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Basics makes life easy: Hamling

Joel Hamling believes Fremantle’s backline benefited from a full team effort

5:36pm  Jul 16, 2018

Defenders make AFL team of the week

Two Freo defenders have been selected in the AFL.com.au team of the week

8:56pm  Jun 12, 2018

Hamling stands tall

An impressive defensive performance from Joel Hamling has allowed Freo to take some positives from Sunday's loss

3:34pm  May 27, 2018

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Joel
Hamling

Height
194 cm
DOB
09-04-1993
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2018
18
Career
63
Goals
2018
0
Career
0
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
995
Avg
55
JoelHamling

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Cable Beach (WA)
Recruited from: Claremont (WA) via pick 32 in 2011 National Draft (to Geelong)
AFL debut: Round 9, 2015, Western Bulldogs v GWS
AFL clubs: Geelong, Western Bulldogs, Fremantle (via 2016 trade period)
Career Brownlow votes: 2

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2018 SUMMARY 
Worked brilliantly in tandem with Alex Pearce as a powerful key defensive duo. Hamling averaged 5.9 marks per game and kept his opponents honest with 6.9 spoils per game – the most at Freo. Hamling’s disposal efficiency of 84.4 per cent also led the club.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Hamling shone in defence in his first year at Fremantle, showing experience beyond his years as a leader in Freo’s relatively young backline. Playing in every game in 2017, the key back recorded 149 spoils, 95 more than another other Fremantle player, and also led the side for intercept marks with 51.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 7.2
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 13.5
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 55.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Melbourne Rd 16
Handballs 12 Hawthorn Rd 19
Disposals 21 Collingwood Rd 11
Marks 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 92 Collingwood Rd 11

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 4 8 12 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 39
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 7 4 11 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 38
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 10 6 16 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 56
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 4 7 11 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 44
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 4 5 9 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 45
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 7 5 12 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 46
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 8 10 18 8 0 1 2 1 0 0 67
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 13
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 6 4 10 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 44
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 9 12 21 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 92
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 10 10 20 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 89
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 9 3 12 8 0 0 3 1 0 0 52
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 4 7 11 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 52
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 13 1 14 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 65
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 7 4 11 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 54
18 Essendon L 99 - 70 8 7 15 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 58
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 6 12 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 67 - 76 10 9 19 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 75
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 129 114 243 106 0 20 14 21 0 0 995

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 63
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 11.9
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 49.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Melbourne Rd 16, 2018
Handballs 13 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 22 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Marks 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 12, 2018
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2015
Tackles 6 Geelong Cats Rd 14, 2017
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 92 Collingwood Rd 11, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 129 114 243 106 0 20 14 21 0 0 995
2017 Fremantle 126 142 268 110 0 19 15 42 0 0 1134
2016 Western Bulldogs 67 59 126 43 0 12 11 16 0 0 491
2015 Western Bulldogs 64 47 111 53 1 5 4 15 0 0 499

Legend

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

Milestones

50 AFL games: Round 6, 2018 v West Coast

Q & A

Nickname: Hammer 

Best set shot at your club? David Mundy

My coach often says … Don’t let the ruck man kick the ball

Best advice you’ve received? Live life to the full

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Getting to the AFL

Funniest teammate? Sonny Walters

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Sean Darcy, loves himself

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Aaron Sandilands

Favourite café AND what do you order? Little Lefroy’s, bacon and eggs

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate

Most inspiring movie? The Help

Passion outside of football? Fishing

Best trait? Laid back

Favourite movie character? Denzel Washington

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? As long as we make it anytime

Bounce – yes or no? Not too fussed

Favourite AFLW player? Mo Hope

Most under rated AFL player? Liam Picken

Team barracked or as a kid? West Coast

Three apps you cant live without? Sea-breeze, Snapchat, Google

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Do you have any pets? Chocolate labrador called Lenny

Favourite holiday spot? Austin, Texas