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Stratton's motivation for best mate Suckling

HAWTHORN defender Ben Stratton admits the inclusion of close mate Matthew Suckling has motivated him further this season as he prepares for another Grand Final.

5:35pm  Sep 26, 2014

Stratton won't over-think it

While the Hawthorn defender respects the depth of talent in the Sydney Swans forward line, he says it is pointless over-thinking what has to be done.

10:20am  Sep 25, 2014

Stratton hitting his straps

Ben Stratton believes he’s getting back to his best form after putting a tough start to the season behind him.

10:05am  Aug 27, 2014

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12:00pm  Oct 31, 2014

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10:30am  Sep 11, 2014

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Ben
Stratton

Height
189 cm
DOB
01-03-1989
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
15
Career
92
Goals
2014
0
Career
1
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
813
Avg
54
BenStratton

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs:
Clubs:
Debut: AFL 2010
Recruited from: East Perth (WA)
Brownlow Votes: -

Seldom grabbing headlines but incredibly reliable, Stratton might be the most underrated defender in the AFL. Capable of playing on body shapes big and small, he is ultra-disciplined and courageous in the air – so much so that he was voted by his teammates as Hawthorn’s nominee in the AFL Players’ Association most courageous player award in 2013. The West Australian’s strong season was also recognised at the Hawks’ awards night, where he finished fourth in the best and fairest count and was named the most consistent player.


Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Hawthorn) No. 46 overall.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 13.1
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 54.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Sydney Swans GF
Handballs 11 Geelong Cats Rd 22
Disposals 22 Sydney Swans GF
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats FW1
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 80 Geelong Cats Rd 22

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon W 86 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Fremantle W 137 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Gold Coast Suns W 49 - 148 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Geelong Cats L 106 - 87 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 37
6 Richmond W 52 - 118 7 4 11 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 49
7 St Kilda W 175 - 30 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 107 - 88 3 3 6 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 26
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 86 8 10 18 6 0 1 2 5 0 0 77
11 GWS Giants W 94 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton W 90 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Collingwood W 115 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns W 116 - 63 9 5 14 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 54
16 North Melbourne L 108 - 88 5 4 9 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 43
17 Adelaide Crows W 92 - 104 4 5 9 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 41
18 Sydney Swans W 104 - 94 5 7 12 5 0 0 3 5 0 0 55
19 Western Bulldogs W 107 - 45 10 9 19 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 73
20 Melbourne W 115 - 65 7 11 18 7 0 0 4 2 0 0 60
21 Fremantle L 110 - 91 3 5 8 2 0 1 2 4 0 0 36
22 Geelong Cats W 94 - 71 8 11 19 9 0 2 1 2 0 0 80
23 Collingwood W 56 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 Geelong Cats W 104 - 68 9 6 15 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 75
PF Port Adelaide W 97 - 94 5 5 10 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 29
GF Sydney Swans W 74 - 137 13 9 22 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 78
TOTAL W: 20 - L: 5 98 98 196 59 0 10 16 46 0 0 813

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 92
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 North Melbourne Rd 5, 2010
Handballs 14 Sydney Swans Rd 7, 2013
Disposals 23 Sydney Swans Rd 7, 2013
Marks 14 North Melbourne Rd 5, 2010
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood PF, 2011
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2011
Goals 1 Sydney Swans Rd 19, 2010
AFL Fantasy 103 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Hawthorn 98 98 196 59 0 10 16 46 0 0 813
2013 Hawthorn 192 175 367 123 0 15 20 74 0 1 1547
2012 Hawthorn 175 118 293 97 0 18 16 70 0 0 1302
2011 Hawthorn 39 34 73 24 1 1 6 21 0 0 325
2010 Hawthorn 184 107 291 108 0 11 14 43 1 0 1237

Legend

K
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H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 52 games, 1 goal

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 
2010