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Port's power a threat, says Birchall

Defender Grant Birchall says the Hawks need to change their ways against the Power.

2:30pm  Jul 4, 2016

Wright, Birchall recognised by Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame

Graham Wright and Grant Birchall have been recognised by the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.

9:00am  Jun 7, 2016

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

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Grant
Birchall

Height
193 cm
DOB
28-01-1988
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2016
22
Career
238
Goals
2016
2
Career
33
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1784
Avg
81
GrantBirchall

Player Bio

AT A Glance

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


Player Sponsorship

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Tassie Hawks Supporters Group

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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 22
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 9.8
    • Disposals 22.9
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 81.1

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Richmond Rd 18
Handballs 16 St Kilda Rd 4
Disposals 30 Essendon Rd 12
Marks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14
Hit-outs 1 St Kilda Rd 4
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 8
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 115 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14

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 W 82 - 64 19 3 22 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 82
12 Essendon W 43 - 151 18 12 30 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 112
13 North Melbourne W 84 - 93 10 10 20 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 62
14 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 60 21 7 28 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 115
16 Port Adelaide W 79 - 101 12 7 19 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 69
17 Sydney Swans W 70 - 75 13 12 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
18 Richmond W 114 - 44 22 5 27 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 111
19 Carlton W 74 - 55 14 11 25 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 84
20 Melbourne L 110 - 81 12 7 19 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 67
21 North Melbourne W 96 - 57 16 8 24 6 0 1 2 0 1 0 83
22 West Coast Eagles L 92 - 67 15 10 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
23 Collingwood W 112 - 111 11 11 22 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 75
FW1 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 5 289 215 504 131 1 8 11 26 2 2 1784

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 238
    • Kicks 12.7
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 22.2
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 80.9

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 289 215 504 131 1 8 11 26 2 2 1784
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