Bradley Hill (footballer)

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Bradley Hill
Personal information
Full name Bradley Hill
Date of birth (1993-07-09) 9 July 1993 (age 23)
Original team(s) West Perth (WAFL)
Draft No. 33, 2011 national draft
Debut Round 4, 2012, Hawthorn
vs. West Coast, at Subiaco Oval
Height / weight 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)/78 kg (172 lb)
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 9
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012–2016
2017–
Total
Hawthorn
Fremantle
95 (58)
00 0(0)
95 (58)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights

Bradley Hill (born 9 July 1993) is an Australian rules footballer with the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Hawthorn Football Club from 2012 to 2016. He is a lively paced player who plays in the midfield.

AFL career[edit]

Hill was drafted to Hawthorn with the 33rd selection in 2011 AFL draft from the West Perth Football Club in the WAFL. He is the younger brother of Fremantle's Stephen Hill,[1][2] and the second cousin of West Coast forward Josh Hill.[3]

He made his debut for Hawthorn against West Coast in round 4 of the 2012 AFL season at Patersons Stadium. He was the substitute player and replaced David Hale in the final quarter.[2] Hill kicked 3 goals in his 5 matches for the year.

In the 2013 AFL season Hill switched to the number 10 guernsey and cemented his spot in the starting line-up, playing 24 out of 25 games and kicking 18 goals. The performance that won him a 2013 AFL Rising Star nomination was his 17 disposal and two goal effort in Hawthorn’s thrilling win against the Crows at AAMI Stadium in round 6.[4]

Hill's good form continued and he was selected for Hawthorn in the 2013 AFL Grand Final at the M.C.G. in front of 100,007 people. In the first quarter Hill passed the ball from the boundary to Jack Gunston in front of goals, which then provided Hawthorn with the first goal of the game. He then repeated the trick in the 3rd quarter when Gunston pounced upon the spilt ball to spin around and kick his 4th goal to re-establish Hawthorn's lead going into the final stanza. Hill also kicked the sealer halfway through the final quarter, running into an open goal to ensure Paul Puopolo's bouncing kick went through, thus giving Hawthorn a 5-goal lead which Fremantle could not overcome.

At the end of the 2016 season, Hill was traded to Fremantle, joining his brother Stephen.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[6]
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)
2012 Hawthorn 32 5 3 4 36 14 50 9 3 0.6 0.8 7.2 2.8 10.0 1.8 0.6
2013 Hawthorn 10 24 18 5 246 141 387 71 50 0.8 0.2 10.3 5.9 16.1 3.0 2.1
2014 Hawthorn 10 22 10 6 256 193 449 88 53 0.5 0.3 11.6 8.8 20.4 4.0 2.4
2015 Hawthorn 10 24 16 9 292 185 477 93 48 0.7 0.4 12.2 7.7 19.9 3.9 2.0
2016 Hawthorn 10 20 11 13 220 128 348 61 57 0.6 0.7 11.0 6.4 17.4 3.1 2.9
Career 95 58 37 1050 661 1711 322 211 0.6 0.4 11.1 7.0 18.0 3.4 2.2

Trivia[edit]

The Hill brothers became the first siblings to play against each other in a Grand Final since the 1912 VFL Grand Final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rynne, Nick; Lewis, Ross (19 April 2012). "Bradley Hill to make Hawks debut". The West Australian. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Reed, Dave (21 April 2012). "Talking points: West Coast v Hawthorn". Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  3. ^ https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/14447089/hill-v-hill-as-cousins-clash/
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  5. ^ Hope, Shayne (13 October 2016). "Brothers reunite as Bradley Hill joins Fremantle". The West Australian. Seven West Media. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bradley Hill". AFL Tables. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 

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