Laurence Angwin

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Laurence Angwin
Personal information
Full name Laurence Angwin
Date of birth (1982-10-07) 7 October 1982 (age 31)
Original team Bonbeach/Dandenong Stingrays
Draft 7th overall, 2000 AFL Draft
17th overall, 2003 Rookie Draft
Height/Weight 200 cm / 97 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
0 (0)
4 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2004 season.

Laurence Angwin (born 7 October 1982) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is infamous for being sacked by his team, the Carlton Football Club after turning up to training having used recreational drugs.[1]

The grandson of former Hawthorn Peter Crimmins Medallist Andy Angwin,[2] Angwin was drafted by Adelaide Football Club at pick 7 in the first round of the 2000 AFL Draft. Angwin lasted only season with Adelaide, facing injuries and emotional issues, and returned to Melbourne.[2]

Angwin was drafted by Carlton at pick 17 in the 2003 Rookie draft[3] and he made his AFL debut in Round 14, 2003. By the end of the 2003 AFL season Angwin was considered a future star at Carlton.[4] However, continuing off-field problems, including charges being laid against him from stealing from team mate Karl Norman, meant he remained a controversial player.[1]

In 2004 it was claimed that Angwin and Norman arrived at a Carlton training session under the influence of ecstasy.[1] While Norman admitted to taking the drug, Angwin denied it but a subsequent drug test proved positive and Angwin was sacked by Carlton.[5]

Angwin has now signed with the Wyndhamvale Falcons in the Western Region Football League's division two for the 2009 season.


  1. ^ a b c Carbonell, R. "AFL allegations of recreational drug use", The World Today, 7 April 2004, Accessed 28 January 2010
  2. ^ a b Ahmed, N. "Angwin's dream chance", The Age, 15 December 2002, p. 57
  3. ^ "2002 AFL Rookie Draft". Footywire. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  4. ^ Blueseum, "Laurence Angwin", Accessed 28 January 2010
  5. ^ Wilson, J. "Agony of the ecstacy", Fox Sports, Accessed 29 January 2010