World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Adam Selwood

Article Id: WHEBN0003974727
Reproduction Date:

Title: Adam Selwood  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: West Coast Eagles, 2013 AFL season, Scott Selwood, 2006 International Rules Series, Ryan Crowley
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Adam Selwood

Adam Selwood
Personal information
Full name Adam Murray Selwood[1]
Date of birth (1984-05-01) 1 May 1984
Original team(s) Bendigo Pioneers (TAC Cup)
Draft 53rd overall, 2002 National Draft
Height/Weight 189 cm / 84 kg
Position(s) Tagger, half-back flanker
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003–2013 West Coast 187 (43)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2006–08 Australia 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Career highlights

Adam Murray Selwood (born 1 May 1984) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Bendigo, Victoria, Selwood played under-18 football for the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup before being recruited by West Coast in the third round of the 2002 National Draft. He made his debut for the club in 2003, and received a nomination for the AFL Rising Star two seasons later, in 2005. Alternating between midfield and defensive roles, Selwood played in West Coast's 2006 premiership win over Sydney, and also represented Australia in the 2008 International Rules Series against Ireland. He retired at the end of the 2013 season, having played 187 games for the club.[2]

Contents

  • Career 1
    • Controversy 1.1
  • Statistics 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Selwood was recruited from Bendigo Pioneers as the West Coast Eagles' third pick, and number 53 overall in the 2002 AFL Draft. In 2003, his debut season, Selwood played two games including the losing elimination final against Adelaide. He played three games in 2004 before osteitis pubis curtailed his season.

In 2005, Selwood played 21 matches and received a rising star nomination in round 16. He was knocked unconscious in a collision with Adelaide captain Mark Ricciuto in round 22 but the forced layoff helped Selwood to recover from compartment syndrome. He returned in the preliminary final against Adelaide and played in the grand final against Sydney, which the Eagles lost by four points.

2006 saw him cement his place in the Eagles' starting 22, and build a reputation as a defensive midfielder. Selwood played in all of the 26 games for West Coast in 2006.

Selwood finished third in West Coast's club champion awards in both 2007 and 2008. He played all 22 games in 2008 and was a vice captain of the Australian team that played Ireland in the International Rules series.

Controversy

On 14 April 2007, Selwood was involved in an altercation with Fremantle's Des Headland. Both appeared before the AFL Tribunal on 18 April. Headland was charged with two counts of striking Selwood, and one count of wrestling with him, while Selwood was charged with using insulting language towards Headland. On 18 April, the tribunal found Selwood not guilty of using insulting language.[3] It found Headland guilty of two of the three charges but elected not to impose a penalty.[4]

Statistics

[5]
Denotes seasons in which Selwood won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*
*10 games required to be eligible.
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2003 West Coast 37 2 0 0 9 11 20 4 3 0.0 0.0 4.5 5.5 10.0 2.0 1.5
2004 West Coast 37 3 2 1 24 15 39 11 7 0.7 0.3 8.0 5.0 13.0 3.7 2.3
2005 West Coast 37 20 6 5 179 109 288 78 50 0.3 0.3 9.0 5.5 14.4 3.9 2.5
2006 West Coast 37 26 8 6 267 239 506 147 72 0.3 0.2 10.3 9.2 19.5 5.7 2.8
2007 West Coast 37 23 1 2 208 259 467 142 60 0.0 0.1 9.0 11.3 20.3 6.2 2.6
2008 West Coast 37 22 7 6 230 161 391 110 47 0.3 0.3 10.5 7.3 17.8 5.0 2.1
2009 West Coast 37 21 8 7 231 284 515 84 76 0.4 0.3 11.0 13.5 24.5 4.0 3.6
2010 West Coast 37 16 6 5 179 200 379 74 68 0.4 0.3 11.2 12.5 23.7 4.6 4.3
2011 West Coast 37 25 3 4 245 185 430 102 57 0.1 0.2 9.8 7.4 17.2 4.1 2.3
2012 West Coast 37 20 2 1 155 117 272 70 42 0.1 0.1 7.8 5.9 13.6 3.5 2.1
2013 West Coast 37 9 0 0 61 38 99 21 13 0.0 0.0 6.8 4.2 11.0 2.3 1.4
Career 187 43 37 1788 1618 3406 843 495 0.2 0.2 9.6 8.7 18.2 4.5 2.6

Personal life

Selwood has a twin brother, Troy Selwood, who played for the Brisbane Lions, and two younger brothers, Joel Selwood, who plays for Geelong and Scott Selwood, who played with Adam at the West Coast Eagles. In June 2007, the Selwood brothers and their parents, Maree and Bryce, were named AFL celebrity ambassadors for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia.[6] In January 2010, Selwood became an ambassador for the Meningitis Centre.[7] He had contracted HIB meningitis at the age of two.

Selwood has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University.[8]

References

  1. ^ East Perth players (Radcliffe – Younger) – eastperthfc.com.au. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  2. ^ Ducey, Liam (15 August 2013). "Veteran Eagles Adam Selwood, Mark Nicoski retire". theage.com.au. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  3. ^ Witham, Jennifer (18 April 2007). "Selwood cleared of language charge". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Headland, Selwood free to play". AFL.com.au. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  5. ^ Adam Selwood's player profile at AFL Tables
  6. ^ McClure, Geoff (15 June 2007). "Paddle Pops out, Jeff goes for the doctor". The Age. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  7. ^ http://www.meningitis.com.au/about_us/our_ambassadors.phtml
  8. ^ Evans, Heath. "Education and Training Award nominees".  

External links

  • Adam Selwood's profile on the official website of the West Coast Eagles
  • Adam Selwood's statistics from AFL Tables
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.