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Key Facts

Full name
Darren Robert Bewick

Known as
Darren Bewick

Born
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

Senior clubs
West Perth; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 8

Recruited from
West Perth (1988)

Family links
Ron Bewick (Father)Corry Bewick (Brother)Rohan Bewick (Nephew)

Darren Bewick

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West PerthWAFL1985-198752851.63
EssendonV/AFL1988-20002383321.4064%12.964.502.9255
Total1985-20002904171.44

AFL: 9,900th player to appear, 334th most games played, 151st most goals kickedEssendon: 938th player to appear, 16th most games played, 15th most goals kicked

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

Footnotes

1. “WAFL Football Budget”, 21/9/85, page 35.

Sources

Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.