Key stats:

AFL games: 18

Disposals per game: 12.8

Intercept possessions per game: 6.4

Marks per game: 4.2

Season summary:

Frost’s experience was an important factor during different stages in 2023, helping guide and develop a young and exciting Hawthorn backline. Highlighting his strong intercept ability down back yet again, the 30-year-old took on some of the best key forwards in the game each and every week. Having battled some minor injury niggles across the year, Frost’s season was cut short following Round 20 in a bid to be fit and firing for an important pre-season ahead.

Best AFL game:

Frost played a big role in Round 6, where the Hawks fell agonisingly short to the Crows by three points in Launceston. On top of limiting the dangerous Adelaide duo of Taylor Walker and Darcy Fogarty, Frost clocked up 13 disposals, including 10 intercept possessions. He also took seven grabs, all of which being intercept marks.

How the coaches saw him:

“Frosty had a bit of an up and down year, battled through injury. He still managed to play 18 games, but he wasn’t at 100 per cent body-wise a lot of the time. What I love about Frosty is his effort, physicality, and his willingness to try and get the job done for the team. He had a couple of stand-out performances against quality opposition, including when he played against North Melbourne’s Nick Larkey. I think both times he kept him to one goal and a handful of touches, and everyone has seen what Larkey has been capable of this season. It’s important Frosty has a big pre-season where he tries to get on top of his body, as that will hold him in good stead. We know at his best, he is a very good defender for us.” – Kade Simpson