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Beneficial Break

Defender Michael Hurley believes the club's eight-day break between games and a refreshed outlook at the club will help the Bombers back-up their stirring round one performance when they meet Hawthorn on Sunday.

10:40am  Apr 7, 2015

Training Gallery - 27 March

The whole team gathered together for an fierce training session in preparation for the beginning of the 2015 AFL Season next week.

10:59am  Mar 28, 2015

Hurley to return to full training

Overcoming a minor back injury Essendon utility Michael Hurley is set to resume full training on Friday.

10:35am  Feb 26, 2015

Latest Player Video

BTV: Hurls nails it

10:50pm  Jun 21, 2014

BTV: Defensive Player of the Week

12:20pm  May 12, 2014

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Michael
Hurley

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-06-1990
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2015
3
Career
103
Goals
2015
0
Career
103
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
252
Avg
84
MichaelHurley

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Macleod
Clubs: 
Debut: 2009
Recruited from: Northern U18
Brownlow Votes: 16

PLAYER SPONSORS

Benefactors

A&M Galbraith Pty Ltd & Paul Coniglo

Windy Hill Venue

John Bassetto

Prolite Electrics

Techniika Pty Ltd

GM Pest Solutions

Hurley enjoyed the most productive and injury-free season of his career in 2014, playing 21 games. His switch to the backline helped on that front and he settled into a key defnsive role, where he used his power, aggression and smarts to dominate opponents. Towards the end of the season, his confidence grew, and he began taking the game on more and delivering the ball well. Hurley seems well placed for a big 2015.

Season By Season

Season By Season

The Essendon star had a frustrating season in 2013, with several injuries limiting his output. An ankle concern, then concussion, and more issues with his ankle and wrist made for a difficult year, but in between he made some telling contributions for the Bombers. He looks set to again play as a forward in 2014, but last year was swung to defence occasionally to great effect, including a role in the second half against Carlton's Jarrad Waite in round 11. When fit, Hurley is perhaps Essendon's most important player and he will be looking for more injury luck after ankle and wrist reconstructions in the off-season. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 17.0
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 22.3
    • Marks 7.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 84.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Carlton Rd 3
Handballs 8 Hawthorn Rd 2
Disposals 25 Hawthorn Rd 2
Marks 11 Carlton Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Hawthorn Rd 2
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 97 Carlton Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 16 3 19 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 69
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 17 8 25 5 0 1 2 2 0 1 86
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 18 5 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 97
4 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
14 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 1 51 16 67 21 0 3 4 3 0 1 252

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 103
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 67.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2014
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2014
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 2, 2011
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2014
Goals 6 Fremantle Rd 13, 2012
AFL Fantasy 133 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 51 16 67 21 0 3 4 3 0 1 252
2014 Essendon 258 152 410 128 0 14 21 26 4 1 1542
2013 Essendon 129 74 203 81 0 11 7 7 24 16 956
2012 Essendon 132 87 219 84 2 17 8 13 26 21 1046
2011 Essendon 161 99 260 94 6 19 5 24 27 22 1253
2010 Essendon 176 132 308 98 0 15 12 17 12 7 1212
2009 Essendon 83 61 144 62 1 5 5 15 10 5 673

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

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Port Adelaide rd 1, 2009 Football Park L 41
Finals Debut Adelaide EF, 2009 Football Park L 96
50th Game Gold Coast rd 3, 2012 Metricon Stadium W 17
100th Game North Melbourne EF, 2014 MCG L 12

AFL Games:

100

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2009, 2010

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Chris Gayle

Coach’s favourite saying: “Master your Craft”

Coach’s pet: Mark McVeigh

Favourite Footy Commentator: Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid?
Stewart Leowes

Describe your perfect day off: A sleep in

Who inspires you? My Family

Best advice received: 

What scares you the most? Brendan McCartney

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? A grounds keeper

First job held: Working at McDonalds

Person you would most like to meet: Mohammad Ali

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Travel, play golf, own my own business.

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you? Good Fun

One thing you can’t eat: Tomatoes/ spicy food

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Wash the dishes

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup? Olympics

Favourite Australian Personality: Sean Driscoll

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Wayne Carey: The Truth Hurts

Favourite TV show: The Inbetweeners

Favourite band/ musical artist:  Angus and Julia Stone

Favourite movie: The Hurricane