Hunter product Isaac Heeney has been voted the AFL’s most promising recent draftee by his peers, beating out Angus Brayshaw for the honour.
Maitland-raised Heeney, who played with the Cardiff Hawks in the Black Diamond AFL, won widespread respect across the competition in his debut year.
Injury prevented him featuring in enough game’s to claim the NAB Rising Star award for the best first year player,
The Sydney Swans website reported players surveyed from every club have now overwhelmingly voted the Swans academy product the most promising draftee from the past two years.
Heeney polled 51 votes after booting 16 goals – including four against cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney in just his third AFL match – from 14 games last year.
He was a clear winner of the most promising player gong ahead of runner-up Melbourne's Angus Brayshaw (16 votes) and Collingwood's Jordan De Goey (seven votes).