The VAFA congratulates Collegians forward & Big V U19’s star, Oliver Jackson, who has received the Men’s Rising Star nomination after he kicked five goals in the Lions’ Round 9 win over Uni Blues.
What the club said:
“This is Oliver’s first season at Collegians fresh out of school from Wesley College last year.
With the ability to take big contested marks and kick long goals from outside 50, Oliver plays like a young Tom Hawkins. Oliver has a huge leap and is a very good contested mark for his size. He’s also a prodigious kick of the football with the ability to kick the sherrin 55 metres plus.
With his infectious smile and good sense of humour, Oliver is already one of the most popular young boys at the club. Oli had a bit of time at Footscray VFL earlier in the year but has decided to concentrate on Collegians at the moment and their loss is Collegians gain.
He also played in the recent VAFA Under 19 win over Vic country and really enjoyed the experience of rep football.”
– Collegians FC