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Season Review: #29 George Hewett

Sydney Swans Media  November 13, 2017 1:25 PM

Hewett dribbles one through - Rd 16, 2017 Sydney's George Hewitt dribbles through a goal after a strong Rory Thompson tackle was left unpaid

In summation...

The 21-year-old became one of the most consistent performers in just his fourth year of football during the 2017 season.

Hewett played 24 games this season as he moved up the field to play more time in the midfield in particular tagging some of the best players in the game.

Finished the season with 116 tackles, behind only Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery at the club.

He averaged 19 disposals a game this season and was once again one of the most accurate set shots in front of goal with nine goals from 15 shots for the season.

Becoming renowned for his consistency and hard at it approach the development curve for the midfielder from South Australia continues to head in the right direction.

Was awarded the Most Improved player award at the Club Champion Dinner for his contribution during the season.

What the numbers say...

Games: 24
Goals: 9
Kicks: 199
H’balls: 250
Disposals: 449
Clearances: 78
Marks: 86
Tackles: 116
Inside 50s: 55
AFL Fantasy: 1,674 (76.1 average)
Supercoach: 1,624 (73.8 average)

Best performance...

Round 15 v Melbourne at the MCG
Hewett finished the match with 29 disposals and ten marks against then Demons with his full array of skills on display. It was one of the side’s best wins of the season and Hewett’s role played an important hand in getting his side over the line.

What they said...

"I had to work hard on it the past two years, it's a big area I tried to improve on. I knew if I could crack into the side I'd be forward and kicking goals is one of the most important things."
- George Hewett in the Daily Telegraph on August 17, 2017

In pictures...

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George Hewett breaks away from a Jack Lonie tackle.

AFL 2017 Round 10 - Sydney v Hawthorn
Hewett stands strong as he is tackled to the ground during Marn Grook at the SCG.

AFL 2017 Round 21 - Sydney v Fremantle
Hewett gets the handball away on a Saturday afternoon at the SCG against Fremantle.