Western Bulldogs young gun Rylie Wilcox has been rewarded for her outstanding performance against Gold Coast on Sunday, by being nominated for the 2023 AFLW Rising Star Award. 

Wilcox had 18 disposals and five clearances in the Bulldogs' four-point loss to the Suns.

The 158cm winger also had four marks, three tackles and five inside 50s.


Wilcox is averaging 12.7 disposals, three inside 50s, 3.7 tackles and 2.7 score involvements per game this season.

She was the Bulldogs' first selection in the 2022 AFLW Draft – taken at pick 21 from the Northern Knights.

Wilcox made her debut in the opening round of Season Seven and was nominated for the Rising Star award in Round Three following 11 disposals and a goal in her club's three-point win over Fremantle.

Wilcox played junior football with Parkside Junior Football Club and Fitzroy Junior Football Club in the Yarra Junior Football League.

The 18-year-old was nominated alongside Essendon’s Steph Wales in Round 4, and she becomes the first Bulldogs nominee for the current season.