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Junior Member digs deep

Star Bomber Michael Hurley has helped celebrate a mightily generous donation from a young and passionate Essendon Junior Club Member.

2:49pm  Dec 14, 2018

Three new Life Members

Former captain Brendon Goddard joins current stars Dyson Heppell and Michael Hurley as the Bombers' newest Life Members.

3:15pm  Dec 7, 2018

Dons embrace destination status

All Australian defender Michael Hurley says the interest from rival players in joining the Club shows just how much progress the Bombers have made.

3:49pm  Oct 10, 2017

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BTV: AGM | Hurley Life Membership

11:58pm  Dec 17, 2018

BTV: Crichton Contenders | Hurley

3:51pm  Sep 27, 2018

Catch Up | Getting to know Hurls

11:29am  Sep 18, 2018

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Michael
Hurley

Defender

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-06-1990
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2018
20
Career
160
Goals
2018
0
Career
108
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1675
Avg
84
MichaelHurley

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Macleod
Recruited from: Northern Knights
Draft history: 
Pick No.5, 2008 national draft
Debut: Round 1, 2009
Brownlow votes: 
29


Player Sponsors

Jeffrey Leong - Purple Bombers

Sheridan Scott - United First Suppliers

One the club’s most reliable players, Hurley is a powerful and determined key defender who put together another impressive season in 2018.

Off the back of his second All-Australian selection in 2017, Hurley was a rock in defence once again, dominating in the air and on the ground and taking on each challenge with confidence and skill.

He led the league’s key defenders for disposals, effective disposals and marks (a career-high average of 7.8 per game), while he was fourth in the league for average rebound 50s.

Despite entering his 11th season, Hurley is showing no signs of slowing down and will once again be one of the club’s most important players.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 14.7
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 21.7
    • Marks 7.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 83.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Handballs 16 Hawthorn Rd 7
Disposals 29 Collingwood Rd 5
Marks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 131 Port Adelaide Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 15 13 28 7 0 3 0 1 0 0 99
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 18 7 25 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 93
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 15 6 21 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 67
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 24 5 29 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 131
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 17 12 29 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 106
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 20 6 26 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 11 16 27 5 0 2 1 2 0 0 87
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 10 7 17 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 54
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 14 7 21 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 65
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 14 3 17 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 97
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 18 4 22 11 0 0 2 0 0 0 89
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 20 5 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 97
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 17 5 22 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 86
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 15 9 24 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 98
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 9 8 17 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 61
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 7 5 12 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 38
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 13 5 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 76
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 16 5 21 13 0 1 1 1 0 0 99
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 11 5 16 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 66
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 9 8 17 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 76
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 293 141 434 156 0 16 10 15 0 0 1675

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 160
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 18.3
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 74.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2018
Handballs 16 Hawthorn Rd 7, 2018
Disposals 34 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2017
Marks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2018
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 2, 2011
Tackles 5 Fremantle Rd 6, 2015
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
2018 Essendon 293 141 434 156 0 16 10 15 0 0 1675
2017 Essendon 355 182 537 161 0 14 13 22 3 1 1994
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 301 104 405 131 0 15 12 20 2 4 1579
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

Awards

Club Awards

Essendon Life Member

2015 Crichton Medal runner-up

2011 Crichton Medal third place

AFL Awards

All-Australian (2015, 2017)

Rising Star nominee (2009, 2010)

2012 AFLPA 22under22 team

 

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
150th game Brisbane Rd 12, 2018 Gabba W 22