Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
William Isaac Sewart

Known as
Bill Sewart

12 November 1881

Place of birth
Allendale East, SA (5291)

13 December 1928 (aged 47)

Place of death
Caulfield, VIC (3162)

Draughtsman (Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 182d
Last game: 33y 282d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 15, 17

State of origin

Bill Sewart

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,043rd player to appear, 961st most games played, 5,524th most goals kickedEssendon: 120th player to appear, 55th most games played, 491st most goals kicked

A superbly gifted centreman, Bill Sewart joined Essendon in 1905 from Castlemaine, and went on to play a total of 171 VFL games over the next 11 seasons. He was in the centre when the Same Old won consecutive premierships in 1911 and 1912, and was widely regarded as one of the leading players of his era. A Big V representative in 1906, 1907 and 1912, Sewart joined Footscray as coach in 1919, and promptly steered the club to that year's VFA premiership.

Author - John Devaney


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