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Hayden
Ballantyne

Height
174 cm
DOB
16-07-1987
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
16
Career
102
Goals
2014
41
Career
172
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1132
Avg
71
HaydenBallantyne

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Baldivis (WA)
Clubs: Fremantle
Draft information: National Draft 2008, pick 21
Debut: Round 13 2009 v Collingwood
Recruited from: Peel Thunder
Brownlow Votes: 17

Outlook: Played closer to goal in 2013 after having pushed further up the field in previous years. He ranked second at Freo for tackles inside 50 but will want to improve his accuracy in front of goal this season.

What the coaches say (Peter Sumich): Probably in the Pavlich mould, one of his better pre-seasons. Really flying, looks up and about mentally and physically.

AFL Fantasy: Offers scores of around 65-75 points per game, which is not anywhere near elite, but they are consistent, if that’s what you’re after.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Ballantyne has created havoc all season long in Fremantle's forward line. His pressure and goal-kicking ability have been crucial to the club's rise up the ladder.

There haven’t been too many players generate as much passion and emotion in their first 50 AFL games as what Hayden Ballantyne has.

The diminutive forward is an inspiration to his fans and teammates alike, and he epitomises Ross Lyon’s mantra of 100 per cent effort, 100 per cent of the time. He ranked top 10 in almost every applied pressure category at Fremantle, and he kicked 31 goals – the third most at the club.

Ballantyne also ranked fourth at Freo for score involvements with a total of 125 for the season.

An addition to the leadership group in 2012, he will look to continue the upward curve in his career since his debut in 2009.

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The dynamic small forward had a solid 2011 season despite a couple of injury interruptions along the way. Ballantyne managed 17 games in which he kicked the third most goals at the club (23), ranked equal third for score assists (20) and had the fourth most inside 50s (59). He also had 22 running bounces, which was the third most at Freo. One of those bounces came in Ballantyne’s incredible round 2 goal against Geelong, for which he won the 2011 AFL Goal of the Year. The little man is a huge ingredient in Freo’s attacking plans for 2012.

The Freo crowd-favourite had a breakout year in 2010, stamping himself as a crucial member of the team. His pace, tackling and tenacity inside the attacking 50 was one of the main reasons behind Fremantle's improvement. Ballantyne’s goal celebrations ignited the fans and his teammates on many occasions throughout the season. Unfortunately, a foot injury in round 22 prevented him from taking part in the 2010 Finals Series but a super season nonetheless.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 2.4
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 2.6
    • AFL Fantasy 70.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
Handballs 7 Essendon Rd 4
Disposals 21 Essendon Rd 4
Marks 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 8
Goals 6 Richmond Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 97 Brisbane Lions Rd 14

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 46 - 116 8 2 10 4 0 0 1 0 3 1 56
2 Gold Coast Suns W 87 - 39 8 5 13 3 0 1 3 3 0 1 48
3 Hawthorn L 137 - 79 11 1 12 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 54
4 Essendon W 113 - 60 14 7 21 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 73
5 Sydney Swans L 92 - 75 9 2 11 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 68
6 North Melbourne L 61 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles W 54 - 73 16 1 17 9 0 0 2 2 2 2 93
8 Port Adelaide L 94 - 76 7 2 9 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 50
9 Geelong Cats W 96 - 64 10 2 12 2 0 1 0 4 3 2 77
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 89 10 2 12 4 0 0 1 1 3 1 66
12 Adelaide Crows W 90 - 50 7 3 10 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 54
13 Richmond W 85 - 105 11 0 11 6 0 0 3 3 6 1 91
14 Brisbane Lions W 105 - 22 9 5 14 5 0 1 0 3 5 2 97
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 81 10 2 12 4 0 0 0 3 3 0 76
16 Melbourne W 34 - 97 8 3 11 3 0 1 0 4 3 1 75
17 GWS Giants W 136 - 60 12 1 13 7 0 1 3 1 5 3 88
18 St Kilda L 118 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton W 83 - 78 7 1 8 4 0 0 0 3 3 1 66
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 5 157 39 196 66 0 7 14 39 41 18 1132

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 102
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 69.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Carlton Rd 21, 2011
Handballs 8 North Melbourne Rd 22, 2012
Disposals 25 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2011
Marks 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Goals 6 Richmond Rd 13, 2014
AFL Fantasy 140 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Fremantle 157 39 196 66 0 7 14 39 41 18 1132
2013 Fremantle 204 72 276 82 0 33 23 66 34 30 1464
2012 Fremantle 236 81 317 58 0 38 25 79 31 17 1526
2011 Fremantle 190 66 256 52 0 17 15 59 23 19 1223
2010 Fremantle 180 85 265 64 0 29 23 62 33 17 1325
2009 Fremantle 64 23 87 25 0 11 6 14 10 9 431

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
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G
Goals
B
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50th game: round 8 2012 v Hawthorn

Awards

AFL Awards

Goal of the Year
2011