Brad Sewell

Brad Sewell (born 2 February 1984) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Brad Sewell
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Sewell training with Hawthorn in 2011
Personal information
Full name Brad Sewell
Date of birth (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 36)
Original team(s) North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 7, 2003 rookie draft
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003–2014 Hawthorn 200 (32)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008 Australia 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Early lifeEdit

Sewell played junior football at the Newlyn Football Club which is part of the Central Highlands Football League and later with the North Ballarat Rebels in the U18 TAC Cup competition. Sewell attended Ballarat High School for his secondary education.

AFL careerEdit

Sewell was selected by the Hawthorn Football Club with the 7th overall pick in the 2003 Rookie Draft. 2006 proved to be his breakout year, when he was third in the club's Best and Fairest, collecting 130 votes behind Sam Mitchell and Luke Hodge. He played all 22 games for the season, and kicked his first and second goal in the last match of the year against Geelong.

In 2007, Sewell was a key player for Hawthorn as he went to win the Peter Crimmins Medal, winning by one vote over runner-up Campbell Brown.

On 27 September 2008, Sewell became a Premiership player, after the Hawks beat the reigning premiers Geelong in the Grand Final. Sewell was outstanding on this day coming 3rd overall in the Norm Smith medal voting.

In the final round of 2009, Sewell suffered a fractured cheekbone and eye socket when he was knocked out by a shirtfront from Essendon captain Matthew Lloyd early in the third quarter.[1][2][3] This was the turning point in the match, as Hawthorn went on to lose the match and miss the finals after leading at the time of the incident. Lloyd later received a 6-week suspension (reduced to 4-weeks with guilty plea) for the hit; a month after the incident, Lloyd announced his retirement.[4]

In September 2013, Sewell became a dual Premiership player when the Hawks defeated the Fremantle Football Club in the 2013 AFL Grand Final.

2014 was his final season, Sewell twice suffered from hamstring injuries. The first in the final practice match before the season began and then again in round 16, early in a game against North Melbourne. He managed ten games for the season with his last game being the Second Qualifying Final against Geelong.

StatisticsEdit

[5]
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2004 Hawthorn 28 6 0 0 27 31 58 13 17 0.0 0.0 4.5 5.2 9.7 2.2 2.8
2005 Hawthorn 28 12 0 1 76 81 157 35 15 0.0 0.1 6.3 6.8 13.1 2.9 1.3
2006 Hawthorn 12 22 2 2 187 187 374 110 45 0.1 0.1 8.5 8.5 17.0 5.0 2.0
2007 Hawthorn 12 24 3 2 206 306 512 124 104 0.1 0.1 8.6 12.8 21.3 5.2 4.3
2008 Hawthorn 12 21 7 8 188 305 493 100 99 0.3 0.4 9.0 14.5 23.5 4.8 4.7
2009 Hawthorn 12 19 4 3 209 281 490 83 124 0.2 0.2 11.0 14.8 25.8 4.4 6.5
2010 Hawthorn 12 19 1 5 174 219 393 64 121 0.1 0.3 9.2 11.5 20.7 3.4 6.4
2011 Hawthorn 12 22 5 3 235 275 510 76 114 0.2 0.1 10.7 12.5 23.2 3.5 5.2
2012 Hawthorn 12 24 4 13 309 300 609 59 127 0.2 0.5 12.9 12.5 25.4 2.5 5.3
2013 Hawthorn 12 21 2 6 215 221 436 51 103 0.1 0.3 10.2 10.5 20.8 2.4 4.9
2014 Hawthorn 12 10 4 0 102 84 186 30 38 0.4 0.0 10.2 8.4 18.6 3 3.8
Career 200 32 43 1928 2290 4218 745 907 0.2 0.1 9.6 11.5 21.1 3.7 4.5

PersonalEdit

Sewell's brother, Myles, won the J. J. Liston Trophy for North Ballarat in 2009.[6] He also has two other siblings: brothers Adam, and sister Mikaela.

In 2011, Sewell completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a Sport Management Degree from Deakin University.[7] In 2017, Sewell graduated from Monash University with a Master's in Business Administration.[8][9]

In March 2016, Sewell, along with ex-teammate Michael Osborne, launched the Australian Rules Football College.[10] Based in North Melbourne, and based on a US college model, the Australian Rules Football College focuses on developing the football skills of their students, whilst also placing an emphasis on education, through offering certificates in health, personal training, massage, leadership, management and diplomas in business.[11]

Sewell is currently a commentator for Network 7, and occasionally plays for Newlyn in the Central Highlands Football League.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Squaring up ... again
  2. ^ Three Bombers to miss season 2010 start
  3. ^ "Bailey's rotten luck continues". Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  4. ^ Matthew Lloyd retires in tears
  5. ^ "Brad Sewell". AFL Tables. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  6. ^ Sewell looks to follow in brother's footsteps
  7. ^ Evans, Heath (8 September 2011). "Education and Training Award nominees". AFL Players Association. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  8. ^ Day, Mikaela. "Hawthorn premiership player Brad Sewell's master in his latest field". Herald Sun. News Corporation. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Kicking goals in the community: Hawks player Brad Sewell receives MBA from Monash University". Monash University. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  10. ^ King, Travis. "Ex-Hawks Sewell, Osborne launch new footy college". Australian Football League. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ Green, Warwick. "FORMER HAWKS ARE ALL ABOUT CLASS". AFL Players Association. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  12. ^ "08: Where are they now?". Hawthorn Football Club. Retrieved 27 July 2018.

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