Brent Prismall

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Brent Prismall
Brent Prismall playing for Geelong.JPG
Brent Prismall in action
Personal information
Full name Brent Prismall
Date of birth (1986-07-14) 14 July 1986 (age 28)
Original team Werribee (VFL)
Western Jets (TAC Cup)
Draft #32, 2004 National Draft, Geelong
Height/Weight 186 cm, 88 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006–2008
2009–2012
Total
Geelong
Essendon
25 (15)
36 (10)
61 (25)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2012 season.
Career highlights

Geelong

  • Geelong NAB Cup 2006
  • Best First-year Player 2006

Representative Honours

  • Victoria Metro U18 2004

TAC Cup

  • Western Jets Runner-up Best & Fairest 2004
  • TAC Cup Team of the Year 2004

Brent Prismall (born 14 July 1986) is a former Australian rules football player who was recently delisted from the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Prismall grew up in Werribee, Victoria. He was drafted from the Western Jets Under 18s. He was Geelong's first pick in the 2004 draft, pick 32 overall, coincidentally this is the number he wore on his guernsey. The number 32 was made famous by Geelong player Garry Hocking. Prismall spent all of the 2005 season playing in the Victorian Football League (VFL) for Geelong's VFL team.

Geelong: 2006–2008[edit]

At the start of 2006, he moved out of his Werribee home and moved to Geelong to live with teammates Corey Enright and Henry Playfair, whom he would later go on to start a personal training organisation with. He then set his sights on playing a senior game for Geelong and, after playing in the team that had earlier won the pre-season cup, he was selected to play in Round 5. Only minutes into his debut, on 29 April against the Sydney Swans, he broke his arm and only played eight games for the year.

After a solid pre-season, he played the first five games of 2007 before being omitted and then broke his wrist while playing for the Geelong VFL side on 8 July 2007. As a result Prismall was unable to play for several weeks but recovered in time to play finals for the VFL side.

In 2008, Prismall played in 11 home and away games and was selected to play in the qualifying final against St Kilda on 7 September 2008, which was to be his 25th game and finals debut. However, midway through the first quarter, he was stretchered off and did not return after landing awkwardly and badly injuring his right knee. It was later confirmed that he would have to undergo a full knee reconstruction after scans revealed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

After the 2008 season, Prismall declined the new two-year contract offered to him by Geelong and asked the club to be traded to get a better chance of playing more regularly in the AFL. On the final day of trade week, he was traded to the Essendon Football Club for national draft pick number 39. Essendon drafted Prismall in order to improve their young, developing list. Prismall was given the Number 9 guernsey which was vacated when Adam Ramanauskus' retired.

Essendon: 2008-2012[edit]

Prismall returned from injury towards the second half of the 2009 season for the Essendon Bombers and had an injury free return. He played 13 games for the club in 2009 and was a regular contributor, kicking five goals.

In the 2010 season, Prismall was in and out of the Essendon team. His performances were not consistent and his ball skills were lacking. Towards the end of the season, however, his form improved considerably, despite the team's poor performances on the field. After a reconstruction on his right knee in 2008, he injured his left knee in the opening minutes of Round 19, 2011 against Collingwood and was out for the rest of the season.

2012[edit]

Prismall was delisted from the Essendon Football club along with Brendan Lee, Anthony Long, Henry Slattery, Sam Lonergan, Kyle Reimers, Michael Ross, Ricky Dyson and Ariel Steinberg.

2013[edit]

Prismall is currently a runner for the Western Bulldogs. He also plays for the Bulldogs' VFL affiliate, the Williamstown Seagulls.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of 2012 season.[3][4]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2006 Geelong 32 8 4 2 72 34 106 30 11 0.5 0.2 9.0 4.2 13.2 3.8 1.4
2007 Geelong 32 5 3 3 48 41 89 23 12 0.6 0.6 9.6 8.2 17.8 4.6 2.4
2008 Geelong 32 12 8 1 110 147 257 55 24 0.7 0.1 9.2 12.2 21.4 4.6 2.0
2009 Essendon 9 13 5 4 161 137 298 74 47 0.4 0.3 12.4 10.5 22.9 5.7 3.6
2010 Essendon 9 15 4 4 197 137 334 84 76 0.3 0.3 13.1 9.1 22.3 5.6 5.1
2011 Essendon 9 8 1 1 66 64 130 26 24 0.1 0.1 8.2 8.0 16.2 3.2 3.0
2012 Essendon 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career 61 25 15 654 560 1214 292 194 0.4 0.2 10.7 9.2 19.9 4.8 3.2
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

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Awards
Preceded by
Matthew Egan
Geelong Best First Year Player Award
2006
Succeeded by
Joel Selwood