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2014 Review: Grant Birchall

Consistently, Grant Birchall produces top-class performances for the Hawks but somehow still manages to slip under the radar of opposition teams and fans.

10:49am  Nov 14, 2014

Gunston, Birchall poll as Cats dominate the votes

Jack Gunston and Grant Birchall were the only Hawks players to poll votes from the coaches in Monday’s 19-point loss to Geelong.

10:52am  Apr 23, 2014

Finals a different ball game: Birchall

DESPITE finishing the season on top the ladder, Hawthorn defender Grant Birchall admits that counts for nothing when the Hawks and Magpies kick-off the 2012...

3:53pm  Sep 3, 2012

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Season Review: Birchall

11:07am  Nov 14, 2014

Birchall happy with great year

12:13am  Oct 5, 2014

GF: Birchall in the rooms

3:11pm  Sep 29, 2014

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Grant
Birchall

Height
193 cm
DOB
28-01-1988
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2014
25
Career
194
Goals
2014
5
Career
27
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2052
Avg
82
GrantBirchall

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs:-
Clubs:-
Debut: AFL 2006
Recruited from: Devonport/Tas U18
Brownlow Votes:-

Birchall has enjoyed a consistent career, but 2012 was his best year yet. The half-back earned his first All-Australian selection and finished third in the best and fairest after averaging 23.1 disposals a match. The Tasmanian is a crucial counter-attacking rebounder for the Hawks, and his hardness and defensive abilities round out his game. Big, strong and agile, he can play tall or small.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 13.8
    • Handballs 9.9
    • Disposals 23.6
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 82.1

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Sydney Swans GF
Handballs 16 St Kilda Rd 7
Disposals 34 St Kilda Rd 7
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 17
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 111 St Kilda Rd 7

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 91 18 13 31 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 103
2 Essendon W 86 - 90 6 10 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
3 Fremantle W 137 - 79 17 12 29 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 103
4 Gold Coast Suns W 49 - 148 11 16 27 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 90
5 Geelong Cats L 106 - 87 16 12 28 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 84
6 Richmond W 52 - 118 13 13 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
7 St Kilda W 175 - 30 18 16 34 7 0 0 2 2 0 2 111
8 Sydney Swans L 107 - 88 13 9 22 3 0 1 2 3 1 0 79
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 86 13 9 22 4 0 3 1 2 1 0 83
11 GWS Giants W 94 - 87 14 10 24 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 87
12 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 13 9 22 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 75
13 Carlton W 90 - 118 12 11 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 77
14 Collingwood W 115 - 86 18 5 23 7 0 2 0 2 0 0 95
15 Gold Coast Suns W 116 - 63 9 5 14 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 50
16 North Melbourne L 108 - 88 4 7 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 30
17 Adelaide Crows W 92 - 104 15 10 25 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 95
18 Sydney Swans W 104 - 94 13 11 24 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 80
19 Western Bulldogs W 107 - 45 12 15 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
20 Melbourne W 115 - 65 18 8 26 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 106
21 Fremantle L 110 - 91 11 8 19 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 59
22 Geelong Cats W 94 - 71 18 4 22 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 91
23 Collingwood W 56 - 121 18 10 28 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 95
FW1 Geelong Cats W 104 - 68 17 10 27 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 99
PF Port Adelaide W 97 - 94 9 7 16 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 63
GF Sydney Swans W 74 - 137 18 7 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
TOTAL W: 20 - L: 5 344 247 591 124 0 16 10 33 5 6 2052

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 194
    • Kicks 12.4
    • Handballs 9.6
    • Disposals 22.0
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.6

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
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

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee
2006

Premiership side
2008

All Australian
2012