Darren Robert Bewick
21 August 1967 (age 55)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 225d
Last game: 33y 12d
Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 81 kg
West Perth (1988)
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One of the most exciting prospects in WA football. A dashing utility, he has thrilled football fans with his skills, balance and brilliant speed.¹
After three years with West Perth, during which time he also made his West Australian interstate debut, Darren Bewick ventured to VFL side Essendon at the end of the 1987 season. Between 1988 and 2000 he played 238 V/AFL games and kicked 332 goals for the Bombers, tallies that would have been considerably higher had he not been such a frequent victim of injury, the most serious of which necessitated a full knee reconstruction in 1995.
Boasting explosive pace, smooth ball handling skills, and an eye for goal, he was the sort of footballer who could single-handedly turn the course of a match. An Essendon premiership player in 1993 and 2000, Bewick also played in three pre-season premiership teams for the Bombers. He was runner-up in the club's 1991 best and fairest count. He played four state of origin and two state league matches for Western Australia.
Author - John Devaney
1. “WAFL Football Budget”, 21/9/85, page 35.