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 22)
Original team West Perth (WAFL)
Draft 33rd overall, 2011
Hawthorn
Debut Round 4, 2012, Hawthorn
v. West Coast, at Subiaco Oval
Height/Weight 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)/78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012- Hawthorn 63 (41)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 14 2015 season.
Career highlights

Bradley Hill (born 9 July 1993) is an Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). 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] who also wears the number 32 guernsey.[2]

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.[3]

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.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season [4]
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
Career 51 31 15 538 348 886 168 106 0.6 0.3 10.5 6.8 17.4 3.3 2.1

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 and 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. ^ http://www.hawthornfc.com.au/news/2013-05-07/hills-star-rises
  4. ^ Bradley Hill's player profile at AFL Tables


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