IN a round where big ball winners were the norm, Oakleigh Chargers’ Trent Bianco rose above all others to claim the AFL Draft Central TAC Cup Player of the Week for Round 14. The bottom-age prospect won the Player of the Week vote count with 59 per cent of the vote over Sandringham Dragons’ Ryan Byrnes. Bianco racked up 40 disposals (70 per cent efficiency), eight marks, two tackles, four clearances, three inside 50s and seven rebounds against the Gippsland Power at Warrawee Park.
Bianco became the third Oakleigh Chargers player, and the second in three weeks to win the nomination, joining teammates Matthew Day and Jake Gasper as previous nominees. Bianco also joins the exclusive club of being a bottom-ager nominated, following just Sam Flanders and Jamieson Rossiter.
AFL Draft Central’s TAC Cup Player of the Week:
Round One: Bailey Smith (Sandringham Dragons)
Round Two: Max King (Sandringham Dragons)
Round Three: Sam Flanders (Gippsland Power)