4 January 1974 (age 49)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 87d
Last game: 28y 190d
Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 101 kg
West Coast (2000)
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 10,675th player to appear, 3,344th most games played, 2,277th most goals kickedWest Coast: 97th player to appear, 135th most games played, 99th most goals kickedFremantle: 78th player to appear, 122nd most games played, 102nd most goals kicked
Brendon Fewster was a powerfully built key position player who arguably did not impose himself on games to the extent that might have been expected, or wished; what you saw, in a sense, was not always what you got. Nevertheless, his career was not without its highlights, including, perhaps most notably, participation in West Perth’s 1995, 1999 and 2003 premiership victories. He commenced with the Falcons in 1994 and by the time he retired in 2005 he had played 106 games for the club and booted 153 goals. His tally of 24 goals in 2001 saw him top West Perth’s list for the year.
Between 1996 and 2002 Fewster’s Falcons career ran in tandem with a double stint in the AFL, initially with West Coast (33 games, 27 goals from 1996 to 1999), and then with Fremantle (37 games, 16 goals, 2000-2). As the statistics make clear he found it hard to cement a place in the senior combinations of both clubs, although to be fair it should be pointed out that he suffered more than his fair share of injuries, particularly during his stint with the Eagles.
Recognition of his impact at WAFL/Westar Rules level was afforded by his selection at full forward in West Perth’s ‘Team of the Decade’. He played interstate football for Western Australia once, in a loss to South Australia at Fremantle Oval in 2003.
Author - John Devaney