Xavier Duursma is the round 6 AFL Rising Star nominee tallying 24 disposals, 8 marks and a goal for the Power against North Melbourne.
"I always try to prep the best I can, and I try to train as hard as I can every single time. I worked as hard as I could over the pre-season and hopefully it's set me up for the year. It's been working so far," Duursma said.
Duursma says his trademark bow-and-arrow goal celebration was inspired by the antics of NBA stars Reggie Jackson and Jamal Murray.
"I've seen them do it and I love it – I reckon it looks pretty cool – so I thought I'd have a crack at it," Duursma said.
"I knew that if I did something like that as a young player, some people would probably have a few question marks over it. But I don't care – I'm just going to keep doing it anyway."