Paul Hudson (footballer)

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Paul Hudson
Personal information
Full name Paul Hudson
Date of birth (1970-07-20) 20 July 1970 (age 46)
Original team(s) Hobart
Height/Weight 185 cm / 88 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990–1996
1997–2001
2002
Total
Hawthorn
Western Bulldogs
Richmond
134 (264)
108 (214)
003 00(1)
245 (479)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.

Paul Hudson (born 20 July 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn, the Western Bulldogs and Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL). He currently serves as a development coach with St Kilda and as the senior coach of Victorian Football League club Sandringham.[1]

Playing career[edit]

In 1990, Hudson followed in his father Peter's footsteps and joined Hawthorn, for which he would play until the end of the 1996 season. A half forward, in his seven seasons at the club, he kicked 264 goals, averaging nearly 38 goals a year. In 1991, just his second year of AFL football, he finished fifth in the Brownlow Medal and kicked a couple of goals in their grand final victory. In the 1992 pre-season competition, he won the first ever Michael Tuck Medal for his performance in the grand final. He was traded to the Western Bulldogs for the 1997 season and he earned All-Australian selection in 1998. He was on-traded to Richmond at the end of 2001 and only managed three games before retiring in 2002.

Coaching career[edit]

Hudson worked as an assistant coach with both the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood. He is currently the development manager for the St Kilda Football Club through the Saints' association with Sandringham as its VFL senior coach. His father Peter had been the football manager at St Kilda under the Ken Sheldon coaching reign from 1990 until 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Kilda Football Club Coaching Staff". saints.com.au. St Kilda Football Club. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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