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Spangher building at Box Hill

After an injury-interrupted pre-season, Matt Spangher is building form and confidence at VFL level.

2:00pm  May 18, 2016

VFL: Spangher back for Box Hill Hawks

Fan favourite Matt Spangher is back from injury for Box Hill Hawks' Round 3 match against Coburg.

9:15am  Apr 22, 2016

Spangher supports equality during Move in May

Matt Spangher has jumped on board the quest for equality in sport, proudly becoming an ambassador for Move in May.

7:00am  Apr 22, 2016

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AFL 360: Matt Spangher pre-R9

9:45am  May 18, 2016

Matt Spangher on Triple M

10:00am  Apr 24, 2016

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Matt
Spangher

Height
195 cm
DOB
23-04-1987
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2016
0
Career
55
Goals
2016
0
Career
13
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
MattSpangher

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Club: Old Xaverians, Eastern U18 (VIC)
Clubs: West Coast, Sydney
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Sydney
Brownlow votes: 1

Player Sponsorship

Gold
JM Partners

Silver
Thornbirds

Player Bio

The cult hero of the 2014 flag just couldn’t get a decent run at things in 2015, with a series of soft-tissue injuries keeping him to just four games. But he is always in the mix when fully fit because of his excellent intercept marking and defensive pressure. And in 23 games for the Hawks, he has played in just one losing team. With the retirement of Brian Lake, there is an opportunity for Spangher to get back into the side in 2016.

Player honours: premiership side 2014.
Brownlow Medal: career votes 1.
Previous AFL clubs: West Coast (2008-10: 26 games, 3 goals); Sydney (2011-12: 6 games, 8 goals).
Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (West Coast) No. 34 overall; 2010 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Sydney) No. 73 overall; 2012 NAB AFL Draft traded by Sydney for No. 64 (Matthew Dick).

Coaches' Call

2011 was… initially really disappointing for him because he came into a new club and wanted to impress and certainly did everything right early on but then just broke down with injury and missed a big chunk of the year and pre-season. From that disappointment came some really positive signs later in the year, he came in and played a role really well in the forward line which he probably didn’t expect coming across from West Coast. He showed he can play that role really well.

His pre-season he has been… flying until he tore his hamstring. He’s back in rehab but hopefully it all goes smoothly. One thing from last year, he’s shown that with a setback he can come back and play well.

In 2012 we want to see… that he knocks this injury on the head and gets a bit of game time in and can come in and play another role for us and improve on what he did last year because he’s certainly capable of that.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 116 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 West Coast Eagles W 99 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 87 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows W 112 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 158 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond W 90 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Fremantle W 116 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans L 55 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
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: 6 - L: 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 55
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 53.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2014
Handballs 11 Richmond Rd 22, 2009
Disposals 24 Richmond Rd 22, 2009
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2014
Hit-outs 5 Sydney Swans Rd 23, 2013
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 22, 2009
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 24, 2011
AFL Fantasy 117 Richmond Rd 22, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Hawthorn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Hawthorn 30 15 45 23 0 1 1 2 0 0 195
2014 Hawthorn 132 76 208 72 0 18 17 33 0 2 865
2013 Hawthorn 32 22 54 19 6 8 3 9 2 4 254
2012 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Sydney Swans 46 15 61 22 1 8 6 13 8 6 331
2010 West Coast Eagles 67 36 103 27 2 11 11 19 0 1 411
2009 West Coast Eagles 74 79 153 41 3 11 11 25 2 1 597
2008 West Coast Eagles 39 22 61 24 0 5 4 8 1 2 266

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

Milestones:
50 games – Preliminary Final vs Port Adelaide, 20-Sep-2014

AFL Awards:
Premiership side: 2014

Club Awards:
Most Promising – 2014

Brownlow Votes: 1