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- Brisbane Lions
- Australian Rules Football
- Carlton Blues
Brendan Fevola, also known as ‘Fev’, is a former professional Australian football player, who predominantly played for Carlton and had a short stint for the Brisbane Lions. Fevola is recognised as one of the most effective forwards of the 2000’s, with his incredible marking and goal kicking abilities, which eventually won him two Coleman Medals in 2006 and 2009 (Kicking 84 and 86 goals respectively).
Fevola’s impressive football career also resulted in being a 3x All-Time Australian team, and winning the Michael Tuck Award in 2005 (presented to the best preseason player). Throughout his career Fevola kicked an impressive 623 goals, in just 204 games.
Following his departure from the AFL, Fev has participated in multiple guest speaking roles with the Footy Show on nine network, and Fox Footy, often being noted for his boisterous persona. Fevola also starred in the second season of I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, which he won and was crowned king of the jungle, taking out the prize of $100,000, donated to a charity of his choice. Fevola’s kind passionate behaviour resulted in him splitting the winnings evenly between the runner-ups charity also.
Brendan Fevola’s career highlights
Brendan Fevola’s most notable achievements throughout his AFL career
7x Leading Goal Kicker for Carlton 2003-2009
2x Coleman Medal 2006, 2009
3x All Australian Team 2006, 2008, 2009
Michael Tucker Award 2005
Brendan Fevola’s personal interests
Including Brendan Fevola’s passion for AFL, he is currently loving retirement with his wife Alex Cheatham and his 3 kids, which he is very passionate about. Fevola went back to university and studied criminology in the hopes of becoming a police officer.
Brendan Fevola’s passion points
Brendan Fevola currently has 20 years of public speaking experience, and despite all of the incidents that have occurred off the field, Fevola’s resilience and determination to better himself and create a better mental headspace has become a passion point for him, having suffered severe depression during and post his time in the AFL due to the backlash and criticism he received.
Topics that would suit Brendan Fevola Include:
Mental Illness - Fevola’s hardships with mental illness helped transform him into the strong advocate for men's mental health that he is today. He is also very passionate about educating the youth about the serious side effects of depression, and how to handle it.
Self Improvement - Fevola’s determination and passion to better himself also makes him great for motivational and influential speeches. Fevola often presents speeches at Sportsman nights and corporate events, followed by a Q&A where he doesn't shy away from any question.
Fevola’s ability to change his life around and start a family with his wife Alex Cheatham makes him perfect to book for school events. The professional and personal experiences he has endured make him the perfect candidate to book for serious matters.
Learn more about Fev's story by listening to his episode on The Howie Games Podcast:
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