Ashley Hansen

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Ashley Hansen
Ashley Hansen.jpg
Hansen playing for West Coast in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-03-03) 3 March 1983 (age 34)
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers
Debut 4 June 2004, West Coast Eagles
vs. Collingwood, at Telstra Dome
Height / weight 198 cm / 95 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004–2010 West Coast Eagles 78 (95)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2015– Footscray (VFL) 20 (12–8–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2010.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2015.
Career highlights
  • Premiership player 2006
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ashley Hansen (born 3 March 1983) is a former Australian rules footballer, and the current coach of Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] He formerly played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Hansen was born in Victoria, Australia and was educated at Mazenod College. His father, Clarke Hansen, is a respected AFL commentator.[2]

Recruited from Northvale/Oakleigh Chargers, he made his debut in round 11, 2004, against Collingwood, after being picked with selection 38 in the 2001 AFL Draft.[3] Hansen was named the Eagles' rookie of the year for 2005.[4]

Of the 14 games Hansen played during the 2006 season, the Eagles emerged victorious on every occasion. Hansen kicked two goals in the opening quarter of the 2006 AFL Grand Final, which the West Coast Eagles won by a solitary point.[5]

In round 7, 2007, Hansen appeared in a losing side for the first time since the 2005 AFL Grand Final.

Hansen struggled with injuries during the latter half of his career, playing 14 games or less in each of his final four seasons, with only nine in 2009. His name was often brought up during the trade period, however he remained with the Eagles, concluding his career as a one club player.[6] Hansen was delisted at the end of the 2010 season.[7]

Statistics[edit]

[8]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2004 West Coast 29 6 7 5 38 8 46 18 6 1.2 0.8 6.3 1.3 7.7 3.0 1.0
2005 West Coast 29 20 24 16 163 76 239 114 27 1.2 0.8 8.2 3.8 12.0 5.7 1.4
2006 West Coast 29 14 17 17 124 37 161 101 14 1.2 1.2 8.9 2.6 11.5 7.2 1.0
2007 West Coast 29 14 22 17 107 70 177 97 19 1.6 1.2 7.6 5.0 12.6 6.9 1.4
2008 West Coast 29 13 11 12 109 48 157 82 20 0.8 0.9 8.4 3.7 12.1 6.3 1.5
2009 West Coast 29 9 12 9 71 28 99 43 13 1.3 1.0 7.9 3.1 11.0 4.8 1.4
2010 West Coast 29 2 2 3 22 2 24 13 3 1.0 1.5 11.0 1.0 12.0 6.5 1.5
Career 78 95 79 634 269 903 468 102 1.2 1.0 8.1 3.4 11.6 6.0 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Development Coaches". westernbulldogs.com.au. Western Bulldogs. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 727. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  3. ^ Ashley Hansen may look east if West Coast is toast
  4. ^ WCE Honour Roll
  5. ^ Eagles win thriller by one
  6. ^ Eagle Ashley Hansen returns strongly from injury
  7. ^ http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7155/newsid/105464/default.aspx
  8. ^ Ashley Hansen's player profile at AFL Tables

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