Luke Blackwell

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Luke Blackwell
Personal information
Full name Luke Blackwell
Nickname(s) Blackers
Date of birth (1986-11-09) 9 November 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team Mazenod College
Draft 41st overall (F/S), 2004 National Draft
Carlton
Height/Weight 179 cm / 78 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Claremont
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004
2006–08
2009–
Swan Districts (WAFL)
Carlton (AFL)
Claremont (WAFL)
004 0(0)
023 0(4)
107 (29)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2011 WAFL 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 14, 2013 season.
Career highlights

Luke Blackwell (born 9 November 1986 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian rules footballer currently playing for Claremont in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He formerly played for Carlton in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was the winner of the 2011 Sandover Medal.

Early life[edit]

Blackwell was born in Melbourne, and moved to Portland at an early age when his father, Wayne Blackwell, was appointed coach of Portland Football Club in the Western Border Football League (WBFL). His family moved back to Western Australia in 1993, where Blackwell attended Mazenod College, Perth and later coached Perth from 1996 to 1998 and East Fremantle in 2000. His father also played for Claremont and Carlton.[1]

AFL career[edit]

Blackwell was recruited from Swan Districts by Carlton in the 2004 AFL Draft as the number 41 draft pick, under the father-son rule, being the son of former Carlton midfielder Wayne Blackwell. Luke Blackwell made his AFL debut in Round 8, 2006 against St Kilda.

Blackwell spent most of the 2005 season playing for the Northern Bullants, Carlton's VFL-affiliate, playing mainly as a midfielder, before his season was ended by a broken jaw. He began to break his way into the Carlton side in 2006, with his best game being the Round 13 clash against Brisbane, where he gathered 26 possessions and received two votes in the Brownlow Medal. He played ten of the last eleven games of the season.

In his last two seasons with Carlton, Blackwell was in and out of the senior team and was de-listed at the end of the 2008 season.[2]

WAFL career[edit]

Blackwell returned to Western Australia in 2009, joining the Claremont Football Club. He found more consistent form, winning the EB Cook Medal as Claremont's best and fairest in both 2009 and 2010. He was also awarded the Simpson Medal as best on ground for WAFL representative side against the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 2010, gathering 37 disposals.[3]

Blackwell won the 2011 Sandover Medal for the fairest and best player in the WAFL, polling 42 votes; he had been runner-up in for the award in 2010, losing to Swan Districts' Andrew Krakouer.[4] Blackwell was part of Claremont's 2011 premiership team, his first senior premiership.[5] He again won the EB Cook Medal for Claremont's best and fairest, for a third consecutive time.[6]

Blackwell remains at Claremont as of 2014. He was named in Claremont's "Greatest Ever Team", which was announced in late 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luke Blackwell – Blueseum. Last updated 30 May 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ Six and out for Blues – afl.com.au.
  3. ^ Luke Blackwell shines in WA's dull day
  4. ^ Blackwell claims elusive Sandover
  5. ^ "Grand Final 2011 - League". West Australian Football League. Retrieved 25 Sep 2011. 
  6. ^ Claremont's Luke Blackwell adds EB Cook Medal to trophy cabinet – perthnow.com.au. Written by Jordan McArdle. Published 20 October 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Moloney, Captain of the Club's Greatest Team". Claremont Football Club. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Awards
Preceded by
Andrew Krakouer
Sandover Medal
2011
Succeeded by
incumbent