Darren Bewick

Darren Bewick (born 21 August 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who won two premierships with the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Bewick's game breaking pace & goal sense inside the attacking 50 was legendary amongst Bomber fans.

Darren Bewick
Personal information
Nickname(s) Boris[1]
Date of birth (1967-08-21) 21 August 1967
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team(s) West Perth (WAFL)
Debut 1988, Essendon
vs. North Melbourne, at Windy Hill
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–2000 Essendon 238 (332)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1986–1993 Western Australia 6 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

After debuting in 1988, Bewick played in all three of Essendon's finals in 1989. In 1990, Bewick played in Essendon's losing Grand Final team against Collingwood.

In the Preliminary Final of 1993, Bewick was instrumental in Essendon's comeback victory (trailing the Adelaide Crows by 42 points at half-time) to earn a place in the 1993 AFL Grand Final. Bewick kicked a game high 6 goals (equal with that of Adelaide full forward Tony Modra), kicking his 5th & 6th goals in the final term to level the scores, with Gary O'Donnell kicking truly to put Essendon in front. Essendon went on to defeat Adelaide by 11 points, with the sealer kicked by returning Essendon great, Tim Watson. The win secured Essendon a place in the 1993 AFL Grand Final against Carlton. Essendon dominated the premiership decider, winning by 44 points.

In the round 11 match against Geelong in 1995, Bewick ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in an incident during the second quarter, ending his season. He played his comeback match (and 150th AFL game) against Geelong in the centenary re-enactment match at the MCG in round 7, 1996. In a best-on-ground display, Bewick kicked nine goals from 11 kicks - including a spectacular finish from the boundary for his eighth goal.

Bewick retired after the 2000 AFL Grand Final, in which Essendon defeated Melbourne by 60 points, claiming the club's record 16th AFL premiership.

Playing statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1988 Essendon 81819192537432758251.
1989 Essendon 81330141636022343262.
1990 Essendon 825373333811245068301.51.313.54.518.02.71.2
1991 Essendon 81825192791133925971.
1992 Essendon 82032282719436566211.61.413.64.718.33.31.1
1993 Essendon 824523031511943461382.21.313.
1994 Essendon 821203430211041279241.01.614.
1995 Essendon 81021131385319122132.11.313.85.319.12.21.3
1996 Essendon 81828212268931561151.
1997 Essendon 85244822701330.
1998 Essendon 82332162568734364171.40.711.13.814.92.80.7
1999 Essendon 82420173017337454270.80.712.
2000 Essendon 81914121956425948260.70.610.33.413.62.51.4
Career 238 332 260 3085 1070 4155 696 272 1.4 1.1 13.0 4.5 17.5 2.9 1.1


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