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Adam Selwood (born 1 May 1984) is an Australian rules footballer
who plays for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football
Selwood was recruited from Bendigo Pioneers as the West Coast
Eagles' third pick, and number 53 overall in the 2002 AFL Draft.
In 2003, his debut season, Selwood played two games including the
losing elimination final against Adelaide. He played
three games in 2004 before osteitis pubis curtailed his season.
In 2005, Selwood played 21 matches and received a rising star
nomination in round 16. He was knocked unconscious in a collision
with Adelaide captain Mark Ricciuto in round 22 but the forced
layoff helped Selwood to recover from compartment syndrome. He returned
in the preliminary final against Adelaide and played in the grand
final against Sydney, which the Eagles lost by four
2006 saw him cement his place in the Eagles' starting 22, and
build a reputation as a defensive midfielder. Selwood played in all
of the 26 games for West Coast in 2006.
Selwood finished third in West Coast's club champion awards in
both 2007 and 2008. He played all 22 games in 2008 and was a vice
captain of the Australian team that played Ireland in the
International Rules series.
Round 3 controversy
On 14 April 2007, Selwood was involved in an altercation with Fremantle's Des Headland. Both
appeared before the AFL Tribunal on 18 April. Headland was
charged with two counts of striking Selwood, and one count of
wrestling with him, while Selwood was charged with using insulting
language towards Headland. On 18 April, the tribunal found Selwood
not guilty of using insulting language. It
found Headland guilty of two of the three charges but elected not
to impose a penalty.
Selwood has a twin brother, Troy Selwood, who plays for the Brisbane Lions,
and two younger brothers, Joel Selwood, who plays for Geelong and Scott Selwood, who
plays with Adam at the West Coast Eagles. In June 2007, the
Selwood brothers and their parents, Maree and Bryce, were named AFL
celebrity ambassadors for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia.