|V/AFL Clubs||St Kilda|
Recruited from Mt Eliza, Stewart Loewe made his VFL debut with St Kilda in 1986, and scored a goal with his first kick. Almost preternaturally strong overhead (it was said his hands were the biggest in football), he topped the league in marks in 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1997. He was also a competent player at ground level, but his kicking sometimes let him down. Nevertheless, he booted 594 goals in 321 games, and topped the Saints' goal kicking list in 1995 and 1996, when he spent a lot of his time at full forward. An AFL All Australian in 1991 and 1992, he won St Kilda's best and fairest award on one occasion and was runner-up four times. Wholeheartedly committed to the Saints' cause, he was co-captain along with Nathan Burke from until 1998. He was still producing highly effective football up until the time that he chose to leave the AFL at the end of the 2002 season. He later played for Old Haileyburians in the VAFA.
Author - John Devaney