Ashton Hams

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Ashton Hams
Personal information
Full name Ashton Kane Hams
Date of birth (1986-09-06) 6 September 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Katanning, Western Australia
Original team Busselton Football Club
Draft 40th overall, 2010 Rookie Draft (West Coast)
Height/Weight 174 cm / 77 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010–2013 West Coast 39 (41)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of rd4 2013 season.
Career highlights

Ashton Kane Hams[1] (born 6 September 1986) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Born in Katanning, Western Australia, he grew up in Busselton, where he played for the Busselton Football Club in the South West Football League (SWFL) before being recruited to the South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). After winning the Simpson Medal as the best player on the ground in the 2009 grand final, Hams was recruited by West Coast with the 40th pick overall in the 2010 Rookie Draft. He made his debut for the club in round four of the 2010 season, playing 14 games in his debut season, and was upgraded to the senior list for the 2011 season. Hams plays mainly as a small forward, and has kicked 17 goals in 18 games at AFL level.

Football career[edit]

Born in Katanning, family moved in 2001 to Busselton,[2] Hams made his senior football debut for South Fremantle in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) towards the end of the 2004 season. He has since played in 88 games, including two grand final victories in 2005 and 2009. In 2009 he was awarded the Simpson Medal for being the best player in the Grand Final.[3]

He was drafted by West Coast with the 40th (third round) of the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft,[4] and was elevated from the rookie list to make his debut against Essendon in Round 4, 2010.[5] He was able to be elevated when Tim Houlihan was placed on the long-term injury list due to a foot injury.[6]

He is the twin brother of Kyle Hams, who played alongside Ashton at WAFL club South Fremantle.,[3] although Kyle has since moved to Swan Districts.

In round 17, 2010 he was suspended for four matches for head-high contact to Carlton's Dennis Armfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Every League Premiership Player in Page Finals System Era - 1931 - 2009". West Australian Football League. p. 6. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Dixon, Meredith (14 October 2009) Double act with twins; The Busselton Mail
  3. ^ a b Reid, Russell (21 September 2009) Simpson Medal winner Hams slices up Lions; The West Australian
  4. ^ 2010 Rookie Draft Club by Club
  5. ^ Hams in for Eagles debut
  6. ^ Christmas comes early for Hams

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