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Hayden
Ballantyne

Height
173 cm
DOB
16-07-1987
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2016
20
Career
141
Goals
2016
26
Career
221
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1225
Avg
61
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

OUTLOOK
Will look to rebound back to All Australian form after a disappointing 2015 in which he kicked only 15 goals and suffered a ruptured pectoral tendon. Ballantyne remains a key cog in Fremantle’s forward line and has the ability to turn a game with his goal sense and tackling pressure.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS
(Mark Stone)
He’s had a really good pre-season. He plays in a ferocious and competitive nature and his training reflects that. He’s working hard on having more of an impact inside 50 with his marks and contested football.

Season by Season

Season by Season

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.

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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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 61.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 11
Handballs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Disposals 23 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Marks 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 20
Goals 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 113 Brisbane Lions Rd 12

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 38 7 2 9 4 0 1 1 5 0 1 56
2 Gold Coast Suns L 100 - 126 5 3 8 1 0 1 1 1 4 0 50
3 West Coast Eagles L 92 - 59 9 2 11 5 0 2 0 5 1 2 76
4 North Melbourne L 132 - 101 10 2 12 2 0 3 1 1 2 0 56
5 Carlton L 68 - 72 1 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 9
6 Adelaide Crows L 97 - 64 6 4 10 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 42
7 GWS Giants L 77 - 95 12 7 19 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 78
8 Hawthorn L 116 - 75 8 5 13 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 55
9 Richmond L 45 - 83 8 5 13 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 55
10 St Kilda L 101 - 67 4 2 6 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 48
11 Essendon W 126 - 47 14 8 22 5 0 2 3 4 2 1 95
12 Brisbane Lions W 64 - 147 13 10 23 7 0 1 0 2 4 0 113
13 Port Adelaide W 86 - 69 7 9 16 4 0 2 0 4 1 2 77
14 Collingwood L 85 - 37 7 6 13 4 0 1 1 5 2 0 75
16 Melbourne L 87 - 55 13 4 17 4 0 1 0 4 1 1 83
17 Geelong Cats L 61 - 78 5 1 6 3 0 1 1 3 1 1 43
18 Gold Coast Suns L 105 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans L 47 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles L 64 - 110 6 2 8 1 0 1 0 5 1 0 52
21 Adelaide Crows L 70 - 142 10 3 13 4 0 2 0 4 1 0 72
22 GWS Giants L 129 - 37 7 4 11 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 48
23 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 49 7 2 9 5 0 2 2 1 0 2 42
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 18 159 84 243 64 0 23 16 60 26 17 1225

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 141
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 1.6
    • AFL Fantasy 67.2

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
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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FF
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T
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B
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50 games: Round 8, 2012 v Hawthorn

100 games: Round 16, 2014 v Melbourne

Awards

Club Awards

Leading Goalkicker
2014

AFL Awards

All Australian
2014

Goal of the Year

2011

Q & A

Nickname: Ballas

Best holiday: America in 2014 - Disneyland, Las Vegas, California

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Don’t be an idiot

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Jockey

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Move

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Bill Gates

Morning or evening person, why: Morning – get everything you need done and then relax for the rest of the day

Favourite timeslot to play in, why: Friday night blockbusters

Favourite footy journalist: None

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Dennis Commetti

Worst injury: Broken jaw

How many text messages do you send a day: Two

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Angry Birds, TABTouch & Realestate.com

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Dan Bilzerian

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Kepler Bradley by Duck Sauce

Best concert you’ve been to: U2

Where did you holiday after last season: New York & Ireland for International Rules

Favourite sport other than football: NFL

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Greco Roman wrestling

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Nobu

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes because Kepler Bradley’s an alien

What three items would you take to a desert island: Fishing rod, sunnies & esky

Any special hobbies or interests: Horse racing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Muhammad Ali, Dan Bilzerian & Peyton Manning

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My couch