Parish earns Rising Star Nomination

Essendon’s Darcy Parish has been named the NAB AFL Rising Star nominee for round two.

The Bombers top draft pick has made a seamless transition to senior football.

The 18 year old collected 25 possessions on debut against Gold Coast in his first game and he followed it up with another polished performance against Melbourne.

“Darcy’s first two games have been extremely pleasing,” Essendon Coach John Worsfold said.

“He’s really been strong in the contested area of his game and he’s laying a high number of tackles.”

Parish picked up 21 possessions, laid eight tackles and kicked the sealer against the Demons.

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