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Hilly pulls up well

Stephen Hill says he pulled up without any issues following Sunday's game

5:16pm  Jul 30, 2018

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Stephen Hill toiled and starred for Fremantle in his 200th game

1:02am  Jul 8, 2018

Hill carries on the baton

Stephen Hill has helped continue the legacy started by the club’s early Indigenous stars

1:18pm  Jul 6, 2018

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Stephen
Hill

Height
183 cm
DOB
01-05-1990
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
13
Career
203
Goals
2018
3
Career
111
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
949
Avg
73
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: 36

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SUMMARY
Started the 2017 season brilliantly before a hamstring injury saw the outside midfielder miss a month. Is showing promising signs on the training track this pre-season.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Anthony Rock)
Stephen had a great pre-season after having surgery in the off-season. He came back really well, his high sprint. Look forward to him contributing to the midfield this season.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Hill started the season in career-best form, starring in Fremantle’s wins against the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne, despite coming off late with an injury against the Kangaroos. Hill returned against Carlton in round nine and played all but one game for the rest of the season.

Another standout year saw the running midfielder finish second in the Doig Medal for the club’s best and fairest. Instrumental in Freo’s round 23 win over the Bulldogs with nine marks and 30 disposals.

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 18.4
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 GWS Giants Rd 4
Handballs 13 Melbourne Rd 16
Disposals 28 GWS Giants Rd 4
Marks 9 GWS Giants Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Melbourne Rd 16
Goals 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 115 GWS Giants Rd 4

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 16 10 26 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 89
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 10 8 18 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 64
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 21 7 28 9 0 0 1 2 1 0 115
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 7 6 13 5 0 1 1 5 1 0 72
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 12 7 19 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 70
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 7 5 12 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 32
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 11 1 12 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 66
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 11 5 16 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 66
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 11 5 16 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 54
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 12 13 25 4 0 0 2 11 0 0 112
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 10 7 17 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 75
18 Essendon L 99 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 14 4 18 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 11 8 19 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 71
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 67 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 153 86 239 52 0 6 8 40 3 2 949

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 203
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 19.7
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 74.3

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 GWS Giants Rd 4, 2018
Hit-outs 3 GWS Giants Rd 22, 2016
Tackles 11 Melbourne Rd 16, 2018
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
2018 Fremantle 153 86 239 52 0 6 8 40 3 2 949
2017 Fremantle 245 139 384 48 0 10 16 67 4 3 1414
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

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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
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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

200 games: Round 16, 2018 v Melbourne 


 

Awards

Club Awards

Fremantle Dockers Life Membership
Inducted in 2015

Beacon Award

2009

Q & A

Nickname: Hilly

Best set shot at your club? Michael Walters

Best advice you’ve received? Respect your elders

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Michael Walters, talks too much

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Being selected for under 18

Funniest teammate? Michael Walters

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Bradley Hill

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Danyle Pearce – great cook

Favourite café AND what do you order? Tikedeeboo - Coffee

Guilty pleasure? Icecream

Most inspiring movie? The Blind Side

Best concert attended? The Weeknd

Passion outside of football? Surfing

Best trait? On field – kicking

Favourite movie character? Will Smith

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Day

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Juddy (Kara Donnellan)

Most under rated AFL player? Michael Walters

Team barracked or as a kid? West Coast

Three apps you cant live without? Instagram, AFL and Snapchat

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Do you have any pets? Cat named Sampson

Favourite holiday spot? New York