Bradley Hill (footballer)
|Full name||Bradley Hill|
|Date of birth||9 July 1993|
|Original team(s)||West Perth (WAFL)|
|Draft||No. 33, 2011 national draft|
|Debut||Round 4, 2012, Hawthorn
vs. West Coast, at Subiaco Oval
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 4, 2017.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Bradley Hill (born 9 July 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for 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.
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, and the second cousin of West Coast forward Josh Hill.
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. 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.
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.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
The Hill brothers became the first siblings to play against each other in a Grand Final since the 1912 VFL Grand Final.
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- "Bradley Hill". AFL Tables. Retrieved 30 August 2014.