Darren Bewick (born 21 August 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who won two premierships with the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Bewick's game breaking pace & goal sense inside the attacking 50 was legendary amongst Bomber fans.

Darren Bewick
Personal information
Nickname(s) Boris[1]
Date of birth (1967-08-21) 21 August 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team(s) West Perth (WAFL)
Debut 1988, Essendon
vs. North Melbourne, at Windy Hill
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–2000 Essendon 238 (332)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1986–1993 Western Australia 6 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

After debuting in 1988, Bewick played in all three of Essendon's finals in 1989. In 1990, Bewick played in Essendon's losing Grand Final team against Collingwood.

In the Preliminary Final of 1993, Bewick was instrumental in Essendon's comeback victory (trailing the Adelaide Crows by 42 points at half-time) to earn a place in the 1993 AFL Grand Final. Bewick kicked a game high 6 goals (equal with that of Adelaide full forward Tony Modra), kicking his 5th & 6th goals in the final term to level the scores, with Gary O'Donnell kicking truly to put Essendon in front. Essendon went on to defeat Adelaide by 11 points, with the sealer kicked by returning Essendon great, Tim Watson. The win secured Essendon a place in the 1993 AFL Grand Final against Carlton. Essendon dominated the premiership decider, winning by 44 points.

In the round 11 match against Geelong in 1995, Bewick ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in an incident during the second quarter, ending his season. He played his comeback match (and 150th AFL game) against Geelong in the centenary re-enactment match at the MCG in round 7, 1996. In a best-on-ground display, Bewick kicked nine goals from 11 kicks - including a spectacular finish from the boundary for his eighth goal.

Bewick retired after the 2000 AFL Grand Final, in which Essendon defeated Melbourne by 60 points, claiming the club's record 16th AFL premiership.

Playing statisticsEdit

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1988 Essendon 8 18 19 19 253 74 327 58 25 1.1 1.1 14.1 4.1 18.2 3.2 1.4
1989 Essendon 8 13 30 14 163 60 223 43 26 2.3 1.1 12.5 4.6 17.2 3.3 2.0
1990 Essendon 8 25 37 33 338 112 450 68 30 1.5 1.3 13.5 4.5 18.0 2.7 1.2
1991 Essendon 8 18 25 19 279 113 392 59 7 1.4 1.1 15.5 6.3 21.8 3.3 0.4
1992 Essendon 8 20 32 28 271 94 365 66 21 1.6 1.4 13.6 4.7 18.3 3.3 1.1
1993 Essendon 8 24 52 30 315 119 434 61 38 2.2 1.3 13.1 5.0 18.1 2.5 1.6
1994 Essendon 8 21 20 34 302 110 412 79 24 1.0 1.6 14.4 5.2 19.6 3.8 1.1
1995 Essendon 8 10 21 13 138 53 191 22 13 2.1 1.3 13.8 5.3 19.1 2.2 1.3
1996 Essendon 8 18 28 21 226 89 315 61 15 1.6 1.2 12.6 4.9 17.5 3.4 0.8
1997 Essendon 8 5 2 4 48 22 70 13 3 0.4 0.8 9.6 4.4 14.0 2.6 0.6
1998 Essendon 8 23 32 16 256 87 343 64 17 1.4 0.7 11.1 3.8 14.9 2.8 0.7
1999 Essendon 8 24 20 17 301 73 374 54 27 0.8 0.7 12.5 3.0 15.6 2.3 1.1
2000 Essendon 8 19 14 12 195 64 259 48 26 0.7 0.6 10.3 3.4 13.6 2.5 1.4
Career 238 332 260 3085 1070 4155 696 272 1.4 1.1 13.0 4.5 17.5 2.9 1.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Milne makes his mark living off crumbs". The Australian. News Corp Australia. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ Darren Bewick's player profile at AFL Tables

External linksEdit