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Duo on board for 2019

Hayden Ballantyne and Harley Bennell have agreed to one-year contracts and will play on in 2019

10:31am  Aug 17, 2018

Freo’s forward options

Fremantle has a number of options up forward in 2018, according to Hayden Ballantyne

2:26pm  Nov 20, 2017

Pav’s Pilates gives Ballas a boost

The influence of Matthew Pavlich at Fremantle is continuing two pre-seasons after his retirement

12:45pm  Nov 20, 2017

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Hayden
Ballantyne

Height
173 cm
DOB
16-07-1987
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
16
Career
167
Goals
2018
17
Career
249
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
832
Avg
52
HaydenBallantyne

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Baldivis (WA)
Recruited from: Peel Thunder (WA)
Draft information: National Draft 2008 - pick 21
Debut: Round 13, 2009 v Collingwood
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 26

SUMMARY
Ballantyne hit his straps late in the 2017 season after missing the first half of the year with a hamstring injury. In the pre-season, the small forward took a leaf from the book of former teammate Matthew Pavlich, turning to Pilates to gain an edge.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (David Hale)
Hayden has completed most of the pre-season. Looking forward to him being a leader in the forward line in 2018. We’ve got a young group down forward who will benefit from his direction and experience to get the young players going. The skills he brings to the game in terms of his forward pressure and his smarts around the ball will be important to the team. He should be in for a good year again.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Missed the opening half of the season after injuring his hamstring in Fremantle’s JLT Community Series clash against Carlton at Domain Stadium. The small forward returned to kick 11 goals from his 10 games in 2017 and hit the 150-game milestone against Richmond in round 22. Ballantyne was recognised with Life Membership at the 2017 Doig Medal Presentation Dinner.

Another solid season in 2016 which saw an uptick in most statistical categories. Finished 7th in the Doig Medal in his 8th year at the club.

Another solid season in 2015. Ballantyne started where he left off last year until suspension and a torn pectoral tendon interrupted his season. Returned to play in the finals.

A sensational season in attack was capped off with All Australian selection as a forward pocket. Ballantyne kicked a career-best 49 goals, 15 more than his previous best in 2013. He kicked three or more goals in 11 of his 20 games.

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.

Community partner ambassador: Melanoma WA

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 52.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Handballs 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Disposals 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Marks 6 Carlton Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 13
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 76 Carlton Rd 21

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 6 4 10 2 0 1 3 3 0 0 36
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 8 3 11 3 0 0 1 4 1 1 59
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 10 8 18 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 75
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 5 4 9 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 33
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 13 1 14 6 0 0 1 0 2 1 69
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 3 3 6 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 38
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 11 3 14 4 0 1 1 2 1 2 65
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 9 2 11 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 50
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 6 5 11 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 37
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 7 3 10 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 40
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 8 2 10 6 0 0 2 4 1 2 64
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 7 3 10 3 0 0 3 5 1 1 54
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 7 3 10 5 0 1 0 4 2 2 73
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 99 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 6 5 11 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 41
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 11 3 14 6 0 2 4 4 2 1 76
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 22
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 13 119 54 173 54 0 10 20 35 17 13 832

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 167
    • Kicks 9.2
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 65.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Carlton Rd 21, 2011
Handballs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2016
Disposals 25 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2011
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 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
2018 Fremantle 119 54 173 54 0 10 20 35 17 13 832
2017 Fremantle 71 33 104 32 0 8 11 34 11 7 559
2016 Fremantle 159 84 243 64 0 23 16 60 26 17 1225
2015 Fremantle 118 50 168 36 0 17 18 59 15 13 864
2014 Fremantle 194 49 243 86 0 9 20 54 49 26 1423
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

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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50 games: Round 8, 2012 v Hawthorn

100 games: Round 16, 2014 v Melbourne

150 games: Round 22, 2017 v Richmond

Awards

Club Awards

Fremantle Dockers Life Membership
Inducted in 2017

Leading Goalkicker

2014

AFL Awards

All Australian
2014

Goal of the Year

2011

Q & A

Nickname: Ballas

Best set shot at your club? Aaron Sandilands

My coach often says … Give it to Hilly

Best advice you’ve received? Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. If you do, don’t get caught

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Lee Spurr because he talks too much

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning the Sandover Medal

Funniest teammate? Aaron Sandilands

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Aaron Sandilands

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Aaron Sandilandscooks a mean pizza in his pizza oven

Favourite café AND what do you order? Brother of Mine – Smashed avocado with poached eggs

Hidden talent? Very good with horses, hope to become a jockey after retiring

Guilty pleasure? Chips and gravy

Go to Karaoke song? Horses - Darryl Braithwaite

Coach’s pet? Stephen Hill

Best Ross-ism? Give it to Stephen 

Most inspiring movie? The Book of Eli

Best concert attended? U2

Passion outside of football? Race horses

Best trait? Determined

Favourite movie character? Gerard Butler

Grand Final – day, twilight or night Day

Bounce – yes or no Yes

Favourite AFLW player Tayla Harris

Most under rated AFL player Luke Brown – Adelaide

Team barracked or as a kid Peel Thunder

Three apps you cant live without Google Maps, Notes and Twitter

Twitter or instagram Twitter

Life motto N/A

Do you have any pets – Dogs, cows, horses and chickens

Favourite holiday spot – Empire Retreat in Margaret River