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Hughes' Freo journey

Ethan Hughes' friends and family were the first to tell him he had been drafted to Freo back in 2014.

2:23pm  Aug 9, 2019

Freo duo ink new deals

Fremantle have secured the playing future of two of their promising young players

5:20pm  May 23, 2019

Hard work paying dividends for Hughes

It’s not just Freo’s big defensive names who have taken a step up this season

1:18pm  Apr 29, 2019

Latest Player Video

Hughes story so far

1:57pm  Aug 8, 2019

Burning Question: Superstitions

10:48am  Jun 13, 2019

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Ethan
Hughes

Height
188 cm
DOB
07-12-1994
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2019
21
Career
50
Goals
2019
2
Career
4
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1220
Avg
58
EthanHughes

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Harvey Brunswick Leschenault (WA)
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2014 - pick 13
Debut: Round 23, 2015 v Port Adelaide
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: -

2018 SUMMARY 
Played five games in his fourth season at Fremantle, but an impressive showing in round 23 against Collingwood will give the defender confidence ahead of the off-season. The athletic defender put together a number of strong performances at WAFL level, averaging 21 disposals and seven marks per game from 11 appearances.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The speedy young defender locked down a spot in Freo’s starting 22 after breaking into the side for Freo’s round three win over the Western Bulldogs. Played 18 games in 2018, highlighted by his 30 disposals and 14 marks against St Kilda in round 15. After round 17, the AFL released GPS data that showed Hughes was the fastest player in the AFL in that round, clocked at 35.6km/h.

Juggled time between Peel and Freo in his second season, playing in the Thunder’s Premiership side. Showed impressive form in defence in a two-game stint against the Eagles and the Crows in rounds 20 and 21.

Hughes was very impressive in his debut against Port Adelaide and was upgraded to the senior list at the end of 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 58.1

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Carlton Rd 15
Handballs 12 Essendon Rd 22
Disposals 25 Carlton Rd 15
Marks 8 Sydney Swans Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 4
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 86 Geelong Cats Rd 20

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 141 - 59 9 5 14 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 55
2 Gold Coast Suns L 61 - 58 9 5 14 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 50
3 St Kilda W 71 - 66 9 3 12 4 0 2 0 2 1 0 61
4 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 56 7 4 11 5 0 2 3 4 0 0 53
5 GWS Giants W 82 - 106 10 6 16 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 72
6 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 69 10 7 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
7 Adelaide Crows L 51 - 34 6 9 15 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 43
8 Richmond L 86 - 111 4 8 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
9 Essendon L 60 - 53 10 5 15 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 62
10 Brisbane Lions W 73 - 72 5 8 13 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 49
11 Collingwood W 75 - 79 6 5 11 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 42
13 Port Adelaide W 100 - 79 8 9 17 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 63
14 Melbourne L 85 - 71 9 8 17 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 47
15 Carlton L 75 - 79 13 12 25 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 84
16 West Coast Eagles L 31 - 122 7 10 17 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 58
17 Hawthorn L 84 - 53 9 8 17 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 53
18 Sydney Swans W 52 - 51 8 9 17 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 71
19 Western Bulldogs L 113 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats W 95 - 61 10 12 22 7 0 2 1 3 0 0 86
21 St Kilda L 72 - 69 8 9 17 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 55
22 Essendon L 55 - 87 10 12 22 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 71
23 Port Adelaide L 110 - 67 9 5 14 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 46
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 13 176 159 335 100 0 15 21 27 2 2 1220

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 50
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 59.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Handballs 15 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Marks 14 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 11, 2019
AFL Fantasy 137 St Kilda Rd 15, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Fremantle 176 159 335 100 0 15 21 27 2 2 1220
2018 Fremantle 37 29 66 18 0 6 0 5 1 0 255
2017 Fremantle 157 130 287 93 0 8 12 31 1 0 1112
2016 Fremantle 41 36 77 24 0 4 3 13 0 0 314
2015 Fremantle 12 10 22 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 93

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 23, 2019 v Port Adelaide (Fremantle)

Q & A

Nickname: Duza

Best set shot at your club? David Mundy 

My coach often says … Kick it to the right team

Best advice you’ve received? Do what I say, not as I do

Least-preferred teammate on road trips and why? Brady Grey because I live with him

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning a junior Grand Final

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Hugh Dixon

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Myself – I am pretty good at cooking

Favourite café AND what do you order? – Gesha - Eggs Benedict

Hidden talent? Cooking

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate

Most inspiring movie? Remember the Titans

Passion outside of football? Water skiing

Best trait? Kind 

Favourite movie character? Denzel Washington

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Day

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Juddy (Kara Donnellan)

Most under rated AFL player? Stephen Hill

Team barracked or as a kid? West Coast

Three apps you cant live without? Facebook, Instagram and Gumtree

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Life motto? If you can’t win, don’t play

Do you have any pets? No 

Favourite holiday spot? Hawaii