By Jess Webster/Jacob Gaynor
Canberra midfielder Mitch Maguire claimed the 2018 NEAFL Rising Star Award after a stunning breakout season for the Demons.
The 20-year-old Riverina product was a heavy favourite to claim the award after a season where he averaged 27 disposals and five clearances per game.
"It was a great night the NEAFL put on, and to receive a couple of awards was nice but it wouldn't have been possible without all the support from everyone involved with Canberra this season, Maguire said.
Maguire polled the most MVP votes for his club and was a key instigator in Canberra sealing a maiden finals berth in 2018.