Rising Star award, according to former winner Paul Hasleby.
So much so, that he was among the first crop of prodigiously-talented youngsters to hear their names called out in the 2019 draft’s first round. © Copyright 2017 AFL Players’ Association. Fremantle midfielder Caleb Serong has taken out the AFL's Rising Star award, finishing ahead of Gold Coast's Noah Anderson. “Sometimes that full chance never comes,” he told the Gazette after the Dockers drafted him. Captain Nat Fyfe uploaded a selection of pictures from a picturesque waterfall along with fellow stars Adam Cerra, Andy Brayshaw, Caleb Serong, James Aish and David Mundy. Serong is AFL’s best first...→, Read full article: 8 AFL Rising Star 2020: Caleb Serong fav...→, Read full article: ‘Captaincy’ material: Serong now Rising ...→. Serong was last year named Vic Country’s Most Valuable Player, and received All-Australian honours in the NAB Under 18 National Championships. That’s when you take the opportunities you get and try to make the most of them.”, In 2018, Serong had a heart-to-heart about his game with Brown, Power high performance manager Matt Ross, and then AFL Academy coach and Brisbane Lions icon Luke Power.
He’s been quite vibrant and vocal, so it’s great to have someone come in and really have a lot of faith in themselves.
Recently crowned Rising Star Caleb Serong has signed a contract extension with the Dockers. “I want something I can work on to keep improving. The Serongs are great Gippsland stock – as genuine as the day is long, and with the spirit to match. Caleb Serong becomes the third Docker to win the NAB AFL Rising Star award Deadlines and TimelineThe deadline for applications is March 30th 2020. “And that goes for my mum as well. You can’t just go through life thinking you know it all because a lot of time you don’t.
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It put him in a really good place to come and flourish in our system, and he’s done a great job on both sides of the ball — offensively and defensively.