Simon Feast

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Simon Feast
Personal information
Full name Simon Feast
Date of birth (1974-12-01) 1 December 1974 (age 42)
Original team(s) Sturt
Draft 71st, 1998 National Draft
Height / weight 196 cm / 94 kg
Position(s) ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1999–2001 Sydney Swans 14 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Simon Feast (born 1 December 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL) [1] and for much longer with Sturt in the South Australian National Football League. Feast began when the Double Blues were at a low ebb – they had suffered six consecutive wooden spoons,[2] and his debut season of 1995 was an unprecedented horror with Sturt losing all 22 games by no fewer than 24 points. Feast, however, won Sturt’s best and fairest award as a rookie, and continued this form as the Double Blues made a remarkable revival over the following three seasons to win sixteen matches in 1998, winning another best and fairest in 1998.[3]

Sydney drafted Feast, a ruckman, from the Double Blues with pick 71 in the National Draft.[4] He made his league debut in round five of the 1999 AFL season, coming into the side for Greg Stafford. In his time at Sydney he was never able to become a regular fixture in the team, playing five games in 1999, four in 2000 and five in 2001.[5] Feast played VFL football for Port Melbourne and received the second most votes in the 2001 J. J. Liston Trophy.

After being discarded by Sydney for the 2002 season, Feast returned to Sturt and played in the Double Blues’ only premiership since 1976. He continued to play for Sturt until his retirement in 2008,[3] by when he had played 205 games in the double-blue strip.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ Sturt Football Club history
  3. ^ a b "Simon Feast Retires". Sturt Football Club. 
  4. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  5. ^ AFL Tables: Simon Feast