Shaun Hampson

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Shaun Hampson
Personal information
Full name Shaun Steve Hampson
Nickname(s) Hammer[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-21) 21 March 1988 (age 26)
Original team Mount Gravatt (AFLQ)
Draft No. 17 (PP), 2006 National Draft, Carlton
Height/Weight 201cm / 106kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club Richmond
Number 16
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2013
2014-
Carlton
Richmond
63 (32)
110 (1)
74 (33)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 21, 2014 season.

Shaun Hampson (born 21 March 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Hampson excelled at sport at school, including athletics, swimming and soccer, but did not begin playing Australian football until 2004. He then joined Queensland's Mt Gravatt Football Club in 2005 and by the end of the year he was the club's number one ruckman.[2] Hampson was drafted in the priority round of the 2006 AFL Draft by the Carlton Football Club (17th pick overall). He made his debut with Carlton in Round 21, 2007 against North Melbourne.

Hampson struggled with short-sightedness early in his career, and had laser eye surgery prior to the 2012 season to correct it.[3]

Hampson played 63 senior games for Carlton from 2007 until the end of the 2013 season. He was traded to Richmond in October 2013, in exchange for pick 28 in the AFL Draft. Hampson made his senior debut for Richmond in round one of the 2014 season, again the Gold Coast Suns.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2011, Hampson began a relationship with Australian supermodel Megan Gale.[5]Together, Gale and Hampson have a son born in May 2014. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "‘Hammer’ nails it for Tigers". RFC. Richmond Football Club. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Sinclair, Bart (22 November 2006) Shaun's adventure; Courier-Mail
  3. ^ Macgugan, Mark (31 Jan 2011). "Eyes open for Hampson". Carlton Football Club. Retrieved 31 Jan 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tigers use Shaun’s Blues’ intelligence". RFC. Richmond Football Club. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Megan Gale has a new bloke, AFL Carlton player - Shaun Hampson
  6. ^ "Megan Gale names newborn". The Age. Fairfax Media. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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