Dayne Beams

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Dayne Beams
Personal information
Full name Dayne Beams
Date of birth (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 25)
Original team Southport (QAFL)
Draft #29, 2008 National Draft, Collingwood
Height/Weight 186 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Brisbane Lions
Number 9
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Brisbane Lions
110 (118)
0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

Dayne Beams (born 12 February 1990) is a professional Australian rules football player, currently playing for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Beams was born in Victoria and moved with his family to the Gold Coast at four years of age. Outside of football, Beams was also a very talented cricketer in his younger years. He attended Palm Beach Currumbin State High School in his teenage years.

Beams began playing football for the Mudgeeraba Saints at six years of age. He would later switch to the Southport Australian Football Club and debuted for the senior team in 2007. In 2008 he would solidify his spot in the Southport midfield as well as captaining the Queensland U18 team. Beams would go on to be a part of the QAFL senior premiership winning side later that year for Southport. He would kick an early Grand Final goal for Southport as they claimed an 8-point victory over Morningside at Carrara Stadium. Beams then rejected a guaranteed three-year contract with the GC17 expansion team and instead opted to enter the 2008 AFL Draft.

AFL career[edit]

Collingwood (2008–2014)[edit]

Beams was selected by Collingwood with selection 29 in the 2008 AFL Draft. A versatile midfilelder who can defend and attack, Beams is a high possession winner who is balanced and composed when in close proximity to opponents. A Queensland representative in the 2008 NAB AFL Under-18 championships, Beams knocked back a deal to sign with future Gold Coast Football Club instead deciding to nominate for the 2008 AFL Draft. He was again linked to the new Queensland based club in 2009, but signed an extension to his contract to the end of the 2012 season.[1]

Beams played three games in the NAB Cup kicking a goal in each game, including a super goal against Essendon. He made his AFL debut in round 2, when Dale Thomas was a late withdrawal from the team due to a virus.[2]

Beams finished 4th in the NAB Rising Star 2009 after being nominated in Round 17.[3] He won the Harry Collier Trophy in 2009 as Collingwood's best first year player.[4]

Beams is having a breakout year in 2012. He has been averaging over 31 possessions a game, impressing in best-on-ground performances against Adelaide, West Coast and Sydney. His rise was most notably attributed to the long-term injury of star midfielder Luke Ball in round 3. Beams has led the entire AFL for handball receives, and is third in the competition for disposals. He was also in contention for the 2012 Brownlow Medal along with teammates Scott Pendlebury and Dane Swan. As a result of Beams breakout 2012 season, he was awarded the 2012 3AW Player of the Year award, ahead of Essendon's Jobe Watson, Gold Coast's Gary Ablett, and Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell.[5]

To cap of a brilliant 2012 season which saw Beams become one of the games elite midfielders, he was selected in the 2012 All-Australian Team on a wing.[6] Adding to this recognition, Beams finished the season winning the E.W. Copeland Trophy beating of 2011 winner Scott Pendlebury by 35 votes.[7] Beams had an up and down 2013 season after niggling quad injuries. Beams finally made his AFL return in Round 16, 2013 and averaged over 30 possessions for the remainder of the season.

Brisbane Lions (2014–)[edit]

At the end of the 2014 season Dayne Beams asked to be traded to the Brisbane Lions in order to be closer to his ill father and also to play with his younger brother Claye Beams. On 15 October 2014, Beams was officially traded to the Lions.[8]


Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season[9]
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2009 Collingwood 17 18 14 11 143 175 318 84 42 0.8 0.6 7.9 9.7 17.7 4.7 2.3
2010 Collingwood 17 25 26 32 255 255 510 107 75 1.0 1.3 10.2 10.2 20.4 4.3 3.0
2011 Collingwood 17 16 21 10 188 177 365 82 58 1.3 0.6 11.8 11.1 22.8 5.1 3.6
2012 Collingwood 17 24 28 16 380 361 741 108 101 1.2 0.7 15.8 15.0 30.9 4.5 4.2
2013 Collingwood 17 8 6 3 109 119 228 37 31 0.8 0.4 13.6 14.9 28.5 4.6 3.9
2014 Collingwood 17 19 23 16 278 238 516 68 100 1.2 0.8 14.6 12.5 27.2 3.6 5.3
Career 110 118 88 1353 1325 2678 486 407 1.1 0.8 12.3 12.0 24.3 4.4 3.7


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Nathan Brown
Harry Collier Trophy
Succeeded by
Jarryd Blair
Preceded by
Scott Pendlebury
Copeland Trophy
Succeeded by
Scott Pendlebury