Shannon Watt

Shannon Watt (born 26 November 1980) is a former Australian rules footballer for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Shannon Watt
Personal information
Full name Shannon Watt
Date of birth (1980-11-26) 26 November 1980
Original team(s) North Ballarat Rebels
Draft 14th overall, 1997 National Draft
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–2009 North Melbourne 155 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
Sources: AFL Tables,

From Cavendish in rural Victoria, Watt, a key defender, was drafted at number 14 in the 1997 National AFL Draft from the North Ballarat Rebels. He played as a fullback until Jonathan Hay came to the club in 2006 who unsuccessfully filled the role of centre half-back.

Despite playing 155 AFL games, Watt never polled a single vote in the Brownlow Medal. Watt was one of the last individuals to have played every minute of every game for an entire season on the ground (no interchange time) in 2003, a feat practically unheard of in the modern era.

He announced his retirement from the game on 20 August 2009.[1]


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