Shaun Hampson

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Shaun Hampson
Shaun Hampson VFLAug17.jpg
Hampson with Richmond's VFL team in August 2017
Personal information
Nickname(s) Hammer[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-21) 21 March 1988 (age 31)
Original team(s) Mount Gravatt (AFLQ)
Draft No. 17 (PP), 2006 AFL National Draft: Carlton
Debut Round 21, 2007, Carlton
vs. North Melbourne, at Etihad
Height 201 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb)
Position(s) Ruck
Club information
Current club Richmond
Number 16
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2013 Carlton 63 (32)
2014–2018 Richmond 35 0(6)
Total 98 (38)
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Shaun Hampson (born 21 March 1988) is a former Australian rules footballer who played 98 games across a 12-year career with the Carlton and Richmond Football Clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Junior football[edit]

Hampson excelled at sport at school, including athletics, swimming and soccer. He did not begin playing Australian football until 2004. He then joined Mount Gravatt Football Club in 2005, and by the end of the year he was the club's number one ruckman.[2]

AFL career[edit]

Hampson was drafted in the priority round of the 2006 AFL Draft by the Carlton Football Club (17th pick overall). He made his debut with Carlton in Round 21, 2007 against North Melbourne.

Hampson struggled with short-sightedness early in his career, and had laser eye surgery prior to the 2012 season to correct it.[3]

Hampson played 63 senior games for Carlton from 2007 until the end of the 2013 season. He was traded to Richmond in October 2013, in exchange for pick 28 in the AFL Draft. Hampson made his senior debut for Richmond in round one of the 2014 season, against the Gold Coast Suns.[4]

Hampson was affected by a back injury in 2017 and did not manage to play a match at AFL level. He also managed just six appearances with the club's reserves side in the VFL.[5]

He played in round 1 of the VFL season in 2018 but did not play another match after that due to a re-occurrence of the same back issues.[6] Hampson announced his immediate retirement from AFL football on 26 June 2018, citing the ongoing effects of his two-year back troubles.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
2007 Carlton 22 2 1 0 6 5 11 5 0 16 0.5 0.0 3.0 2.5 5.5 2.5 0.0 8.0
2008 Carlton 22 10 1 0 26 34 60 20 6 82 0.1 0.0 2.6 3.4 6.0 2.0 0.6 8.2
2009 Carlton 22 15 3 4 35 89 124 34 31 278 0.2 0.3 2.3 5.9 8.3 2.3 2.1 18.5
2010 Carlton 22 8 6 8 28 29 57 22 19 104 0.8 1.0 3.5 3.6 7.1 2.8 2.4 13.0
2011 Carlton 22 9 3 5 29 45 74 21 17 185 0.3 0.6 3.2 5.0 8.2 2.3 1.9 20.6
2012 Carlton 22 13 15 4 61 59 120 51 24 240 1.2 0.3 4.7 4.5 9.2 3.9 1.8 18.5
2013 Carlton 22 6 3 5 38 25 63 26 12 70 0.5 0.8 6.3 4.2 10.5 4.3 2.0 11.7
2014 Richmond 16 11 1 2 26 66 92 20 11 318 0.1 0.2 2.4 6.0 8.4 1.8 1.0 28.9
2015 Richmond 16 4 0 3 18 10 28 13 3 90 0.0 0.8 4.5 2.5 7.0 3.3 0.8 22.5
2016 Richmond 16 20 5 4 65 93 158 50 36 652 0.3 0.2 3.3 4.7 7.9 2.5 1.8 32.6
2017 Richmond 16 0
2018 Richmond 16 0
Career[8] 98 38 35 332 455 787 262 159 2035 0.4 0.4 3.4 4.6 8.0 2.7 1.6 20.8

Personal life[edit]

In January 2011, Hampson began a relationship with Australian model Megan Gale.[9] The pair's first child was born in May 2014, a son named River. Their daughter Rosie was born in September 2017.[10] Hampson and Gale announced their engagement in July 2017.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Hammer' nails it for Tigers". RFC. Richmond Football Club. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  2. ^ Sinclair, Bart (22 November 2006) "Shaun's adventure"; The Courier-Mail
  3. ^ Macgugan, Mark (31 January 2011). "Eyes open for Hampson". Carlton Football Club. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Tigers use Shaun's Blues' intelligence". RFC. Richmond Football Club. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. ^ Schmook, Nathan (28 January 2018). "Tall's recovery may lead to Tigers tinkering". AFL Media. Telstra Media. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. ^ Phelan, Jennifer (21 May 2018). "Riewoldt expected to play against St Kilda". Richmond FC. Telstra Media. AFL Media. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Hampson calls time on AFL career". Richmond FC. Telstra Media. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Shaun Hampson". AFL Tables. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  9. ^ Megan Gale has a new bloke, AFL Carlton player – Shaun Hampson
  10. ^ Waddell, Lily (3 May 2018). "She's a model mum! Megan Gale gives daughter Rosie her undivided attention on park day with their Collie". Daily Mail. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  11. ^ Ward, Mary (21 July 2017). "Megan Gale engaged to AFL player Shaun Hampson". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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