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Grant
Birchall

Height
193 cm
DOB
28-01-1988
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2017
5
Career
245
Goals
2017
0
Career
33
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
344
Avg
69
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

Birchall provided excellent ball use, hard running and transition from defence to attack throughout 2016. He played every game, averaging 22.9 disposals and 6.1 marks a game and went past Rodney Eade to become the Tasmanian with the most games for the club. Birchall’s season was also marked by greater leadership in Hawthorn’s back half and, with Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis now gone, his experience will become even more vital in 2017. Is entering the final season of his contract and continued good form should ensure he remains with the Hawks for a few more seasons.

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: 2016 votes 2; career votes 22.

Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Hawthorn) No. 14 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 19.0
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 68.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Handballs 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Disposals 28 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Marks 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Collingwood Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 95 Adelaide Crows Rd 14

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 116 - 91 12 10 22 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 69
2 Adelaide Crows L 89 - 113 15 7 22 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 84
3 Gold Coast Suns L 139 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Geelong Cats L 48 - 134 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 St Kilda L 55 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne W 91 - 94 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 19
8 Brisbane Lions W 113 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood L 90 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans W 75 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Port Adelaide L 98 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns L 79 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows W 82 - 96 18 10 28 7 0 2 2 1 0 0 95
15 Collingwood W 118 - 94 11 9 20 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 77
16 GWS Giants D 97 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats L 88 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 48 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 9 - D: 1 59 36 95 26 0 2 3 6 0 0 344

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 245
    • Kicks 12.7
    • Handballs 9.4
    • Disposals 22.1
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.8

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
2017 Hawthorn 59 36 95 26 0 2 3 6 0 0 344
2016 Hawthorn 318 232 550 147 1 8 12 29 2 2 1962
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