Andrew Brayshaw (born 8 November 1999) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Andrew Brayshaw
Personal information
Full name Andrew Brayshaw
Date of birth (1999-11-08) 8 November 1999 (age 20)
Original team(s) Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 2, 2017 national draft
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 8
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2018– Fremantle 39 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

After an impressive junior career for his school, Haileybury, TAC Cup side Sandringham Dragons and the Victorian Metropolitan representative side,[1] he was the second overall draft pick in the 2017 AFL draft.[2]

He made his AFL debut for Fremantle in the opening round of the 2018 AFL season after a series of impressive pre-season games.[3] His debut season was cut short when, in Round 20, he was struck by West Coast Eagles player Andrew Gaff in an off-the-ball incident. Gaff was subsequently suspended for eight AFL matches, while Brayshaw suffered a fractured jaw and three dislodged teeth.[4]

Brayshaw's older brothers, Angus and Hamish, also play in the AFL for Melbourne and West Coast Eagles respectively. His father, Mark Brayshaw, played for North Melbourne and his uncle, James, is a radio and television broadcaster and former cricketer.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Waterworth, Ben (3 November 2017). "Andrew Brayshaw, AFL draft 2017, TAC Cup stats, Angus Brayshaw, Hamish Brayshaw". Fox Sports. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. ^ Hope, Shayne (25 November 2017). "Young gun can't wait to join Fyfe". PerthNow. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ Lacy, Bridget (19 March 2018). "First-year pair to get Freo debut". PerthNow. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. ^ Tran, Danny (7 August 2018). "West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff suspended for eight weeks for punching Andrew Brayshaw". ABC. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ Quartermaine, Braden (26 December 2017). "Brayshaws' Xmas torture tradition". PerthNow. Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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