Troy Selwood

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Troy Selwood
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Selwood at a training session in 2008
Personal information
Full name Troy Selwood
Nickname(s) Bunnings, Bunno
Date of birth (1984-05-01) 1 May 1984 (age 34)
Original team(s) Sandhurst/Bendigo Pioneers
Draft 19th overall, 2002 AFL Draft
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2010 Brisbane Lions 75 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2010.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Troy Selwood (born 1 May 1984) is a former Australian rules footballer who played 75 games for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was also captain of the Geelong Football Club's team in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 2011-2013.

Overview[edit]

He was recruited as the number 19 draft pick in the 2002 AFL Draft from Sandhurst. He made his debut for the Brisbane Lions wearing the number 28 gernsey in Round 1, 2005 against St Kilda.

Selwood's endurance and accountable style of play saw him mainly utilized in a tagging role on key opposition players.

He is the twin brother of West Coast's Adam Selwood and the older brother of Geelong's Joel Selwood and Scott Selwood.

In June 2007, the entire Selwood family, including parents Maree and Bryce, were named AFL celebrity ambassadors for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia.[1]

In May 2009 Selwood was knocked unconscious in a collision with Richmond's Alex Rance.[2]

After Round 21 of the 2010 season, Selwood was told he would be delisted by the Brisbane Lions at season's end.

VFL career[edit]

On 1 October 2010, Selwood was rumoured to be moving back to his home state of Victoria and to the Geelong Football Club in the hope of resurrecting his AFL career. It is suggested that Selwood will juggle completing his commerce degree, while also working for Geelong and playing for the Cats in the VFL, much as James Podsiadly had previously. He hoped to play AFL in season 2012.[3] He was appointed co-captain of Geelong VFL side at the beginning of the 2011 season.[4]

On 23 September 2012, Selwood led the Geelong Cats VFL side to a premiership defeating Port Melbourne by 33 points at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Selwood retired from VFL football at the end of the 2013 season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Eagle, a Lion, a Cat … and now a dog
  2. ^ Voss pays tribute to Troy Selwood
  3. ^ Sheahan, Mike (1 October 2010). "Another Selwood joins Cats". Herald Sun. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Carty, Daniel (3 April 2011). "VFL: Cats down to Scorpions (report)". Geelong Football Club. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Cats VFL premiership captain Troy Selwood retires with no regrets

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