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Birchall: Risks bring rewards for Hawks

Taking some calculated risks paid off for the Hawks in the final term, according to Grant Birchall.

3:00pm  Apr 11, 2016

Post-match interview: Grant Birchall

Skipper Grant Birchall spoke to HawksTV after tonight's win against Carlton at Aurora Stadium.

10:30pm  Feb 18, 2016

Birchall takes the cups to Tassie

Grant Birchall couldn’t have picked a better occasion to return home to Devonport.

4:30pm  Oct 7, 2015

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Grant Birchall on 3AW

9:37pm  Apr 14, 2016

Season Review: Birchall

12:00pm  Nov 13, 2015

Grant Birchall press conference

1:51pm  Oct 7, 2015

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Grant
Birchall

Height
193 cm
DOB
28-01-1988
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2016
10
Career
226
Goals
2016
1
Career
32
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
766
Avg
77
GrantBirchall

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Club: Devonport (TAS)
Clubs: -
Debut: 2006
Recruited from: Tasmania U18
Brownlow votes: 20


Player Sponsorship

Gold
Tassie Hawks Supporters Group

Silver
David Schwarz

One of the more unheralded four-time premiership players in history, but so critical to the way the Hawks like to play. His run off half-back, his switching of the play and his straight and true left-foot kicking remains a key element to Hawthorn’s game-plan. Missed some games mid-season because of an ankle injury, but was an excellent contributor through to the Grand Final where he kicked a key first-quarter goal. Along with Rodney Eade, he is the second greatest Tasmanian to play for the Hawks behind Peter Hudson.


Player honours: 2nd best and fairest 2014; 3rd best and fairest 2011, 2012; All-Australian 2012; All-Australian nominee 2011, 2014; International Rules Series 2014, 2015; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2006; premiership sides 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015. Brownlow Medal: career votes 20.
Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Hawthorn) No. 14 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 11.2
    • Disposals 21.8
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 76.6

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 10
Handballs 16 St Kilda Rd 4
Disposals 26 Brisbane Lions Rd 10
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 4
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 8
Goals 1 Fremantle Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 100 West Coast Eagles Rd 2

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 116 - 86 11 15 26 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 82
2 West Coast Eagles W 99 - 53 11 15 26 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 100
3 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 93 12 11 23 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 77
4 St Kilda W 87 - 84 9 16 25 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 73
5 Adelaide Crows W 112 - 109 9 3 12 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 60
6 GWS Giants L 158 - 83 10 10 20 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 76
7 Richmond W 90 - 136 12 11 23 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 81
8 Fremantle W 116 - 75 9 9 18 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 70
9 Sydney Swans L 55 - 69 10 9 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
10 Brisbane Lions W 87 - 135 13 13 26 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 87
11 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 3 106 112 218 52 1 3 6 19 1 0 766

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 226
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 22.1
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Fremantle Rd 4, 2013
Handballs 20 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13, 2011
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 4, 2013
Marks 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2011
Hit-outs 3 Melbourne Rd 1, 2010
Tackles 7 Sydney Swans Rd 10, 2010
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 151 Fremantle Rd 4, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Hawthorn 106 112 218 52 1 3 6 19 1 0 766
2015 Hawthorn 319 183 502 122 0 9 15 36 4 3 1824
2014 Hawthorn 344 247 591 124 0 16 10 33 5 6 2052
2013 Hawthorn 240 166 406 81 0 9 7 23 6 2 1413
2012 Hawthorn 315 216 531 135 0 18 10 38 1 4 1932
2011 Hawthorn 344 226 570 173 0 12 9 38 3 7 2165
2010 Hawthorn 231 181 412 114 4 6 16 58 5 4 1625
2009 Hawthorn 199 207 406 95 0 7 10 36 0 1 1418
2008 Hawthorn 281 266 547 164 0 16 17 44 2 1 2021
2007 Hawthorn 292 215 507 153 0 12 19 42 2 5 1905
2006 Hawthorn 172 136 308 87 0 4 11 22 3 1 1127

Legend

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

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 152 Games, 16 Goals

Milestones:

50 games – Round 10 vs Western Bulldogs, 31-May-2008

100 games – Round 16 vs Brisbane Lions, 17-Jul-2010

150 games – Qualifying Final vs Collingwood, 7-Sep-2012

200 games – Round 7 vs Melbourne, 16-May-2015

AFL Awards:

Premiership side: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015

All Australian Team: 2012

All Australian nominee: 2011, 2014

International Rules Series: 2014, 2015

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee 2006

Club Awards:

Best First Year – 2006

Peter Crimmins Medal – 3rd Club Champion (2011, 2012)

Peter Crimmins Medal – 2nd Club Champion (2014)

Brownlow Votes: 20