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WAFL: Peel's tight win over Falcons

Peel Thunder have won consecutive games for the first time this season

6:00am  Jun 10, 2018

AFLX ‘in the back of our minds’

Ethan Hughes says his teammates remain focused on round one despite looking forward to AFLX

1:22pm  Jan 31, 2018

Hughes enjoying healthy competition

Ethan Hughes is not taking his place in Freo’s starting 22 for granted

1:17pm  Jan 31, 2018

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Ethan
Hughes

Height
187 cm
DOB
07-12-1994
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2018
5
Career
29
Goals
2018
1
Career
2
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
255
Avg
51
EthanHughes

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Harvey Brunswick Leschenault (WA)
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2014 - pick 13
Debut: Round 23, 2015 v Port Adelaide
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: -

SUMMARY
Hughes played 18 games in 2017 as the speedy defender locked down a spot as a part of Fremantle’s backline. Approaching his fourth season, the 23-year-old returned in excellent shape and is looking to be one of Freo’s most improved this season.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Michael Prior)
Ethan started off a little slow after a wrist operation. He was still able to do a lot of running after pre-Christmas and has come into training in the post-Christmas phase. Ethan has shown that he’s fit and available come the start of the season which is fantastic.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The speedy young defender locked down a spot in Freo’s starting 22 after breaking into the side for Freo’s round three win over the Western Bulldogs. Played 18 games in 2018, highlighted by his 30 disposals and 14 marks against St Kilda in round 15. After round 17, the AFL released GPS data that showed Hughes was the fastest player in the AFL in that round, clocked at 35.6km/h.

Juggled time between Peel and Freo in his second season, playing in the Thunder’s Premiership side. Showed impressive form in defence in a two-game stint against the Eagles and the Crows in rounds 20 and 21.

Hughes was very impressive in his debut against Port Adelaide and was upgraded to the senior list at the end of 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 51.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Collingwood Rd 23
Handballs 7 Richmond Rd 7
Disposals 17 Collingwood Rd 23
Marks 5 Collingwood Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 61 Collingwood Rd 23

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 5 7 12 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 42
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 7 5 12 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 52
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 7 5 12 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 54
18 Essendon L 99 - 70 7 6 13 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 46
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 67 - 76 11 6 17 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 61
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 37 29 66 18 0 6 0 5 1 0 255

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 29
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 61.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Handballs 15 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Marks 14 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2018
AFL Fantasy 137 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 37 29 66 18 0 6 0 5 1 0 255
2017 Fremantle 157 130 287 93 0 8 12 31 1 0 1112
2016 Fremantle 41 36 77 24 0 4 3 13 0 0 314
2015 Fremantle 12 10 22 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 93

Legend

K
Kicks
H
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D
Disposals
M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Q & A

Nickname: Duza

Best set shot at your club? David Mundy 

My coach often says … Kick it to the right team

Best advice you’ve received? Do what I say, not as I do

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Brady Grey because I live with him

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning a junior Grand Final

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Hugh Dixon

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Myself – I am pretty good at cooking

Favourite café AND what do you order? – Gesha - Eggs Benedict

Hidden talent? Cooking

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate

Most inspiring movie? Remember the Titans

Passion outside of football? Water skiing

Best trait? Kind 

Favourite movie character? Denzel Washington

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Day

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Juddy (Kara Donnellan)

Most under rated AFL player? Stephen Hill

Team barracked or as a kid? West Coast

Three apps you cant live without? Facebook, Instagram and Gumtree

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Life motto? If you can’t win, don’t play

Do you have any pets? No 

Favourite holiday spot? Hawaii