Caydn Beetham

Caydn Beetham (born 11 March 1982) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Caydn Beetham
Personal information
Full name Caydn Beetham
Date of birth (1982-03-11) 11 March 1982
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers/Xavier College
Draft 9th, 1999 National Draft
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2002 St Kilda 37 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Beetham was a midfielder, taken at pick nine in the 1999 AFL Draft from the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup.

He fell seriously ill in his first year with St Kilda but managed to make nine appearances in the second half of the season.[1]

The following year, in round five, he was nominated for the 2001 AFL Rising Star award after amassing 23 disposals against Carlton, a performance that would also win him two Brownlow Medal votes.[1] Beetham, who had Scheuermann's disease, played a total of 20 games that season and was St Kilda's fourth leading disposal getter.[1][2]

In 2002 he struggled for form and at the end of the year announced a surprise retirement from AFL football.[3]


  1. AFL Tables: Caydn Beetham
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. The Age, "Turning down the big time", 5 March 2003, Tim Watson
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