Sam Sheldon

Sam Sheldon (born 8 March 1989) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League.[1]

Early life

Sheldon is of Indigenous Australian heritage and his tribal ancestry can be traced to the Wemba-Wemba.[2] He also grew up in Echuca, where he attended St Joseph’s College from year 7 and 8.


Sheldon was drafted to the Brisbane Lions in 2006. Sheldon could have opted to be drafted to Carlton Football Club under the Father-Son Rule.[3] Sam Sheldon’s father is Ken Sheldon who played for Carlton (and then for St Kilda) in a career that included 3 premierships for the “Navy Blues” in 1979, 1981, and 1982.[4]


  1. ^ Sam Sheldon’s playing statistics from AFL Tables
  2. ^ AFL Record. Round 9,2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.
  3. ^ “Sheldon given Voss’s No.3 Lions jersey”. 7 November 2007.
  4. ^ “Brisbane Lions rookie Sam Sheldon to make AFL debut against Essendon at Gabba”. The Courier-Mail. 30 April 2009.