|Date of birth||26 April 1981|
|Original team||Bannockburn/Geelong U18|
|Debut||Round 17, 28 July 2001, Kangaroos
v. Brisbane Lions, at Colonial Stadium
|Height/Weight||181cm / 84kg|
|2001–2010||North Melbourne||141 (157)|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2010 season.
A crumbing forward, Harding has the tendency to miss simple shots at goal on the run, although he has a high work rate. He topped the Kangaroos goalkicking in 2003 with just 33 goals, an equal personal best season haul.
In 2005, Harding moved from being a fringe player to more of a regular role. This improved in 2006 when he played 19 games out of 21, up until the final training session before Round 22, the final week of the season as the worst of luck struck as he suffered a knee injury, requiring a knee reconstruction, keeping him out of playing for around 12 months.
- "Leigh Harding Profile - lions.com.au". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
- Leigh Harding's profile on the official website of the North Melbourne Football Club
- Leigh Harding's statistics from AFL Tables