Stephen Schwerdt

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Stephen Schwerdt
Personal information
Full name Stephen Schwerdt
Date of birth (1968-05-28) 28 May 1968 (age 46)
Original team Central District
Draft 78th, 1989 VFL Draft
West Coast Eagles
Height/Weight 183 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–1994 Adelaide 25 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1994 season.

Stephen Schwerdt (born 28 May 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Schwerdt was initially drafted by the West Coast Eagles but didn't make the move to Western Australia and remained at Central District for their 1990 season.

The following year however he joined Adelaide's list but didn't play an AFL game in 1991 after twice breaking his jaw.[1] He finally got his chance in 1992 when he made 13 appearances and averaged 21 disposals a game.[2] A wingman and half back flanker, Schwerdt played just 12 more games over the next two seasons.[2]

He appeared in two SANFL grand finals with Central District, in 1995 and 1996, but finished on the losing team in each. In 1998, despite being near the end of his career, he had a good enough season to win Central District's "Best and Fairest" award. He had accumulated 212 SANFL games by the time he retired, just missing out on the club's drought breaking premiership in 2000.

Since his retirement, Schwerdt has remained involved with Adelaide as a fitness coach and is currently serving as Physical Performance Manager. And is now currently working as a high performance manager at the AFL club the Gold Coast Suns[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Steven Schwerdt
  3. ^ "Stephen Schwerdt". Adelaide Football Club.