Full name Luke Blackwell Born 9 November 1986 (age 31)
Height and Weight Height: 177 cm Weight: 77 kg
Senior clubs Claremont, Swan Districts, Carlton
Recruited from Swan Districts 2006 and Carlton 2009
Family Links. Wayne Blackwell ( Father.)
Swan Districts 2004 – 2006 4 Games 0 goals
Carlton 2006 – 2007 23 Games 4 Goals
Claremont 2009 – 2014 117 games 31 goal
Claremont best and fairest 2009, 2010, 2011
Runner up Sandover Medal 2010,
WAFL Representitive side 2011
Sandover Medal 2011
Claremont Premiership side 2011
Blackwell was born in Melbourne, and moved to Portland at an early age when his father, Wayne Blackwell, was appointed coach of Portland Football Club in the Western Border Football League (WBFL). His family moved back to W.A, in 1993, where Blackwell later coached Perth from 1996 to 1998 and East Fremantle in 2000. His father also played for Claremont and Carlton.
Blackwell was recruited from Swan Districts by Carlton in the 2004 Draft as the number 41 draft pick, under the father-son rule, being the son of former Carlton midfielder Wayne Blackwell. Luke Blackwell made his AFL debut in Round 8, 2006 against St. Kilda.
Blackwell spent most of the 2005 season playing for the Northern Bullants, Carlton’s VFL affiliate, playing mainly as a midfielder, before his season was ended by a broken jaw. He began to break his way into the Carlton side in 2006, with his best game being the Round 13 clash against Brisbane, where he gathered 26 possessions and received two votes in the Brownlow Medal. He played ten of the last eleven games of the season.
In his last two seasons with Carlton, Blackwell was in and out of the senior team and was de-listed at the end of the 2008 season.
Blackwell returned to Western Australia in 2009, joining Claremont football Club. He found more consistent form, winning the EB Cook Medal as Claremont’s best in both 2009 and 2010. He was also awarded the Simpson medal as best on ground for WAFL representative side against the VFL in 2010, gathering 37 disposals.
Blackwell won the 2011 Sandover Medal for the fairest and best player in the WAFL, polling 42 votes; he had been runner-up in for the award in 2010, losing to Swan District’s Andrew Krakouer. Blackwell was part of Claremont’s 2011 Premiership team, his first senior premiership. He again won the EB Cook Medal for Claremont’s best and fairest, for a third consecutive time.
He was named in Claremont’s Greatest Ever team, which was announced in late 2013. He left Claremont at the end of 2014, returning to Victoria and joining the Essendon Districts Football League.