Adam Selwood
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DOB
1/5/1984
Height
189 cm
Weight
84 kg
Junior club
Bendigo Pioneers/Kennington-Sandhurst JFC
Arrived
Pick 53 in the 2002 national draft
Number
Debut
Round 19 2002 vs Adelaide
(151st Eagles player)
Games
187
Goals
43
Honours
Premiership medal (2006)
Best Clubman (2013)
B&F Top 10
5 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Best Finish
3rd (2007, 2008)
Last app.
Round 23 2013 vs Adelaide
Departed
Retired at the end of the 2013 season
Other clubs
Bendigo Pioneers (TAC Cup) 2002
East Perth (WAFL) 2003-2013

The older brother of teammate Scott and Geelong captain Joel, and twin brother of former Brisbane player Troy, Adam Selwood was a handy run-with player and defender across 11 seasons.

West Coast career[edit | edit source]

Taken with West Coast's final selection in the 2002 draft, long after twin brother Troy had been picked by Brisbane, Selwood played most of the 2003 season with East Perth. He was called up for a debut late in the year against the Crows, and then again for the elimination final against the Crows several weeks later. After starting the 2004 season with the Royals, Selwood played three games and looked promising before a bout of osteitis pubis curtailed his season.

The tough-as-nails utility became a regular in 2005, playing 18 games in the regular season and earning a rising star nomination against Brisbane for his tagging job on Nigel Lappin (one week after brother Troy had been nominated). Selwood was knocked out in a clash with Mark Ricciuto in the final home-and-away round, missing the qualifying final against Sydney but returning for the prelim against the Crows to blanket prime mover Scott Thompson. He held his spot for the grand final but had little impact in the loss to the Swans.

In 2006 Selwood played every game, generally in defence with occasional stints as a tagging midfielder. His grand final was one of his better games, picking up 26 possessions as West Coast won their third flag. At the end of the season Selwood finished fifth in the best and fairest.

He backed that up in 2007 by playing 23 games, shifting into the midfield stopper role on a more regular basis as Tyson Stenglein slowed, and finishing third in the Club Champion award. In 2008, as he was joined at the club by youngest brother Scott, Selwood again played every game, taking on a more senior role as other premiership players like Judd, Cousins and Jones departed and again finishing top three in the best and fairest.

Selwood continued on as a regular member of the team in 2009, chalking up his 100th game early in the season in a loss to Hawthorn in Launceston. Now a full-time member of the midfield, he averaged more than 24 possessions and finished sixth in the best and fairest.

For the first time in several years, Selwood missed large chunks of the back half of the season due to injury - managing just five of the final 11 games as West Coast plummeted to their first wooden spoon. He bounced back in 2011 to play every game, typically as a defender as Scott took over the tagging duties. He was a solid contributor again in 2012, despite missing a handful of matches due to hand and arm injuries.

Never the quickest player, Selwood's lack of pace became dramatically more noticeable in 2013. No longer an automatic selection, Selwood found himself regularly in the East Perth line-up for the first time since 2004. He played just nine games for the year, and announced his retirement prior to the final round game against Adelaide. Recalled for a farewell appearance in that game, he started as the substitute and had little impact as the Eagles were thrashed, an ignominious farewell for he and fellow retiree Andrew Embley.

Post-AFL career[edit | edit source]

Selwood took on a role as a development coach under new head coach Adam Simpson for 2014. He was appointed coach of the newly-formed multicultural academy in 2017.

Stats[edit | edit source]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2003 2 0 0 9 4 11 20 3 2 EP 19 9
2004 3 2 1 24 11 15 39 7 4 6 1
2005 20 6 5 179 78 109 288 50 34 2 0
2006 26 8 6 267 147 239 506 72 33 0
2007 23 1 2 208 142 259 467 60 18 1 2 0 14 3 15 29
2008 22 7 6 230 110 161 391 47 38 0
2009 21 8 7 231 84 284 515 76 74 0
2010 16 6 5 179 74 200 379 68 59 0
2011 25 3 4 245 102 185 430 57 40 0
2012 20 2 1 155 70 117 272 42 19 1 1 2 18 4 16 34 1
2013 9 0 0 61 21 38 99 13 4 9 8 6 157 43 75 232 19
Tot 187 43 37 1788 843 1618 3406 495 325
Avg 0.2 9.6 4.5 8.7 18.2 2.6 1.7

References[edit | edit source]

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/A/Adam_Selwood.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Selwood

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/939

News: Selwood and Nicoski announce retirements

News: Selwood back as development coach

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