Brett Chalmers

Brett Chalmers (born 23 April 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League.

Brett Chalmers
Personal information
Full name Brett Chalmers
Date of birth (1973-04-23) 23 April 1973
Original team(s) Port Adelaide
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991–1992, 1994–1999 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 120 (47)
1993 Collingwood 00 0(0)
1994–1997 Adelaide 50 0(8)
1998–1999 Port Adelaide 25 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

A highly rated player from Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League, Chalmers was first drafted to the VFL/AFL by the Richmond Football Club with the No. 103 selection in the 1989 VFL draft; however, Chalmers never took up the offer and remained in the SANFL for the next three years. After Richmond's claim to him expired, he nominated for the 1992 AFL National Draft, and was selected by the Collingwood Football Club with the No. 10 selection. However, it soon emerged that Chalmers had engaged in draft tampering: in an attempt to get to Collingwood, he had contacted most other AFL clubs and told them that he would remain in the SANFL if another club drafted him. In response, the AFL issued Chalmers a huge $30,000 fine, and made him ineligible to play for Collingwood for three years.[1]

Consequently, Collingwood traded Chalmers to Adelaide. He played four seasons for the Adelaide Crows, then two seasons for the Port Adelaide Power, playing a total of 75 AFL games in his career.

Personal life

Chalmers is the father of Olympic gold medallist swimmer Kyle Chalmers.[2]


  1. Stephen Linnell (9 June 1993). "Chalmers fined $30,000". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 34.
  2. "Kyle Chalmers ready to make a splash in world swimming championships". The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
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