Kevin Sheehan

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Kevin Sheehan
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-08-01) 1 August 1953 (age 65)
Original team(s) Sandhurst
Debut Round 4, 1974, Geelong
vs. St Kilda, at Kardinia Park
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1974–1982 Geelong 102 (112)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Kevin Vincent Sheehan OAM (born 1 August 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer for Geelong and the current Australian Football League (AFL) National Talent and International Manager, a member of the AFL football operations sub-committee and a selector for the AFL Rising Star award.[1]

Sheehan played 102 games for Geelong over nine seasons, but only managed 16 senior games in his final three seasons. During this time, however, he won three consecutive reserve grade premierships, captaining the side in 1981.[2]

After retiring as a player, Sheehan remained involved in the game, initially as the Victorian State of Origin team manager and then as the AFL national talent identification manager. He is honoured in this role by having the Kevin Sheehan Medal awarded to the best player in each year's Under 16 National Championships.[3]

From 2010 onwards, Sheehan appeared as a panellist on TAC Cup Future Stars, a Nine Network television program.


  1. ^ "The AFL administration". Australian Football League. 22 November 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  2. ^ "History – Reserves – Geelong". Australian Football League. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Thirty of the best prospects prepare for this Saturday's AFL draft". Fox Sports. 26 November 2008. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2009.

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