Scott Selwood

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Scott Selwood
Personal information
Full name Scott Francis Selwood
Date of birth (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Bendigo, Victoria
Original team Sandhurst
Draft 22nd overall, 2007 National Draft
Height/Weight 185 cm / 80 kg
Club information
Current club West Coast
Number 10
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– West Coast 122 (35)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

Scott Francis Selwood (born 27 March 1990) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Bendigo, Victoria, Selwood is the youngest of four brothers (Adam, Troy, Joel, and himself) that have all played in the AFL. He played under-18 football for the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup before being selected by West Coast with the 22nd pick overall in the 2007 National Draft. Selwood made his debut for West Coast in round three of the 2008 season, and has played a total over 100 games for the club, mainly as a tagger or inside midfielder. He was the winner of West Coast's Club Champion Award in 2012 as the best and fairest at the club. After Darren Glass retired midway through the 2014 season, Selwood was named acting co-captain of the club for the remainder of the season, along with four other players.[1]

Career[edit]

Originally from Bendigo, Victoria, where he attended Catholic College Bendigo, Selwood was recruited from the Bendigo Pioneers with the West Coast Eagles' fourth pick and number 22 overall in the 2007 AFL Draft. He made his debut against Fremantle in the Round 3 Western Derby in 2008. He was retained in the team for the Round 4 match against the Sydney Swans, but was dropped after a poor performance, obtaining only nine possessions. He played several further games later in the season, however.

Selwood became a regular in the Eagles' line-up over the following three seasons, initially as a tagger, and later as an inside midfielder. He continued his outstanding form throughout the 2012 season, playing predominantly as a tagger and midfielder depending on the opposition. He capped off a stellar season by winning the West Coast Eagles club champion award, ahead of team mates Dean Cox and Shannon Hurn.

Selwood along with brother Adam and teammates such as Luke Shuey and Ashton Hams have been criticised by AFL commentators and coaches, and then eventually AFL fans, for supposedly 'ducking' in tackles to get free kicks.[2] Selwood and his teammates have received some support from the AFL community, AFL boss Andrew Demetriou and their coach John Worsfold who all agree that there have not been rule breeches in this area by these players.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Selwood has three elder brothers who are also footballers, the twins Adam (who previously played for West Coast) and Troy (who previously played for Brisbane) and Joel, who is currently the captain of Geelong. In June 2007, the Selwood brothers and their parents, Maree and Bryce, were named AFL celebrity ambassadors for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia.[4] Selwood lived with teammates Luke Shuey and Brad Ebert until late 2011 when Ebert left the West Coast Eagles and moved home to South Australia to play for the Port Adelaide Football Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Malcolm (13 June 2014). Up to five could rotate West Coast captaincy – Australian Football League. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ Chadwick, Justin (23 April 2012). "Hawks blast Eagles for ducking tactics". The Roar. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  3. ^ Smith, Martin (9 May 2012). "West Coast coach John Worsfold denies his players purposely duck to win high tackle free kicks". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  4. ^ McClure, Geoff (15 June 2007). "Paddle Pops out, Jeff goes for the doctor". The Age. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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