DOB: 7 September 1976
From: St. Kevins/Central U18/Western Bulldogs, trade for National Draft Selection #35
Number: 7 (2000-2002)
Games: 44 (142 total)
Goals: 43 (94 total)
After two years on the Western Bulldogs supplementary list, Powell was promoted to their senior side and played 30 games in three years. After 80 games for the Reserves over four years he finally found himself a regular spot in 1999, playing 21 straight games for the top four Dogs.
Given his emergence after years on the list it was a surprise that the Bulldogs then agreed to trade him to Melbourne at the end of the year in exchange for the #35 pick in that year's draft. Seen as a replacement for the retired Todd Viney, Powell continued his good form by finishing fourth in the 2000 Best and Fairest. He was one of the best in Melbourne's disappointing Grand Final loss.
At the end of the 2000 season he underwent an operation for Osteitis Pubis and a slow recovery that was initially supposed to see him out for the first few weeks of the season ended with him missing all of 2001. Powell returned for the 2002 season and was once again one of his side's best.
After a pay-dispute at the end of the season Powell walked out on Melbourne and was picked up for free by the St Kilda with the first selection of the pre-season draft. He remained with the Saints until 2006 when he retired.
|2002 Practice Match vs Sydney||Striking||Not Guilty|
|Round 5, 2002||Striking||2 matches|
|Round 16, 2002||Striking||2 matches|
Herald Sun 30/01/2001
Age - 27/06/2003