Stephen Newport

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Stephen Newport
Personal information
Full name Stephen Newport
Date of birth (1965-11-05) 5 November 1965 (age 51)
Original team(s) Dingley / Caulfield Grammar
Height / weight 182 cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Tagger
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1990 Melbourne 101 (58)
1991–1993 St Kilda 39 (8)
Total 140 (66)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Stephen Newport (born 5 November 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and St Kilda in the Australian Football League (AFL).

After missing out on a Grand Final appearance in 1987, when Gary Buckenara kicked a goal after the siren to win Hawthorn the Preliminary Final, but he got his chance the following season when he was a half back flanker in the premiership decider. He then had a particularly good year in 1989 when he managed 10 votes in the Brownlow Medal count, joining Jim Stynes as the club's leading vote getter for the season. In the same year he represented the VFL in an interstate match against Tasmania.

In the 1990 AFL Draft, Newport was traded to St Kilda, in a deal which allowed Allen Jakovich to join Melbourne.

References[edit]

  • Stephen Newport's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.