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Best Team Player: Heath Hocking

Heath Hocking has been named Essendon’s Best Team Player at the Crichton Medal.

9:59pm  Oct 5, 2017

VFL Best and Fairest: All the winners

Essendon VFL held its 2017 Best and Fairest awards night on Wednesday, September 27th, at the Park, on Albert Park Lake.

9:13am  Sep 28, 2017

VFL R.A Freeman Medal Winner

Heath Hocking has rounded out his final season at the Club by winning Essendon VFL’s best and fairest award, the R.A Freeman Medal.

9:39pm  Sep 27, 2017

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BTV: Hocking back with courage

8:24pm  Aug 8, 2014

BTV: Heath Hocking re-signs

9:59pm  Jun 24, 2014

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Heath
Hocking

Height
186 cm
DOB
27-12-1987
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2017
2
Career
126
Goals
2017
2
Career
45
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
92
Avg
46
HeathHocking

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Mooroolbark
Recruited from: Eastern U18, pick 20 2006 Rookie Draft
Debut: 2007

Player Sponsors

Benefactor:

Warrnambool Bombers Supporter Group

Platinum Post Tensioning

Michael Walsh

Kathy Braithwaite

Supporter

Howard Reynolds

Heath Hocking is a tough and uncompromising midfielder. A left footer, Hocking has excelled in ‘run-with’ roles throughout his career and also as a small defender.

Hocking arrived at the Bombers after the Club selected him in the 2006 Rookie Draft. He made his debut in 2007, but had to wait until 2009 before he became a regular in the side. Between 2009 and 2014, Hocking played at least 17 matches each season.

Injury reduced his impact in 2015, but he returned to play the final five matches of the season, including a 23 possession and three goal performance against Collingwood in the side’s memorable round 23 win.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 9.5
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 46.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Carlton Rd 3
Handballs 3 Fremantle Rd 23
Disposals 10 Carlton Rd 3
Marks 4 Fremantle Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Carlton Rd 3
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 49 Fremantle Rd 23

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 7 3 10 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 43
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 6 3 9 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 49
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 13 6 19 5 0 1 1 4 2 0 92

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 126
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 16.4
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 70.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Handballs 19 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2011
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 19, 2015
Tackles 14 Melbourne Rd 13, 2014
Goals 3 Collingwood Rd 23, 2015
AFL Fantasy 122 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 13 6 19 5 0 1 1 4 2 0 92
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 41 49 90 15 2 9 3 21 3 2 372
2014 Essendon 144 155 299 68 2 14 23 118 7 5 1412
2013 Essendon 138 136 274 53 1 15 16 91 5 7 1214
2012 Essendon 120 154 274 37 0 17 20 84 4 10 1106
2011 Essendon 174 149 323 50 1 32 19 123 9 8 1500
2010 Essendon 211 182 393 99 0 26 24 82 6 8 1620
2009 Essendon 145 200 345 80 0 14 24 74 9 3 1370
2008 Essendon 20 22 42 10 0 2 4 5 0 0 144
2007 Essendon 4 8 12 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 44

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 Carlton rd 20, 2007 MCG W 10
Finals Debut Adelaide EF, 2009 Adelaide Oval L 96
50th Game Collingwood rd 5, 2011 MCG L 30
100th Game Carlton rd 3, 2014 MCG W 81

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Best Team Player: 2014