Brad Sewell

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Brad Sewell
Brad Sewell.jpg
Sewell training with Hawthorn in 2011
Personal information
Full name Brad Sewell
Date of birth (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 30)
Original team North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft #7, 2003 Rookie Draft, Hawthorn
Height/Weight 181cm / 85kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004–2014 Hawthorn 200 (32)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008 Australia 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

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

Early life[edit]

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.

AFL career[edit]

Sewell was selected by the Hawthorn Football Club with the 6th 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.

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]

On 31 September 2013, Sewell became a dual Premiership player, after 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. He was subbed off at three quarter time.

On 4 October 2014, Sewell was told by Hawthorn that he would not be offered a new contract for the 2015 season and later announced his retirement that night at Hawthorn's best and fairest count.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season[6]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2004 Hawthorn 28 6 27 31 58 13 17 4.5 5.2 9.7 2.2 2.8
2005 Hawthorn 28 12 1 76 81 157 35 15 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 4 102 84 186 30 38 0.4 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

Personal[edit]

Sewell's brother, Myles, won the J. J. Liston Trophy for North Ballarat in 2009.[7] He also has three other siblings: brothers Dave and Tim, and sister Ella.

In 2011, Sewell completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a Sport Management Degree from Deakin University.[8]

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