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Mitchell accepts fine, says technique must change

Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell has acknowledged he needs to change the technique he uses to protect himself, after being fined by the AFL Match Review Panel in Round 15.

11:00am  Jul 14, 2015

Stellar start from Mitchell

Ten rounds into the season and Sam Mitchell – as he has been for the past decade and a bit – has been one of the Hawks’ standout players.

4:39pm  Jun 11, 2015

The Mitchell secret

The Hawthorn star reveals how family, study and charity work with a family connection helps him play good footy and keep a balance between his footy and his personal life.

10:43am  Mar 27, 2015

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Sam Mitchell press conference

1:38pm  Aug 3, 2015

R18: Mitchell in the rooms

11:26pm  Jul 31, 2015

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Sam
Mitchell

Height
179 cm
DOB
12-10-1982
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2015
16
Career
277
Goals
2015
6
Career
67
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1646
Avg
103
SamMitchell

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior Clubs:-
Clubs:-
Debut: AFL 2002
Recruited from: Mooroolbark/Eastern U18/Box Hill Hawks
Brownlow Votes:-

The midfield maestro was in ripping touch until a serious hamstring injury in the middle of the season that kept him out for seven matches. In hindsight, the injury might have been a blessing because, fresh and rested, Mitchell played a key role in Hawthorn’s barnstorming run to the premiership, averaging 32 possessions during the finals. His Grand Final display was masterful and he almost snared the Norm Smith Medal. Continues to spend time across half-back as a playmaker, but his work in the centre when called upon can be devastating. Uses the ball as well as anyone by hand, kicks equally well on both sides of his body and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Draft history: 2001 National AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Hawthorn) No. 36 overall traded by Fremantle for Trent Croad and Luke McPharlin.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 14.7
    • Handballs 15.6
    • Disposals 30.4
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 102.9

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 North Melbourne Rd 5
Handballs 22 Collingwood Rd 14
Disposals 39 Fremantle Rd 15
Marks 11 Carlton Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Goals 1 Fremantle Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 142 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 13 8 21 3 0 3 3 3 1 0 76
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 14 13 27 2 0 0 0 10 1 0 120
4 Port Adelaide L 99 - 91 9 9 18 1 0 3 1 5 0 0 68
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 21 12 33 8 0 0 1 4 1 0 130
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 14 20 34 2 0 2 1 4 1 0 109
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 16 14 30 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 110
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 18 14 32 4 0 3 0 5 0 0 117
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 17 19 36 2 0 2 3 5 0 0 108
10 St Kilda W 69 - 132 14 21 35 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
12 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 114 15 10 25 3 0 2 1 5 0 0 93
13 Essendon W 114 - 76 19 13 32 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 91
14 Collingwood W 91 - 101 11 22 33 6 0 2 3 5 0 0 108
15 Fremantle W 115 - 43 18 21 39 10 0 3 2 3 1 1 142
16 Sydney Swans W 57 - 146 11 17 28 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 77
17 Carlton W 35 - 173 16 19 35 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 124
18 Richmond L 53 - 71 10 18 28 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 83
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 236 250 486 62 0 31 20 61 6 1 1646

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 277
    • Kicks 13.6
    • Handballs 12.3
    • Disposals 25.9
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 91.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Fremantle Rd 8, 2009
Handballs 26 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2007
Disposals 40 West Coast Eagles Rd 13, 2009
Marks 13 Essendon Rd 20, 2006
Hit-outs 2 Fremantle Rd 13, 2003
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 22, 2010
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 16, 2009
AFL Fantasy 147 West Coast Eagles Rd 13, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Hawthorn 236 250 486 62 0 31 20 61 6 1 1646
2014 Hawthorn 228 221 449 78 4 26 18 55 3 3 1577
2013 Hawthorn 371 302 673 83 3 26 25 78 5 5 2267
2012 Hawthorn 345 308 653 84 2 38 37 133 7 7 2413
2011 Hawthorn 404 297 701 94 2 41 34 99 12 8 2505
2010 Hawthorn 282 242 524 76 1 33 25 90 5 4 1911
2009 Hawthorn 346 308 654 111 1 30 26 66 7 3 2249
2008 Hawthorn 313 354 667 90 2 36 40 88 4 2 2213
2007 Hawthorn 262 331 593 120 0 32 34 96 2 3 2137
2006 Hawthorn 327 265 592 119 0 33 34 72 3 6 2111
2005 Hawthorn 186 157 343 62 0 24 23 49 2 4 1225
2004 Hawthorn 210 162 372 47 1 28 20 60 5 5 1339
2003 Hawthorn 199 174 373 54 3 20 23 89 5 2 1449
2002 Hawthorn 53 49 102 19 1 4 7 29 1 1 421

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: 221 Games, 53 Goals

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star
2003

Premiership side
2008

All Australian
2011

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2006, 2009

2nd Best and Fairest
2008

Captain since
2008