Date of Birth: 12/06/1988
Premiership player 2012
Hailing from Scotch College and the Oakleigh Chargers, Smith was selected by the Swans in the 2007 NAB AFL Rookie Draft and debuted against Geelong in Round 5, 2008. Smith’s hard work paid off in the latter part of 2009, where some outstanding matches showed that he has what it takes to be a successful and feared defender. Regarded as one of the AFL’s premier small defenders, Smith’s efforts in the 2012 AFL Finals were crucial to the Swans’ eventual Premiership success. Now a member of the Swans’ leadership group, Smith again finished in the top ten of the club’s Best and Fairest Award.