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'We'll keep building'

Fremantle will use the final three games of the year to build for 2017

1:11pm  Aug 8, 2016

Slow start cost us: Hill

Fremantle let Melbourne get away early in the opening quarter

11:58am  Jul 11, 2016

Freo can't be rushed by Crows pressure

Stephen Hill says level heads must prevail against high pressuring Adelaide team

1:44pm  Apr 26, 2016

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Hill on top

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Senior Players List

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Stephen
Hill

Height
183 cm
DOB
01-05-1990
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2016
21
Career
172
Goals
2016
4
Career
104
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1906
Avg
91
StephenHill

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Quinns District (WA)
Recruited from: West Perth (WA)
Draft information: National Draft 2008 - pick 3
Debut: Round 1, 2009 v Western Bulldogs
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 33

OUTLOOK
2015 was a career year for Hill who averaged
24 disposals a game while remaining his line- breaking, exciting self and was acknowledged in the All Australian 40-man squad. One of the best players in the game when at full stride. Takes the game on and finishes with precision.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Marc Webb)

Once again he’s had a really consistent pre-season and continues to be one of our best runners. He’s really balanced his ability to play in different
roles and looks to continue being a very versatile performer for us.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Hill rose to another level again in 2015 with career bests in disposals. He proved his value as a key midfielder and was acknowledged with an inclusion in the 40-man All Australian squad.

Hill enjoyed arguably his most consistent season, averaging career highs in disposals and goals per game. He’s a game-changer and will continue to grow.

Hill threatened to take over games throughout the season with his blistering pace and sublime skill. He will continue to search for the consistency that will take him to the next level.

Stephen Hill had a solid season in 2012 but is still searching for the consistency that would make him a bona fide superstar of this league.

Lit up St Kilda in the second half of the round 4 game at Etihad Stadium and finished the year off strongly, including a 28-possession effort in Freo’s big win over North Melbourne in round 22.

Hill made winning his own ball a major focus going into 2012 and it showed statistically, with his 8.4 contested possessions and 3.1 hand-ball gets per game this season an increase from the 6.9 and 2.5 he averaged in 2011.

The addition of Port speedster Danyle Pearce, also a left footer, could help Hill continue to liberate himself from the attention of taggers.

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The exciting Hill had a slightly disappointing season compared to the lofty heights he reached in 2010. He struggled slightly with the attention opposition coaches placed on stopping his output, although this invariably freed up other Freo stars as Hill more often than not got the best tagger. He had the most running bounces (37) at the club by a long way in 2011, and finished top five in almost all of the most important statistical indicators, including total disposals (385), uncontested possessions (239), total kicks (213), long kicks (61), total handballs (136), loose ball gets (55), inside 50s (73) and score assists (21). As Hill grows more accustomed to being a marked man, he moves one step closer to a breakout season. Watch this space.

Hill was one of the most exciting players to watch in the AFL in 2010. His daring runs and penetrating left foot made him a human highlight reel. One of his finest games came in round 7, when he had 32 possessions in Freo's first ever victory at the Gabba. Hill still has plenty of room for improvement, which is a scary thought for the rest of the AFL. Look out for this budding young star in 2011.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 15.8
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 24.9
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 90.8

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Geelong Cats Rd 17
Handballs 15 Sydney Swans Rd 19
Disposals 37 Geelong Cats Rd 17
Marks 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 23
Hit-outs 3 GWS Giants Rd 22
Tackles 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 2
Goals 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 129 Western Bulldogs Rd 23

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 38 6 6 12 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 48
2 Gold Coast Suns L 100 - 126 21 8 29 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 111
3 West Coast Eagles L 92 - 59 16 5 21 4 1 0 1 6 0 1 93
4 North Melbourne L 132 - 101 18 6 24 3 1 0 1 6 1 1 104
5 Carlton L 68 - 72 15 8 23 1 2 0 1 4 0 2 81
6 Adelaide Crows L 97 - 64 18 7 25 4 0 1 0 5 0 0 101
7 GWS Giants L 77 - 95 16 11 27 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 83
8 Hawthorn L 116 - 75 12 4 16 1 2 0 0 6 1 1 80
9 Richmond L 45 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda L 101 - 67 14 12 26 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 73
11 Essendon W 126 - 47 18 8 26 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 92
12 Brisbane Lions W 64 - 147 14 11 25 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 94
13 Port Adelaide W 86 - 69 11 5 16 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 65
14 Collingwood L 85 - 37 16 9 25 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 91
16 Melbourne L 87 - 55 15 7 22 4 3 1 1 2 0 0 80
17 Geelong Cats L 61 - 78 23 14 37 4 1 2 3 5 0 0 123
18 Gold Coast Suns L 105 - 81 15 6 21 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 75
19 Sydney Swans L 47 - 137 9 15 24 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 81
20 West Coast Eagles L 64 - 110 20 10 30 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 96
21 Adelaide Crows L 70 - 142 18 14 32 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 102
22 GWS Giants L 129 - 37 18 13 31 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 104
23 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 49 19 11 30 9 0 1 0 4 1 0 129
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 18 332 190 522 63 18 10 14 81 4 7 1906

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 172
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 19.7
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 74.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 West Coast Eagles Rd 15, 2014
Handballs 21 Collingwood Rd 23, 2011
Disposals 37 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2016
Marks 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2016
Hit-outs 3 GWS Giants Rd 22, 2016
Tackles 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2014
Goals 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 11, 2014
AFL Fantasy 149 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Fremantle 332 190 522 63 18 10 14 81 4 7 1906
2015 Fremantle 362 190 552 88 0 10 14 67 17 10 2078
2014 Fremantle 303 140 443 53 2 7 12 56 18 11 1664
2013 Fremantle 206 158 364 52 3 6 16 49 12 7 1326
2012 Fremantle 230 160 390 53 0 11 19 70 10 13 1476
2011 Fremantle 213 172 385 67 2 10 17 53 15 13 1460
2010 Fremantle 206 193 399 61 1 13 13 61 19 15 1535
2009 Fremantle 155 170 325 69 1 14 17 60 9 7 1277

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 games: Round 5, 2011 v Western Bulldogs 

100 games
: Round 16, 2013 v West Coast Eagles

150 games: Qualifying Final, 2015 v Sydney


 

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Fremantle Dockers Life Membership
Inducted in 2015

Best First Year Player (Beacon Award)

2009

Q & A

Nickname: Hilly

Best holiday: Going to America

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Eat your vegetables

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: I’d like to be a professional surfer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: I don’t have one

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Michael Jordan

Morning or evening person, why: Morning, I like to get up and surf when there are waves around and then have the whole day to do something

Favourite timeslot to play in, why: Earliest timeslot, I hate waiting around all day when we have a night game

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Whateley

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Dennis Cometti

Worst injury: I’ve been pretty lucky, probably just a rolled ankle

How many text messages do you send a day: One or two, I don’t send a lot

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Instagram and Seabreeze

Favourite Twitter account you follow: I don’t have Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: I don’t think I have any bad songs in my playlists 

Best concert you’ve been to: Drake

Where did you holiday after last season: Thailand for two weeks

Favourite sport other than football: Surfing

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Boxing

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Occasionally

Favourite restaurant: Nobu

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Water, food and a surfboard

Any special hobbies or interests: Surfing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Mick Fanning, Kevin Hart and Michael Jordan

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