Derick Wanganeen

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Derick Wanganeen
Personal information
Full name Derick Wanganeen
Date of birth (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Port Lincoln, South Australia
Original team(s) Mallee Park, Port Adelaide Magpies
Draft 52nd, 2011 AFL Rookie Draft
33rd, 2014 AFL Rookie Draft
Debut Round 1, 22 March 2014, Hawthorn
vs. Brisbane Lions, at York Park
Height / weight 176cm / 75kg
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2014 Hawthorn 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Derick Wanganeen (born 5 February 1991) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club.

Wanganeen was born in Port Lincoln, South Australia and is the eldest of four children.[1]


Drafted via the 2011 Rookie Draft, he was unable to find consistency as a small forward in his early career but a late switch to the backline he found his niche and showed natural ability to read the play and then set up teammates with his disposal.

Wanganeen spent the maximum three years on Hawthorn’s rookie list, but had to be delisted at the end of last season and then re-selected via the Rookie Draft at number 33.

He spent 2013 developing in the VFL and was rewarded with a Box Hill premiership. His development as a player was noticed by the Hawthorn coaching staff. After an impressive pre-season, he was upgraded onto the primary list in place of the injured Brendan Whitecross.[2] He made his AFL debut in Launceston, Tasmania against Brisbane Lions.

Wanganeen, along with Ben Ross and Jordan Kelly were delisted by Hawthorn on 9 October 2014.[3]


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