Wayde Twomey

Wayde Twomey (born 21 January 1986)[1] is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Wayde Twomey
Personal information
Full name Wayde Twomey
Date of birth (1986-01-21) 21 January 1986
Original team(s) Swan Districts (WAFL)
Draft No. 51, 2011 Rookie Draft, Carlton
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder / Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011 Carlton 2 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2011.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Background and state career

Twomey was raised in Tarneit, Victoria.[2] He played junior football at the Hoppers Crossing Football Club,[3] and played TAC Cup football for the Western Jets in 2003 and 2004.[2] He nominated for the 2004 AFL National Draft, but was not selected.

Following this, Twomey earned his primary living as an electrician.[2] At the same time, Twomey joined the Werribee Football Club in the Victorian Football League, where he was the reserves best and fairest in 2005.[4] He made his senior debut for the Tigers in 2006,[3] and played there until 2007. When not selected for the Tigers, he played for the Port Melbourne Colts in the Western Region Football League.[5]

In 2008, Twomey moved to Western Australia and signed with the Swan Districts Football Club. In a successful three-year stint at Bassendean, Twomey played 60 senior games,[6] primarily as rebounding defender and occasional midfielder.[7] He finished in the top five of the Swans' best and fairest in each of his three seasons with the club,[8][9][10] and was a member of the Swans' 2010 premiership team, playing a key role in the memorable one-point victory over Claremont in the 2010 WAFL Grand Final.[7]

Professional career

Twomey was recruited as a rookie by the Carlton Football Club with its third round selection in the 2011 AFL rookie draft (#51 overall). He was given guernsey #39.[1] Twomey played the majority of the season for Carlton's VFL-affiliate, the Northern Bullants, but was elevated to the senior list and played two matches for Carlton during the year, including his debut in the round 17 Richard Pratt Cup match against Collingwood.[11] At the conclusion of the 2011 Australian Football League season, Twomey was delisted by the Carlton Football Club.[12]

Return to state football

Twomey returned to Western Australia to play for Swan Districts from 2012,[13] and in 2013, Twomey again finished third in the best and fairest,[14] and won the Simpson Medal as best on ground for the WAFL representative team in its victory against the VFL, kicking five goals in the match.[15] In 2014, he crossed to the Subiaco Football Club,[16] where he was part of the 2014 and 2015 premiership teams and finished third in the 2014 best and fairest.[17] Twomey remains at Subiaco as of 2017.

References

  1. Carlton Football Club, Wayde Twomey Player Profile bio, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  2. de Bolfo, T., Twomey readies for the trek east, 7 December 2010, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  3. Tigers tame the Bombers, 11 April 2006, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  4. Sportingpulse, Werribee Tigers, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  5. Heenan, M., Star Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, 12 July 2006, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  6. Sportingpulse, Player statistics for Wayde Twomey, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  7. Swan Districts Football Club, Swans' pair Stevens and Twomey move into AFL, 7 December 2010, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  8. Swan Districts Football Club, Annual Report and Yearbook 2008, p. 24.
  9. Josh fairest and best, 20 October 2009, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  10. Swan Districts Football Club, Krakouer caps amazing 2010 with Swan Medal, 13 October 2010, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  11. "Twomey to make his debut". Carlton Football Club. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  12. "Twomey returns to Swans". Swan Districts Football Club. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  13. "2013 Swan Medal results". Swan Districts Football Club. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  14. "WAFL defeats Peter Jackson VFL". Victorian Football League. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  15. Brad Elborough (5 December 2013). "Embley retirement blow for WAFL's Swan Districts". WA Today. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  16. Chris Pike (4 October 2014). "Horsley adds Outridge Medal to second premiership". West Australian Football Commission. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
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