Shannon Grant

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Shannon Grant
Personal information
Full name Shannon Grant
Date of birth (1977-04-19) 19 April 1977 (age 39)
Original team(s) Flemington / Western U18
Height/Weight 178cm / 84kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995 – 1997
1998 – 2008
Totals
Sydney
North Melbourne
058 0(38)
243 (323)
301 (361)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
Career highlights

Shannon Grant (born 19 April 1977) is a retired Australian rules footballer who was known as one of the premier midfielders in the AFL. He began his career at the Sydney Swans in 1995 before moving to the Kangaroos in 1998 and being a part of their 1999 premiership side, in which he also won the Norm Smith Medal for best on ground. In 1996, he actually played against North Melbourne in the Grand Final, playing on the losing side of Sydney.

In the 2005 season, Shannon Grant was involved in numerous comeback victories by the Kangaroos. The first was in Round 2 against his old club the Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval. Trailing by 17 points at 3 quarter time, Grant and his team mates lifted with Grant kicking 3 goals to help the Roos to a convincing win. The following week against St Kilda, the 'Roos again lifted from a 3rd quarter shocker, trailing against the highly fancied St Kilda which had not lost a game at Docklands Stadium since 2003. Grant once again kicked 4 goals in the last quarter to defeat the Saints by 7 points, 100-93. Grant's fourth was a 'ripper' from 5 metres in from the boundary 45 metres out. Then later in Round 19, the Kangaroos trailed by 3 goals with 4 minutes to play against the lowly Collingwood at the Telstra Dome.

Grant announced his retirement on Tuesday 26 August 2008. The following Saturday, Grant played the 300th game of his career.[1] Fittingly, his 301st and last game of AFL football was an elimination final against his old club, the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, which the Kangaroos lost by 35 points. Grant was given a standing ovation by both Sydney and North Melbourne players as he left the ground for the final time, as he was well respected by both clubs.

Grant coached the Frankston Football Club for one season in the Victorian Football League in 2009.

At season end of 2009, he was appointed coach of the struggling Bendigo Bombers for 2010, also in the VFL.

Shannon Grant joined the Western Bulldogs Coaching panel as an Assistant coach for 2012 after two seasons at Essendon.

In 2015, Grant coached the senior team at Greenvale Football Club in the Essendon District Football League. The team played off in the Grand Final, losing to Aberfeldie Football Club. Grant remains as coach for the upcoming Season 2016.

Playing Statistics[edit]

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1995 Sydney 9 10 9 10 80 47 127 38 11 0.9 1.0 8.0 4.7 12.7 3.8 1.1
1996 Sydney 9 25 11 8 276 154 430 104 43 0.4 0.3 11.0 6.2 17.2 4.2 1.7
1997 Sydney 9 23 18 13 233 108 341 64 27 0.8 0.6 10.1 4.7 14.8 2.8 1.2
1998 North Melbourne 6 25 46 16 261 137 398 70 35 1.8 0.6 10.4 5.5 15.9 2.8 1.4
1999 Kangaroos 6 24 37 11 310 181 491 110 27 1.5 0.5 12.9 7.5 20.5 4.6 1.1
2000 Kangaroos 6 25 29 18 304 131 435 127 28 1.2 0.7 12.2 5.2 17.4 5.1 1.1
2001 Kangaroos 6 20 26 21 315 164 479 101 46 1.3 1.1 15.8 8.2 24.0 5.1 2.3
2002 Kangaroos 6 20 12 17 227 125 352 76 33 0.6 0.9 11.4 6.3 17.6 3.8 1.7
2003 Kangaroos 6 20 22 23 287 159 446 108 41 1.1 1.2 14.4 8.0 22.3 5.4 2.1
2004 Kangaroos 6 22 23 18 273 194 467 89 55 1.0 0.8 12.4 8.8 21.2 4.0 2.5
2005 Kangaroos 6 23 39 24 296 135 431 122 29 1.7 1.0 12.9 5.9 18.7 5.3 1.3
2006 Kangaroos 6 18 21 18 247 109 356 127 31 1.2 1.0 13.7 6.1 19.8 7.1 1.7
2007 Kangaroos 6 25 39 21 281 137 418 135 40 1.6 0.8 11.2 5.5 16.7 5.4 1.6
2008 North Melbourne 6 21 29 17 209 129 338 111 41 1.4 0.8 10.0 6.1 16.1 5.3 2.0
Career 301 361 235 3599 1910 5509 1382 487 1.2 0.8 12.0 6.3 18.3 4.6 1.6

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