Gerrard Bennett

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Gerrard Bennett
Personal information
Full name Gerrard Bennett
Date of birth (1979-04-09) 9 April 1979 (age 40)
Original team(s) Tassie Mariners
Draft 18th, 1996 National Draft
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–1998 Geelong 0 (0)
1999–2002 Sydney Swans 32 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Gerrard Bennett (born 9 April 1979) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Bennett played for the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup. His TFL Statewide League club was North Hobart.

Geelong secured the services of Bennett in the 1996 National Draft, with pick 18.[1] He suffered a knee injury in 1997 and was delisted by the club without playing a senior AFL game.[2]

A defender, Bennett was given a second chance when Sydney added him to their rookie list and he played 32 games for the Swans over four seasons.[3][4] When not playing at Sydney during that time he made appearances for the Port Melbourne Football Club and won their best and fairest award in 2001.

After being delisted by the Swans, Bennett played in the SANFL with South Adelaide. He made 113 appearances for the club, before retiring in 2008.


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald,"Bennett has the last Luff", 12 April 2002, Richard Hinds
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  4. ^ "AFL Tables: Gerrard Bennett".

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