Jamie Bennell

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Jamie Bennell
Personal information
Full name Jamie Bennell
Nickname(s) JB[1]
Date of birth (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Bunbury, Western Australia
Original team(s) Carey Park (SWFL)
Draft 35th pick, 2008 National Draft (MEL)
26th pick, 2013 Rookie Draft (WCE)
Height / weight 179 cm / 75 kg
Position(s) Small forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2012 Melbourne 57 (23)
2013–2016 West Coast 30 0(3)
Total 87 (26)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jamie Bennell (born 7 June 1990) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club and the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Bunbury, Western Australia, he was recruited by Melbourne in the 2008 National Draft, and played 57 games for the club before being delisted at the end of the 2012 AFL season. He was then redrafted by West Coast in the 2013 Rookie Draft, and played an additional 30 games before again being delisted at the end of the 2016 season.

Career[edit]

Bennell is from Bunbury, Western Australia, where he attended Bunbury Senior High School. Originally playing for the Carey Park Football Club in the South West Football League (SWFL), he played colts for the Swan Districts Football Club before being selected by Melbourne in the third round at pick 35 in the 2008 National Draft.[2] He had previously been playing with Swan Districts in the West Australian Football League. Bennell was named to make his debut for Melbourne in the opening round of the 2009 AFL season together with Neville Jetta, who also played for Swan Districts and played alongside Bennell since primary school in Bunbury, Western Australia[3]

Bennell played predominately across half-back during his debut season for the Demons, usually manning opposition small forwards, and playing a total of 16 games. The following season saw Bennell move into attack as a small crumbing forward, earning both mark and goal of the year nominations against the Western Bulldogs in round 7. The following fortnight Bennell had a career best four-goal game against Port Adelaide Football Club, his form however began to taper off towards the end of the season as he was dropped for round 22. At the end of the 2012 season, Bennell was delisted. He had suffered a serious knee injury towards the end of the season, when playing against the Fremantle Football Club. In the 2013 Rookie Draft, held in December 2012, he was re-drafted by West Coast with the 26th pick overall.[4]

Bennell was delisted by West Coast at the end of the 2016 AFL season, having managed only two games during that season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamie Bennell Q&A via westcoasteagles.com.au
  2. ^ AFL.com Selection 35: Jamie Bennell
  3. ^ Matthews, Bruce (27 March 2009); Kick it to me, Jamie Bennell
  4. ^ Quartermaine, Braden (2012). Fremantle Dockers, West Coast Eagles add depth to ruck stocks – PerthNow. Published 11 December 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Eagles delist six after early finals exit". afl.com.au. Bigpond. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

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