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Most Courageous - The Contenders

It is named after a favourite son and there are plenty of worthy contenders for the Adam Ramanauskas Most Courageous award in 2017.

12:22pm  Oct 4, 2017

Two in the team

Two Bombers have been chosen in this week’s AFL team of the week.

10:26am  Jul 12, 2016

The Scrappers

Essendon’s back six may not be the biggest or the strongest, but what they may lack in these areas – they more than make up for in endeavour and hard work.

5:00pm  Apr 22, 2016

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Michael
Hartley

Height
198 cm
DOB
07-06-1993
Weight
104 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
4
Career
41
Goals
2018
0
Career
1
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
214
Avg
54
MichaelHartley

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Hartley has become a mainstay in defence for the Bombers since his debut as a mature-age recruit in 2016.

The key defender played 18 senior games last year, leading the side for disposal efficiency (an impressive 86%) and finishing fourth in the league for one-percenters per game.

Hartley also broke the club record for most one-percenters in a single game and a single season in 2016, so is sure to be relied on to stamp out plenty of opposition attacks again this year.