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Stewart Loewe

Stewart Loewe
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-05-23) 23 May 1968
Original team(s) Mount Eliza, Victoria
Height/Weight 194cm / 114kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986–2002 St Kilda 321 (594)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2002 season.
Career highlights
  • All Australian Team 1991, 1992
  • St Kilda Football Club Best & Fairest – Trevor Barker Award 1990
  • E. J. Whitten Medal 1992
  • Pre-season cup winning side 1996
  • Minor premiership side 1997
  • 3rd highest St Kilda goalkicker of all time
  • Leading goalkicker for St Kilda in 1995 1996
  • Named in the St Kilda Team of the Century

Stewart Loewe (born 23 May 1968) is a former Australian rules football player for the St Kilda Football Club.

Nicknamed "Buckets" for his big hands[1] and the way he was able to mark the ball with ease, Loewe debuted in 1986 for the St Kilda Football Club after being recruited from Mount Eliza. He played junior football for P. & C. Junior Football Club based in Delacombe Park, Frankston, where his large size helped him excel in the position of ruckman, though he was also known for his poor kicking that would plague him throughout his AFL career.

At centre-half-forward, Loewe formed a lethal forward-line partnership with full-forward Tony Lockett. He had an awkward kicking style which sometimes resulted in missing easy shots, but his ability to kick long goals and consistent contested marking more than made up for it.

He went on to enjoy a great career, winning All-Australian selection in 1991 and 1992, winning the E. J. Whitten Medal in 1992 and co-captaining the side from 1996 to 1998.

Loewe played in St Kilda’s 1996 AFL Ansett Australia Cup winning side.[2] [3]

Loewe played in 21 of 22 matches in the 1997 AFL premiership season home and away rounds in which St Kilda Football Club qualified in first position for the 1997 AFL Finals Series, winning the club’s 2nd Minor Premiership and 1st McClelland Trophy.[4] He retired in 2002, with 321 games, a record only surpassed at the Saints by Nathan Burke and Robert Harvey.

Loewe later played 68 games for Old Haileybury Amateur Football Club and played in the 2006 A Grade Premiership. He now coaches the senior team at Old Haileybury.

Notes

  1. ^ Jim Main, Aussie Rules: For Dummies (2nd edition, 2008) p. 87.
  2. ^ "AFL 1996 Ansett Cup Grand Final – St Kilda v Carlton". Slattery Media Group. 1996-03-23. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ "AFL 1996 Ansett Cup Grand Final – St Kilda v Carlton – St Kilda holds up the trophy after winning the 1996 Ansett Cup". Slattery Media Group. 1996-03-23. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  4. ^ "1997 Season Scores and Results – Ladder". AFL Tables. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 

External links

  • Stewart Loewe's profile on the official website of the St Kilda Football Club


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