Connor Rozee wins Wanganeen Medal to cap off strong first year in AFL

ROZEE AWARDED: Connor Rozee, at Port Adelaide Football Club's awards night with girlfriend Sophie Barbour, was awarded the Gavin Wanganeen Medal.

ROZEE AWARDED: Connor Rozee, at Port Adelaide Football Club's awards night with girlfriend Sophie Barbour, was awarded the Gavin Wanganeen Medal.

After fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming an AFL footballer, Port Augusta's Connor Rozee continues to go from strength to strength.

Rozee, who was selected by Port Adelaide Football Club at pick five in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft, was honoured at the club's recent awards celebration.

He was awarded the Gavin Wanganeen Medal for the best player under 21.

The accolade pays tribute to Wanganeen who was one of Port Adelaide's youngest ever debutants and premier players.

At the presentation night at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Rozee also finished fourth for the 2019 John Cahill Medal which was won by Port veteran Travis Boak.

Rozee had a red-hot start to his AFL career after averaging 15.3 disposals and four tackles per game.

The forward featured in all 22 games for Port Adelaide and lead Power's goalkicking with 29. The 19-year-old averaged 7.6 per game for both kicks and handballs

His best performance came in his third game, against Brisbane, and he was nominated for the NAB Rising Star Award for his 21 touches and five goals against the Lions.

Rozee finished runner-up for the AFL honour to Carlton's Sam Walsh.

In July, it was announced that Port had locked in their young powerhouse recruit on a two-year contract extension that would see him stay at the Alberton-based club until 2022.

The former South Augusta player went on to play for North Adelaide before making the leap to the national football scene.

ROZEE'S FIRST SEASON - SNAPSHOT

Rd.2 - v Carlton - 2 goals

Rd.3 - v Brisbane - 5 goals

Rd.5 - v West Coast - 1 goal

Rd.6 - v North Melbourne - 1 goal

Rd.7 - v Collingwood - 1 goal

Rd.8 - v Adelaide Crows - 1 goal

Rd. 9 - v Gold Coast Suns - 2 goals

Rd.10 - v Hawthorn - 1 goal

Rd.11 - v St Kilda - 1 goal

Rd.14 - v Geelong - 2 goals

Rd.15 - v Western Bulldogs - 1 goal

Rd.16 - v Adelaide Crows - 2 goals

Rd 19 - v GWS - 1 goal

Rd.20 - v Essendon - 2 goals

Rd.21 - v Sydney Swans - 3 goals

Rd.22 - v North Melbourne - 1 goal

Rd.23 - v Fremantle - 2 goals