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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
-
Games
2017
18
Career
37
Goals
2017
0
Career
1
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
936
Avg
52
MichaelHartley

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The key defender spent time on Collingwood’s Rookie list but shoulder injuries derailed his first foray into the AFL. He returned to the VFL with Coburg and established himself as one of the best key defenders in the competition.

The Bombers picked up Hartley with the 68th overall pick in the 2015 National Draft and made his debut in round two against Melbourne in 2016.

He went on to play 19 games and along the way broke the record for the most one-percenters by an Essendon player in a single game and the record for the most one-percenters by an Essendon player in a season.  With a booming kick and strong aerial game, Hartley became a key member of the Bombers line-up in 2016.