Travis Gaspar

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Travis Gaspar
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-03-28) 28 March 1981 (age 33)
Original team South Fremantle (WAFL)
Debut Round 8, 19 May 2001, West Coast
v. Hawthorn, at M.C.G.
Height/Weight 197cm / 91kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001-2005 West Coast Eagles 28 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2005 season.

Travis Gaspar (born 28 March 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

He was recruited as the number 14 draft pick in the 1999 AFL Draft from South Fremantle. Gaspar made his debut for the West Coast Eagles in Round 8, 2001 against Hawthorn. During the 2005 preliminary final against Adelaide, Gaspar elbowed McGregor just before the bounce-down. This resulted in a 50-metre penalty and Adelaide kicking the first goal. He was charged with striking, but found not guilty due to it being deemed an act of self-defence. Gaspar was cleared to play for the Eagles in the 2005 Grand Final against the Swans.[1] After playing in the Grand Final, Gaspar never played AFL again after his contract was not renewed at the end of the 2006 season.[2]

Gaspar is now a director of both Advantage Coaching Academy and Inspired Living. ACA provides Aussie Rules training and leadership workshops for individuals and clubs. Inspired Living provides life skills and wellbeing programs to schools and community groups throughout Western Australia, including Onslow, Mullewa, Yalgoo and Leonora. Through a range of initiatives, the Inspired Living mentors teach participants the skills, and provide them with the knowledge to make smarter choices and build a better, healthier future for themselves and their community.[3]

Gaspar is the youngest brother of Damien and Darren, two players who also reached AFL level.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall, Gaspar cleared for AFL grand final". 20 September 2005. 
  2. ^ "West Coast axes three injury-hit players". 31 October 2006. 
  3. ^ "Inspried Living, The Team". 
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 223. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.

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