Jim Sewell

James Sewell (born 3 February 1956) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Jim Sewell
Personal information
Full name James Vernon Sewell
Date of birth (1954-02-03) 3 February 1954
Place of birth Geraldton, Western Australia
Original team(s) Geraldton
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Key positions
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1976–82 East Fremantle 141
1983–86 Footscray 76 (62)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1986.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Born in Geraldton, Sewell joined West Australian Football League (WAFL) club East Fremantle and was centre half forward in their 1979 premiership team, with a reputation for high flying marks. When he crossed to Footscray in 1983 he was used initially as a full-back but the following season Sewell played up forward, kicking 28 goals. He was a losing Preliminary Finalist in 1985, kicking two goals in the loss to Hawthorn.

A regular Western Australian representative, Sewell played in the 1979 Perth State of Origin Carnival.

Following his retirement from football, Sewell served as the Football Manager of the Brisbane Bears.


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