Beau Maister

Beau Maister (born 20 March 1986 as Beau Wilkes) is an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda and the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL) and for the Claremont Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Beau Maister
Personal information
Full name Beau Maister
Date of birth (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986
Place of birth Albany, Western Australia
Original team(s) Railways (GSFL)
Draft 25th overall, 2005 Rookie Draft (West Coast)
64th overall, 2007 Rookie Draft (West Coast)
59th overall, 2008 Rookie Draft (West Coast)
Rookie elevation, 2008 (West Coast)
68th overall, 2011 National Draft (St Kilda)
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2010 West Coast 23 0(1)
2012–2014 St Kilda 21 (26)
Total 44 (27)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2011 Western Australia 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Playing career

2005-10: Career with West Coast

Maister, then known by his previous surname of Wilkes, was drafted from the rookie list by the Eagles in 2004, 2006 and for the third time following the 2007 season[1] and finally made his AFL debut in the Eagles' upset victory over Adelaide at Subiaco Oval in Round 9 of the 2008 AFL season.[2] He was delisted at the end of 2010.[3]

2011: Career with Claremont (WAFL)

In 2011, Maister played in Claremont's WAFL premiership side. He kicked five goals and was awarded the Simpson Medal as the best player on the ground.[4]

2012-14: Career with St Kilda

In Round 5, 2012, he played his first game for St Kilda and impressed, kicking three goals before being subbed off.

On 22 June 2014, Maister announced his immediate retirement after 44 games in six seasons at the top level.[5]

Personal life

Maister's mother is a New Zealander.[6] On 6 February 2013, Maister legally changed his name from Beau Wilkes to Beau Maister to keep his mother's maiden name alive.[7]


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