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Luke Shuey
Shuey
DOB
2/6/1990
Height
183cm
Weight
88 kg
Junior club
Oakleigh Chargers/Bulleen-Templestowe JFC
Arrived
Pick 18 in the 2008 national draft
Number
22 (2009)
13 (2010 - )
Debut
Round 1 2010 vs Brisbane
(189th Eagles player)
Games
177
Goals
128
Honours
Premiership medal (2018)
John Worsfold Medal (2016)
Norm Smith Medal (2018)
Best Clubman (2016)
Rookie of the Year (2011)
B&F Top 10
5 (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Best Finish
1st (2016)
Other clubs
Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup) 2008
East Perth (WAFL) 2009-

Dynamic midfielder Luke Shuey has overcome a horror start to his career to become an important cog in the West Coast engine room.

West Coast careerEdit

Shuey was drafted with a priority pick received in the 2008 national draft, after winning Vic Metro's best and fairest and being selected in the All-Australian under 18 side.

Allocated to East Perth, Shuey's AFL career got off to a terrible start when his sister was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident and he took compassionate leave to return to Victoria to be with his family. After overcoming that as well as a bout of osteitis pubis, Shuey then suffered a broken fibula in his second game with East Perth's reserves, before needing a hernia operation.

The goalkicking midfielder showed plenty of promise in the 2010 NAB Cup and was given a debut in round 1 against the Lions. He immediately impressed, kicking a goal with his first kick and scoring four goals in his first two games, before injuring a knee in the third round. He then suffered a bout of glandular fever, returning late in the season to play the last three games.

Shuey finally overcame his horrible luck in 2011, the explosive midfielder playing every game and averaging 25 possessions and nearly a goal a game, including a 27 possession, 3 goal effort in the second game of the year that gained him a Rising Star nomination, and a five-goal haul against the Bulldogs. Shuey was one of the favourites for the Rising Star, but was pipped by Essendon's Dyson Heppell by just a handful of votes.

He continued to improve in 2012, in particular beating up on competition newcomers GWS (25 possessions, 5 goals) and Gold Coast (32 possessions, 3 goals).

Shuey had an up and down start to 2013, but started to hit form by mid-season. Unfortunately, he suffered a hamstring injury against the Hawks, and played just two more games for the year, both of which ended with Shuey in the red vest with ice on his hammy.

He had a reasonable first half of the 2014 season before coming home with a wet sail in the final seven rounds, playing a big part in the club’s ultimately unsuccessful charge towards a finals berth. Shuey averaged 27 possessions and 7 clearances in those final seven games and carried that form into 2015, averaging over 23 possessions and nearly a goal a game across the season to finish fourth in the Worsfold Medal. Now a senior midfielder, Shuey was one of the Eagles' best in both finals against Hawthorn.

Although the team failed to reach the heights of the previous season in 2016, Shuey took his game to another level, winning his first Club Champion medal and narrowly missing out on a maiden All-Australian selection after being picked in the extended squad. He was instrumental in a number of games, never more so than his 38-possession effort in the narrow win over GWS. 2017 was another strong season, with the newly-appointed vice-captain earning life membership of the club and writing his name into the record books in the thrilling elimination final win with a goal after the siren in extra time to put West Coast into the next round.

Shuey had a relatively quiet 2018, battling regular tags as well as a hamstring injury that ruled him out for a month mid-season, but managed to turn in the occasional vintage performance, none more so than his memorable 34-possession effort in the Grand Final that earned him a Norm Smith Medal to go with his premiership medal.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2009 0 EP 0
2010 6 6 4 59 20 47 106 22 10 2 3 0 21 7 11 32
2011 25 24 22 323 65 179 502 104 114 0
2012 21 19 22 286 82 197 483 89 115 0
2013 14 9 8 178 48 123 301 67 58 0
2014 20 17 14 249 74 235 484 80 109 0
2015 25 24 12 273 82 320 593 123 152 0
2016 23 12 8 272 56 324 596 149 151 0
2017 23 11 7 312 93 293 605 134 132 0
2018 20 6 7 257 63 219 476 97 132 0
Tot 177 128 104 2209 583 1937 4146 865 973
Avg 0.7 12.5 3.3 10.9 23.4 4.9 5.5

Tribunal recordEdit

Year Rd Charge Outcome
2011 NAB SF Rough conduct against T.Hunter (Coll) Accepted reprimand
2012 9 Striking P.Duffield (Fre) Accepted 1-match suspension
2012 15 Striking L.Thomas (NM) Tribunal upheld 2-match suspension
2014 3 Striking T.Curren (StK) Accepted 1-match suspension
2014 18 Misconduct against T.Vickery (Ric) Accepted $900 fine
2014 23 Engaging in melee Accepted $1,200 fine
2016 9 Engaging in melee Accepted $1,500 fine
2017 13 Rough conduct against P.Dangerfield (Gee) Accepted $1,000 fine

ReferencesEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/L/Luke_Shuey.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Shuey

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/2092

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