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Steven Stretch

Image DOB: 5 January 1964

Debut: Round 1, 1986 against Richmond at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 20, 1993 against Adelaide at Football Park

From: West Torrens

Number: 18 1986-1993

Honours
Best and Fairest - 1987
South Australia state player - 1987, 1988, 1989

Games: 164 (189 total)
Goals: 71 (78 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
9017354.87

Stretch began at West Torrens as an 11-year-old and rose through their junior ranks to play 60 games, including an SANFL premiership. A 1985 state player he initially planned to remain in South Australia the next year before changing his mind and crossing to Victoria where he was an immediate hit with 18 games in his first season.

The next year, with the Demons suddenly a finals contender Stretch won the club's Best and Fairest and played for South Australia again. His 1988 season was equally as good, and though he dropped to fifth in the best and fairest Stretch was one of the big hitters in a Demon side which went all the way to a Grand Final. In 1989 he returned to the "Bluey" podium with a second place finish.

Stretch played finals again in 1990 and 1991 but suffered a knee injury in Round 13, 1992. It was initially thought he would require a reconstruction but he only missed six weeks, despite playing 14 games in 1993 for his best goals return yet he was delisted. He trained with Richmond in the 1994 pre-season but did not join the Tigers, ultimately signing with Fitzroy where he played two seasons.

Stretch now works in real estate in South Australia. His son Billy was recruited by the Demons under the Father/Son rule in October 2014 and made his debut early in 2015.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1986 1840
1987 2493
1988 2655
1989 22115
1990 2382
1991 1930
1992 18140
1993 14170


Lists
Family
Fitzroy
Interstate recruits
Interstate representatives
SANFL

Media
"Who your AFL club delisted" - The Age 19/10/1993
"The players in waiting" - The Age 27/02/1994
"Sydney ready to draft Kickett" The Age 16/03/1994

Links
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 05 November 2015 22:20:27 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 18)

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