Stephen Hill (Australian footballer)

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Stephen Hill
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Hill playing for Fremantle in 2016
Personal information
Full name Stephen Hill
Date of birth (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 26)
Original team(s) West Perth (WAFL)
Draft 3rd overall, 2008
Fremantle
Debut Round 1, 2009, Fremantle
vs. Western Bulldogs, at Subiaco Oval
Height / weight 184cm / 82kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 32
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– Fremantle 172 (104)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Stephen Hill (born 1 May 1990) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Junior career[edit]

Hill played for West Perth in the WAFL and represented Western Australian in the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships and after playing some very impressive games was named in the Under 18 All-Australian Team.[1] He was originally tipped to be drafted later in the draft,[2] but in the week leading up to the draft it was widely predicted that Fremantle would select him before Subiaco's Daniel Rich.[3]

AFL career[edit]

After kicking a goal with his first kick in AFL football against the Western Bulldogs, courtesy of a 50-metre penalty,[4] Hill had some quiet games before playing his best game in the round 6 Western Derby against the Eagles. Hill gathered 21 possessions, 2 goals and a game high 7 inside 50s in Fremantle's come from behind win,[5] which saw him earn the AFL Rising Star nomination for round 6.[6] In the same game he also polled the 3 brownlow votes as best on ground. Hill has improved dramatically over his short career at Fremantle, an example being his ability to think quickly and efficiently during games, attributed by his often surges of fast speed when possessing the ball.

Personal life[edit]

Until he was drafted by Fremantle, Hill supported the West Coast Eagles.[1] Hill is the older brother of teammate Bradley Hill, and second cousin of West Coast forward Josh Hill.[7]

The Hill brothers became the first siblings to play against each other in an AFL Grand Final since the 1912 VFL Grand Final.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[8]
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)
2009 Fremantle 32 22 9 7 155 170 325 69 60 0.6 0.5 7.0 7.7 14.8 3.1 2.7
2010 Fremantle 32 23 19 15 206 193 399 61 61 0.8 0.6 9.0 8.4 17.4 2.6 2.6
2011 Fremantle 32 22 15 13 213 172 385 67 53 0.7 0.6 9.7 7.8 17.5 3.0 2.4
2012 Fremantle 32 22 10 13 230 160 390 53 70 0.4 0.6 10.4 7.3 17.7 2.4 3.2
2013 Fremantle 32 19 12 7 206 158 364 52 49 0.6 0.4 10.8 8.3 19.2 2.7 2.6
2014 Fremantle 32 20 18 11 303 140 443 53 56 0.9 0.6 15.2 7.0 22.2 2.6 2.8
2015 Fremantle 32 23 17 10 362 190 552 88 67 0.7 0.4 15.7 8.3 24.0 3.8 2.9
2016 Fremantle 32 21 4 7 332 190 522 63 81 0.2 0.3 15.8 9.0 24.9 3.0 3.9
Career 172 104 83 2007 1373 3380 506 497 0.6 0.5 11.7 8.0 19.7 2.9 2.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broad, Ben (7 November 2008). "Draft countdown: Stephen Hill". afl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Clark, Jay (8 November 2008). "Essendon set to swoop on West Perth quick Stephen Hill". PerthNow. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  3. ^ O’Donoghue, Craig (27 November 2008). "Dockers settle on Hill with a proviso". The West Australian. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Washbourne, Michael (29 March 2009) Fremantle slump to 63-point loss to Bulldogs in round one; PerthNow
  5. ^ Kim Hagdorn (3 May 2009) Fremantle Dockers offload West Coast Eagles; Herald Sun
  6. ^ Fremantle's Stephen Hill awarded round six Rising Star nomination; Fox Sports; 5 May 2009
  7. ^ https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/14447089/hill-v-hill-as-cousins-clash/
  8. ^ Stephen Hill's player profile at AFL Tables

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