Draft Me: Brett Bewley
Brett Bewley was on high on the recruiters list in 2017 and after his 2018 season his name should be near the top.
The booming left foot kick took his game to another level this season, Bewley kicked 11 goals in his 20 games this season and finished fourth in the league for disposals in a stellar year where he was named in the VFL Team of the Year for a second consecutive year.
Bewley averaged 26 disposals in 2018, however it was his capacity to increase his marking output which saw him take 35 more marks than in 2017 with an increase in both contested and uncontested marks an added element to his game this season.
A best on ground display against North Melbourne in Round 18 showed his gut-running and improved work rate with 29 disposals, 9 marks and a goal. He was equally impressive against the Northern Blues with 39 disposals, 7 marks and 8 tackles in round six and also against Geelong in Round 8 with 36 disposals and 8 inside 50’s and 3 tackles.
Former Carlton Best and Fairest Heath Scotland says Bewley would be a perfect recruit for any AFL club.
“I prided myself on being a hard trainer, but I’ve never seen anyone more dedicated than Brett.”
“It’s what you do when the eyes aren’t on you that shows your true character.”
Bewley improved his tank and his endurance of the season amassing a season high 16.2km in Geelong match and Scotland says the work he does is why we have seen such an improvement.
His endurance was shown again when he equalled the yo-yo test record at the State Combine Test earlier this month.
“I’m at Darley three nights a week taking our Club’s pre-season and, without fail, every night I’m there I’ll see Brett working on his craft: practicing his goal kicking, pulling a sled around, doing sprints, and sometimes asking to join in our running session.”
“His dedication has seen his game progress each year at Williamstown, and I’ve no doubt he’d succeed at the AFL level if given the chance.”