Intro3:07 AMFor my "talk fest" the subject I have chosen is the GeelongFootball ClubI have been researching a lot but overall I have chosen to talkabout 1 player Joel Selwood. Joel Anthony Selwood was born onthe 26th of May 1988. He made his debut in the first round of thehome and away premiership season. He has come a long way sofar he is in fact he is the current Captain of the Geelong FootballClub (GFC). His Guernsey number is No. 14. He has a total of 48goals, 49 behinds, 1388 kicks, 1516 Handballs and a whopping2994 disposals over only 6 years. He has played in 3 premierships2007, 2009, 2011 Here are just some of his achievements…
Joel’s AchievementsAll–Australian: 2009, 2010Carji Greeves Medal: 2010AFLPA Robert Rose Most Courageous Player Award: 2009Michael Tuck Medal: 2009AFLCA Best Young Player Award: 2008AFL Rising Star Award: 2007AFLPA Best First Year Player Award: 2007Geelong F.C. Tom Harley Award for Best Clubman: 2011Geelong F.C. Community Champion Award: 2011Geelong F.C. Best First Year Player Award: 2007Fox Sports Best First Year AFL Player Award: 2007Bendigo Sports Star of the Year Award: 2009Victorian Team representative honours in AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match: 2008
Joel’s historyAs a two-year-old, Selwood was forced towear splints on his leg to help overcomea walking disability. Before Joel playedfootball for the Geelong Cats he playedfor Bendigo under 18’s. He was the vicecaptain and his position was half forward,he was regarded as the best player on theteam!
ContinuedJoel’s family were also athletes his mum Maree aprofessional runner and tennis player and hisbrother Adam and Troy also great footballplayers, they both currently play for West CoastEagles. Selwood displayed athletic talent from anearly age. He was the state hurdling championfrom under-10s through to the under-15s, and inone year held every running and jumping recordat the Bendigo Sports Centre, except the 100metres sprint.
Video’s of Joel!Maybe hereBut this earned him the most courage award!!click me !!Click here