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Key Facts

Full name
Gregory Sewell

Known as
Greg Sewell

Born
30 June 1933

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 19d
Last game: 28y 57d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 9

Greg Sewell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1952-1961171340.2058%9.672.5028
KynetonBFL1962-1964
Total1952-1964171340.20

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,262nd player to appear, 966th most games played, 2,721st most goals kickedEssendon: 652nd player to appear, 56th most games played, 235th most goals kicked

After joining Essendon from local league side Monash Rovers, Greg Sewell played thirds and seconds football, including a premiership with the seconds in 1952, before making his senior debut in 1956. Playing mainly as either a wingman or a half forward, he gave the Bombers solid service in 171 VFL games over six seasons. He kicked 34 goals. A VFL interstate representative in 1957, Sewell was a member of two Essendon losing Grand Final teams.

After leaving the VFL, Sewell played with some distinction for Kyneton in the Bendigo League before returning to Windy Hill as coach of the Bombers' seconds side in 1965. Sewell, who was Essendon through and through, went on to serve the club in a variety of capacities, culminating in a seven-year tenure as president between 1981 and 1987.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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