Brett Stephens
Personal information
Full name Brett Alexander Stephens[1]
Date of birth (1961-02-20) 20 February 1961 (age 61)
Original team(s) Croydon / East Perth
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1993 Fitzroy 133 (52)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Brett Alexander "Moose" Stephens (born 20 February 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy Football Club in the Victorian and Australian Football Leagues (VFL and AFL) and currently a performance coach for world class athletes, working with pro tennis players, golfers and surfers.

Football career

Stephens was a key position player originally from Croydon, Victoria, and had stints at VFL clubs Essendon and Sydney, Tasmanian Football League (TFL) club North Hobart, and Western Australian Football League's East Perth Football Club before his recruitment by Fitzroy.[2]

Coach David Parkin gave the mature-age recruit Stephens his debut in 1987 at the age of 26, and he rewarded him with consistent performances. In Fitzroy's best and fairest, he finished 2nd on two occasions. He retired in 1993 with 133 games and 54 goals in a solid career. He represented Australia in International rules against Ireland and captained Victoria against Queensland in State of Origin.[2]

Post-football career

After his retirement, Stephens became a sports coach in both the mental and physical training sectors, fitness coaching Pete Sampras, Mark Philippoussis and his eventual wife, Zimbabwean tennis player Cara Black.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Radcliffe – Younger – East Perth FC". East Perth Football Club. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 618. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  3. ^ Black leads family tally after doubles title win
  4. ^ Clarey, Christopher (25 October 2009)African Pair Reigns as Doubles Queens New York Times