Brett was selected by Richmond with the first selection in the 2004 National Draft and had an outstanding debut season which culminated in receiving the NAB Rising Star award and being selected to play for Australia in the 2005 International Rules series against Ireland.
After 243 games, two club best and fairests and All Australian jumpers in 2012 and 2015, Brett requested a trade to the GWS Giants at the end of the 2016 season. A deal was done that will see Brett join the Giants, who showed in 2016 that they are serious premiership contenders for years to come.
Quick, experienced and highly skilled, Brett will compliment the young GWS list perfectly.
Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?
A: I played juniors with Kyabram, I played with Jed Adcock and Troy Chaplin. I played for the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup in the Under 16’s and Under 18’s and I also played for Vic Country in the Under 16 and Under 18 National Championships. The highlight for me was winning the premiership in the Under 13’s.
Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?
A: Anthony Koutoufides. He was big and strong, had the ability to play in any position on the field and just seemed to be able to do anything and everything.
Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?
A: I was at the draft with my family and some friends.
Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?
A: Becoming a life member of the Richmond Football Club in 2011.
Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?
A: Getting back to the farm to see friends, hunting and surfing.
I’ve gotten really interested in property investment and I also really enjoy the work that I’m doing with Draft Star.
Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?
A: I played a lot of cricket in my younger days so if I wasn’t playing footy I think I’d be playing cricket professionally.