Glynn Hewitt

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Glynn Hewitt
Personal information
Full name Glynn Maxwell Hewitt
Date of birth (1953-01-16) 16 January 1953 (age 61)
Original team West Adelaide
Height/Weight 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) / 82 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973-1974 Richmond 15 (15)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 5 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1974 season.

Glynn Maxwell Hewitt (born 16 January 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1970s. He is the father of Australian professional tennis player Lleyton Hewitt.

Hewitt was a key position forward and kicked 529 goals in the SANFL, from 285 games. He made his league debut in 1970 at the age of 17 for the West Adelaide Football Club. He would top the Bloods goal kicking twice (1972 and 1976) and would go on to play 101 games and kick 248 goals for the club.

In 1973 and 1974 he played in the VFL with Richmond Football Club and although he couldn't bring with him his prolific goal-kicking from South Australia he did once manage five goals in a game against Fitzroy.

Hewitt returned to West Adelaide in 1976 and stayed for two seasons before joining Woodville in 1978. There he would kick 203 goals from 80 games with the club, including 83 in 1979 which saw him finish as the SANFL's leading goal kicker. He finished his career at South Adelaide with whom he played 86 games and kicked 78 goals before retiring in 1986.

Hewitt represented South Australia at the 1972 Perth Carnival and played five interstate football games in all, for 13 goals.

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