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The winner of this year’s AFL Record cover design competition is Lucas Kennedy, a 10-year-old from Carnegie, Victoria. Lucas used 2016 AFL Record cover design winner Ellie Douglass as inspiration to encapsulate the super heroes of the 2018 season.

Congratulations on winning this year’s competition.

Why did you choose those four players for your cover?

I always get up early and listen to the radio and people were talking about who are the best players in the AFL at the moment. Everyone said ‘Buddy’ Franklin is a great player. Tom Mitchell just broke the record for the most disposals and I thought he definitely had to be there. My dad says that Brodie Grundy is a really good player and I like the way Robbie Gray plays, so I included them as well.

Tell us about your design?

I drew the premiership cup first and then printed the photos of the players. I needed to move the players around at first, so they wouldn’t be on top of the cup. I wanted to fit all of the club jumpers on the cover too because I thought it added something.

What team do you support?

I go for Hawthorn like my dad, but there are a few Richmond fans in my family too.

Who are your favourite AFL players?

I play mostly in the backline and base my game on Shannon Hurn, but my favourite players are Tom Mitchell, Ben Stratton and James Sicily.

How does it feel knowing that your design will be on the cover of the Record and seen by thousands of footy fans?

I’m so excited, it’s just unbelievable. I can’t wait to get a copy of the Record and see it for myself.


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