Heath Hocking

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Heath Hocking
Personal information
Full name Heath Hocking
Date of birth (1987-12-27) 27 December 1987 (age 28)
Original team(s) Eastern Ranges, TAC Cup
Draft #20, 2006 rookie draft
Height/Weight 186cm / 88kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 39
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007– Essendon 124 (43)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2015 season.

Heath Hocking is an Australian rules footballer who plays for Essendon in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Originally from Mooroolbark, he was drafted by Essendon with the 20th selection in the 2006 rookie draft from Eastern Ranges in TAC Cup. He was elevated to the main list in 2007, playing one game late in the 2007 season.

Hocking is a solid and hard-at-it midfielder, who primarily plays a defensive tagging role on opposition midfielders.[1] He finished second in the Essendon's best and fairest award, the Crichton Medal, in 2010 and fifth in 2011.[2]

His father, Graham Hocking played one game for South Melbourne in 1971 and his older brother Evan has played in the Victorian Football League for Port Melbourne Football Club.[1]

On 12 January 2016 Hocking was named as one of 34 past and present Essendon players found guilty over their use of illegal supplements during the 2012 AFL season. As a result, Hocking was suspended for twelve months, effective from November 2015, meaning he will miss the entire 2016 AFL season.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gullan, Scott (7 June 2013). "Essendon gun Heath Hocking carves out career the hard way". Herald Sun. 
  2. ^ "Club Best and Fairest Awards". 
  3. ^ Travis King (12 January 2016). "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016". Australian Football League. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 

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