Sam Sheldon

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Sam Sheldon
Personal information
Full name Sam Sheldon
Date of birth (1989-03-08) 8 March 1989 (age 28)
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 70, 2006 National Draft, Brisbane Lions
Height / weight 183cm / 79kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2012 Brisbane Lions 43 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2012.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Sam Sheldon (born 8 March 1989) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sheldon is of Indigenous Australian heritage and his tribal ancestry can be traced to the Wemba-Wemba.[2] He also grew up in Echuca, where he attended St Joseph's College from year 7 and 8.

Draft[edit]

Sheldon was drafted to the Brisbane Lions in 2006. Sheldon could have opted to be drafted to Carlton Football Club under the Father-Son Rule.[3] Sam Sheldon's father is Ken Sheldon who played for Carlton (and then for St Kilda) in a career that included 3 premierships for the "Navy Blues" in 1979, 1981, and 1982.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Sheldon's statistics from AFL Tables
  2. ^ AFL Record. Round 9,2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.
  3. ^ "Sheldon given Voss's No.3 Lions jersey". 7 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Brisbane Lions rookie Sam Sheldon to make AFL debut against Essendon at Gabba". The Courier-Mail. 30 April 2009.