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Luke Shuey

Age: 31yr 6mth    Games: 221     Born: June 2, 1990     Origin: Oakleigh Chargers
Height: 183cm     Weight: 90kg     Position: Midfield
Last Drafted: Priority Pick #18 2008 National Draft by West Coast Eagles
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Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2022   AFL Player Contracts
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Luke Shuey Biography

Friday, 9 April 2021
Luke Shuey will miss at least 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his hamstring tendon.
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
West Coast is set to be without captain Luke Shuey until the finals after the star midfielder strained his hamstring in the Eagles' win over Essendon.
Thursday, 5 March 2020
Elliot Yeo and Jack Darling have been elevated into the Eagles' leadership group under new captain Luke Shuey.

"They're both wonderful footballers, but sometimes it takes a little bit more time, we all develop at different rates in terms of leadership," Eagles manager Craig Vozzo said.

"Jack is a quieter, one-on-one type mentor. He has a terrific knowledge of the game and is able to pass that on one-on-one through our forward line.

"Elliot has developed into one of our best players and one of the better players in the game, and is still forming his way of leadership and it's going really well."

The group has expanded from six to seven in 2020, with former captain Shannon Hurn stepping away from an official leadership role.

Shuey will be supported by vice-captains Josh Kennedy and Jeremy McGovern, with ruckman Nic Naitanui and midfielder Andrew Gaff rounding out the group.

Friday, 6 December 2019
Luke Shuey is named captain of West Coast in 2020.

Shuey was a clear choice as skipper after serving as joint vice-captain with star forward Josh Kennedy for the past three years.

"I've always wanted to be the best leader I can be, purely just to help this footy club grow and succeed," Shuey said.

"I said all along if I was to be captain it would have to be the best thing for the footy club. I'm not about being captain just for the title.

"I'm here to help the footy club grow and improve, and hopefully get back to where we were in 2018 after the job 'Bung' (Hurn) did. It's an enormous privilege and one I'm looking forward to."

Saturday, 5 October 2019
Luke Shuey has joined elite West Coast company and denied two-time reigning club champion Elliot Yeo's shot at history after being crowned the John Worsfold medallist for a second time.

A superb finish to the season ensured Shuey (258 votes) took the honours, ahead of midfield counterpart Yeo (239) and backman Brad Sheppard (234).

Shuey told a packed room he has never enjoyed his football and family life away from the game more.

"Obviously having a love outside of football has taken my mind off it during the week and come gameday you realise you haven't thought about footy for a few days and you're completely revved up and ready to go," Shuey said.

"Knowing we're a good football club and we've got some amazing people here, I get to rock up to work with 43 of the most amazing teammates I could ever imagine."

Wednesday, 27 February 2019
West Coast names an unchanged leadership group for 2019, with Shannon Hurn remaining skipper for a fifth season.

Hurn will be supported by joint vice-captains Josh Kennedy and Luke Shuey for a third consecutive year.

Star ruckman Nic Naitanui, who was elevated to the group before last season, retains his position alongside Jeremy McGovern and Andrew Gaff after they turned their backs on free agency and re-signed with the Eagles last year.

Sunday, 30 September 2018
According to the official AFL Player Ratings, Norm Smith medallist Luke Shuey's performance in West Coast's 2018 premiership win was rated the best game by anyone in a final this decade.

Shuey finished with 34 disposals, 19 contested possessions, nine clearances, eight tackles, eight inside-50s, two goal assists and a goal for a score of 35.7.

Saturday, 29 September 2018
Luke Shuey is judged best afield in the 2018 Grand Final, earning himself the Norm Smith Medal.

Shuey led all players with 34 disposals including a game-high 9 clearances and 8 inside-50s, while also laying 8 tackles and kicking a goal in the Eagles' 5-point premiership win over Collingwood.

Saturday, 11 August 2018
Jeremy McGovern kicks a goal after the siren to win a thriller for the Eagles at Adelaide Oval against Port Adelaide.

Luke Shuey, who famously kicked a goal after the siren against Port Adelaide the 2017 elimination final, had a quick word to the Eagles next big hero.

"Shuey put the pressure on me before I even kicked it because he obviously dobbed one last year," McGovern said.

"He told me it was my turn. He had a big smile on his face and he said come on mate, 'It's your turn – put it through' and luckily I did."

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Luke Shuey will be sidelined for two to three weeks due to a hamstring tear.

Shuey went down with a right hamstring strain in the opening minutes of West Coast's 42-point triumph over Port Adelaide.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018
West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey says the club is encouraging young draftee Liam Ryan to keep flying for his marks.

"He sees the ball, he jumps at the ball and when it hits the ground he's as dangerous as he is in the air," Shuey said.

"We keep encouraging him to just play footy and enjoy every minute and I think that's when we're going to see the best results from Liam."

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Nic Naitanui is promoted to the Eagles' leadership group for 2018.

"I think having the past year off has really improved my leadership," Naitanui said.

"Obviously not being able to have an impact on the field, I’ve had to find different avenues.

"Finding some stuff off-field with some of the players has really built my leadership over the past couple of months and year in particular."

Jeremy McGovern and Andrew Gaff have retained their positions supporting skipper Shannon Hurn, plus deputies Luke Shuey and Josh Kennedy.

Thursday, 2 November 2017
Ben Brown, Robbie Tarrant, Jack Gunston, Neville Jetta, Luke Shuey and Kade Simpson are new additions to the squad who will represent Australia in the International Rules Series.
Saturday, 7 October 2017
Elliot Yeo wins the John Worsfold medal as West Coast's best and fairest for the 2017 season.

Yeo polled 197 votes to edge out Jeremy McGovern by six, with Luke Shuey (180) rounding out the top three.

"At the end of 2016 I had a fair few things that I wanted to work on. It was a disappointing year for myself," Yeo said.

"It (form turnaround) definitely came from a lot of hard work, but it also came from having a mentor such as 'Hick' (assistant coach Adrian Hickmott), he's been absolutely phenomenal for myself this year.

"He's one of those coaches who keeps you accountable but also pushes you to the limits he thinks you're capable of."

Monday, 11 September 2017
Eagles forward and joint vice-captain Josh Kennedy says co-vice captain Luke Shuey is next in line to captain the club.

Shuey etched a chapter in finals folkore after snatching a famous two-point elimination final victory over Port Adelaide in extra time.

"It was really great to see him stand up like that. He's been a terrific footballer for this club, he's a terrific vice-captain and I have no doubt he'll come on and captain our footy club for many more years," Kennedy said.

"He's an awesome bloke and to see him come through and win us a game like that and push us through to the next final is just a standout effort."

Sunday, 10 September 2017
Luke Shuey kicks a goal after the siren to give the Eagles a dramatic two-point win against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

The siren sounded after he won a free kick from Power midfielder Jared Polec's high contact.

"I was pretty confident but it's a fair pressure kick, isn't it ... no doubt, the biggest of his career," Eagles' coach Adam Simpson said.

"He's a good kick. He's our vice-captain, he's pretty composed with the ball and he has kicked some clutch goals before in big games before and he has got a perfect routine.

"If you had to give anyone the ball after the siren, it would be him."

Nic Naitanui posts a video on social media of his animated celebrations as the Eagles progressed to a semi-final against Greater Western Sydney following Luke Schuey's dramatic after-the-siren goal against Port Adelaide.

"The dream is still alive," he wrote on Twitter, telling Shuey: "'Bootsy' I will carry your bags all week".

Naitanui has recovered from a knee reconstruction after more than 12 months on the sidelines and will make himself available for selection through the finals.

Luke Shuey says he couldn't help chuckling to himself at the incredible situation as he lined up his after-the-siren shot to snatch an epic elimination final victory over Port Adelaide.

After four gut-busting quarters and two periods of extra time, it all came down to Shuey's boot at Adelaide Oval and the West Coast star split the middle with the biggest kick of his career.

"I had a think about the whole situation to be honest, going to overtime and having to kick after the siren – I couldn't help but laugh and have a little smile about the situation," Shuey said.

"I obviously knew the situation but I've watched on over the last few years and seen guys have shots after the siren and always wondered what it would be like.

"But it's a bit different when you're in the moment, you're actually surprisingly pretty calm."

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Luke Shuey is all but certain to finish his career as a one-club player after inking a four-year contract extension that will keep him at the Eagles until the end of 2022.

"I’m super-pumped to sign-on with the footy club," Shuey said.

"Coming through the ranks as a younger player, you see guys at 26 or 27 sign four or five year-deals and you look on and think 'Geez, they’re old'. That’s me now.

"I'm getting to the back-half of my career, but hopefully we’ve still got plenty of success ahead and some exciting years coming up."

Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Shannon Hurn will captain West Coast for a third straight year in 2017, while former Hawthorn skipper Sam Mitchell will provide support as a member of the leadership group.

Dynamic midfielder Luke Shuey has been elevated to co-vice captain alongside dual Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy.

Star duo Jeremy McGovern and Andrew Gaff have also been added to the leadership group with Eric Mackenzie, who was the club's best and fairest in 2014 before requiring a knee reconstruction early the following year, the only omission from last year's group.

Matt Priddis rounds out the seven-man group, which was decided by a player vote, before being ticked off by the football department and then the board.

"Shannon Hurn has been a terrific leader since his appointment as captain three years ago and he has great respect from his teammates," Eagles coach Adam Simpson said.

"Over the last couple of years Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff and Jeremy McGovern have certainly grown within the group and it has been reflected in the player vote.

"Clearly Josh Kennedy and Matt Priddis have been outstanding leaders for a long time and to have someone of Sam Mitchell's calibre at our disposal will be invaluable."

Friday, 7 October 2016
Luke Shuey caps off his best season at AFL level by claiming his first John Worsfold Medal as West Coast's club champion.

Shuey finished 11 votes clear of Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy and 17 votes clear of last year's winner Andrew Gaff.

"I'm speechless, really. I really don't know what to say," Shuey said.

"I'm so humbled to win this award for a couple of reasons. One, it's named in honour of a club legend who I was privileged enough to play under for five years in Woosha. But two, to win this amongst the calibre of guys I play with, particularly these four, who I look up to and idolise every week."

Monday, 18 January 2016
Luke Shuey is elevated to West Coast's leadership group for 2016.

Coach Adam Simpson said Shuey's elevation was reward for his hard work.

"The elevation of Luke is indicative of his growth in the last couple of years and we are excited by what he brings to the group," Simpson said.

Monday, 25 May 2015
Luke Shuey has copped criticism for his knack of drawing free kicks for high tackles but says the umpires doing a good job protecting players who stay low.

"Ever since I was a kid, I've learnt that when you get the ball, you stay low (because) you're harder to tackle," Shuey said.

"Most midfielders probably get taught that growing up. I think the way the game's played these days, you really have to look after players."

Saturday, 22 November 2014
Luke Shuey extends his contract with the Eagles until the end of 2018.

"I think we've had our opportunities over the last three or four years and we've probably under-delivered, so I think we owe the footy club some success," Shuey said.

"We've got the right squad for it, and as players, I think we all need to go to another level for that to happen."

Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Luke Shuey believes he's copped more attention from taggers in 2014 than in any other in his AFL career.

"I think I have come up against more attention from opposition this year than any other year, but that is just part of football and is part of my development," Shuey said.

"I have faced a lot more challenges this year than any other year, but I would like to think I can finish the last six or seven games off strongly."

Thursday, 17 April 2014
Luke Shuey will return to the West Coast side after serving a one-match suspension for striking St Kilda's Tom Curren in round three.

"I got told it was just a bit selfish," Shuey said.

"I know that, so it's not on and we'll move on as quick as we can."

Monday, 17 December 2012
West Coast adds another year to Luke Shuey's contract, keeping him at the club until the end of 2015.

"There was no temptation to move back to Melbourne at all," Shuey said.

"I've loved it since I've moved over here and I'm happy with the group of guys I'm playing with.

"They're a fantastic group of fellas and we're looking forward to the next three years. It should be really exciting."

Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Eagle Luke Shuey says he didn't sleep well after being 'found out' in last year's finals series, and hopes to make amends this year.

"I certainly got found out a couple of times and I think as a young group we didn't quite stand up as well as we could have," Shuey said.

"I didn't sleep well that night (after the Magpies game). But that was 12 months ago now. I've been able to put it behind me. I think we're certainly better prepared this time."

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
West Coast's Luke Shuey insists he's not an angry player despite two suspensions this year which he says were the results of "brain snaps".

"You do it twice and everyone starts saying it's a pattern of behaviour, but I look at it as two instances that were out of the blue for me," Shuey said.

"You don't want to build a reputation of being a dog player or a sniper. I know I'm not that, so it won't happen again."

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Luke Shuey's controversial tribunal defence where he accused Lindsay Thomas of feigning an injury doesn't worry the North Melbourne forward, according to Kangaroos coach Brad Scott.

"It didn't faze him one bit," Scott said.

"Lindsay's been outstanding this year for us under a variety of pressures. What he's shown through this is he's an extremely resilient person. Lindsay will brush this off and get on with it."

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
John Worsfold expects Luke Shuey to front teammates to explain his suspension for striking Paul Duffield.

"Luke will address it with the team if he feels as though he's let them down or he wants them to learn from what he's done," Worsfold said on Wednesday. "He'll explain why he thinks they can learn from it," Worsfold said.

"It's up to him. But I'm pretty confident he will address it because he's learned from it and he's a bit disappointed."

Sunday, 4 March 2012
John Worsfold says Luke Shuey could still play against St Kilda in the NAB Cup next weekend despite hurting his ankle at training.

"He just tweaked it coming off the training track before training was about to start," Worsfold said.

"He somehow just rolled it in the race, so it's not a bad one in that he rolled it stepping on someone's foot or anything like that. We expect that it's not too bad."

Thursday, 22 September 2011
Luke Shuey says two tough finals have him prepared for the pressure of taking on the Cats in a preliminary final.

"I went into the Collingwood game thinking I was ready and got found out," Shuey said.

"But it's all part of the process of learning. I think I've learnt that you can't hold the ball for too long in finals footy and I obviously improved on that from last week. Hopefully I'll keep on improving."

Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Two years of frustrating injuries are a distant memory for promising Eagle Luke Shuey who is the round two NAB AFL Rising Star.

"I'm glad I'm injury-free at the moment. I'm starting to feel a lot more confident in my body and I owe the club a lot for getting me through the first two years," he said.

"It has been a bit of an up and down ride. The best way to repay them is to pay good footy. Hopefully this is the start of it."

Thursday, 25 March 2010
West Coast coach John Worsfold says Beau Waters is a chance of returning after nearly two years on the sidelines.

"Beau's a good chance to play - it's pretty exciting. When he started playing in the pre-season he was just excited to be pulling on the boots and he was getting nervous again," Eagles coach John Worsfold said.

"It's great to see him back playing footy."

Wednesday, 24 March 2010
West Coast midfielder Adam Selwood expects 2008 draftee Luke Shuey to be given an early opportunity to put last season behind him.

Shuey was plagued with groin, leg and hernia injuries in his first year at the Eagles.

"From the year he had last year, I know all the players are behind him and we hope he gets the game this week," Selwood said.

"He's going to be a quality player for West Coast, but it's just one of those feel-good stories going through what he went through last year. It would be great to see him debut."

Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Luke Shuey will be given a golden opportunity to put his injury woes behind him when pitted against Daniel Kerr in Wednesday night's intra-club match.

"I don't think he'll keep up with Kerry in some aspects of the game, but I think he'll learn a lot," Eagles coach John Worsfold said.

"It's not a tagging role - it's a role where you're matched up on Kerr, so he's got to make some decisions himself. If he thinks he can win it and read the game better he should get after it."

Thursday, 5 November 2009
Young West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey's horror injury run continues with a hernia operation.

"It looks like he might have tried to do a little too much over the break, got a bit excited," Eagles assistant coach Daniel Metropolis said.

"But it's minor surgery and we expect in two or three weeks' time he'll be ready to start and get going again.

"So disappointing for him, but we thought it was important to get it fixed now."

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