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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

Play Your Role: Birchall

Grant Birchall's teammates talk about the role he plays for the team.

6:30pm  Sep 20, 2015

Good habits the focus, says Birchall

Hawthorn's focus will be on getting into "good habits" against Carlton on Saturday, defender Grant Birchall says.

2:15pm  Sep 1, 2015

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Grant
Birchall

Height
193 cm
DOB
28-01-1988
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2015
22
Career
216
Goals
2015
4
Career
31
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1824
Avg
83
GrantBirchall

Player Bio

AT A Glance

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

Another slashing season from the rebounding half-back. After missing seven games in 2013, he played all 25 in 2014 and was second at the Hawks for disposals and led the club in handball receives and rebound 50s. Birchall remains a key weapon because he creates so many attacking moves with his hard running and sublime kicking out of defence. Approaching Rodney Eade as the second-best Tasmanian to play for the Hawks behind Peter Hudson.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 14.5
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 22.8
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 82.9

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Handballs 13 Adelaide Crows SF
Disposals 31 Fremantle Rd 15
Marks 9 Fremantle PF
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 22
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles GF
AFL Fantasy 116 Fremantle Rd 15

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats W 123 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 19 6 25 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 88
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 20 10 30 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 106
4 Port Adelaide L 99 - 91 10 8 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 15 8 23 9 0 0 2 2 0 0 90
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 16 13 29 9 0 1 1 2 0 1 108
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 7 13 20 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 58
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 13 4 17 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 61
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 69 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Essendon W 114 - 76 17 6 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 84
14 Collingwood W 91 - 101 11 6 17 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 48
15 Fremantle W 115 - 43 18 13 31 7 0 2 0 3 0 1 116
16 Sydney Swans W 57 - 146 19 8 27 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 101
17 Carlton W 35 - 173 11 10 21 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 62
18 Richmond L 53 - 71 12 12 24 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 79
19 West Coast Eagles W 74 - 88 17 5 22 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 79
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 121 19 6 25 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 101
21 Port Adelaide L 86 - 108 15 6 21 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 81
22 Brisbane Lions W 134 - 62 13 8 21 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 81
23 Carlton W 113 - 56 14 6 20 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 81
W1 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 64 11 8 19 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 64
SF Adelaide Crows W 135 - 61 12 13 25 9 0 0 2 4 0 0 99
PF Fremantle W 67 - 94 13 9 22 9 0 0 2 2 0 0 86
GF West Coast Eagles W 107 - 61 17 5 22 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 96
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 7 319 183 502 122 0 9 15 36 4 3 1824

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 216
    • Kicks 12.7
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 22.1
    • 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
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

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee
2006

Premiership side
2008

All Australian
2012