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 30)
Place of birth Katanning, Western Australia
Original team(s) 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 the end of rd4 2013.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ashton Kane Hams[1] (born 6 September 1986) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited from the South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), and played 39 games for West Coast from 2010 to 2013 as a small forward.

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 Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; 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 Archived 2 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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