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Anne Hatchard (born 7 March 1998) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Adelaide Football Club in the AFL Women's competition.

Anne Hatchard
Anne Hatchard 2019.1.jpg
Hatchard playing for Adelaide in January 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-03-07) 7 March 1998 (age 21)
Original team(s) Morphettville Park (SAWFL)
Draft No. 87, 2016 AFL Women's draft
Debut Round 1, 2017, Adelaide
vs. Greater Western Sydney, at Thebarton Oval
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 33
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017– Adelaide 20 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2019 season.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

AFL Women's careerEdit

Hatchard was drafted by Adelaide with their eleventh selection and eighty-seventh overall in the 2016 AFL Women's draft.[1] She made her debut in the thirty-six point win against Greater Western Sydney at Thebarton Oval in the opening round of the 2017 season.[2] She missed the round four match against Fremantle at Fremantle Oval when she was omitted from the side.[3] She returned the next week for the three point loss to Brisbane at Norwood Oval.[4] She was a part of Adelaide's premiership side which defeated Brisbane by six points at Metricon Stadium in the AFL Women's Grand Final.[5][6] She missed one match during the season to finish with seven matches in her debut season.[7]

Adelaide signed Hatchard for the 2018 season during the trade period in May 2017.[8] She received a nomination for the Rising Star award in Adelaide's round 7 loss to Collingwood.[9]

Hatchard enjoyed a breakout year in 2019, showing an increased ability to compete in the midfield largely as a result of improved fitness. She attributed this development to a change in diet, specifically cutting down on fast food.[10] Overcoming concussion concerns ahead of a thumping 66-point preliminary final victory against Geelong,[11][12] she went on to play all nine games culminating in a second premiership with the Crows in three years. Gathering 24 disposals and kicking one goal on the day, Hatchard was recognised as a key performer in her club's 45-point grand final triumph over Carlton, placing second with just one vote less than team mate Erin Phillips in the award for best on ground.[13][14] Her season was punctuated with a maiden All-Australian selection[15] and a re-commitment to Adelaide by signing a two-year contract during the trade period.[16]

AFLW statisticsEdit

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season[17]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Led the league for the season only
Led the league after the Grand Final only
Led the league after season and Grand Final
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
2017 Adelaide 33 7 0 0 20 22 42 9 9 0.0 0.0 2.9 3.1 6.0 1.3 1.3 0
2018 Adelaide 33 4 1 0 14 16 30 4 9 0.3 0.0 3.5 4.0 7.5 1.0 2.3 0
2019 Adelaide 33 9 3 1 60 110 170 24 33 0.3 0.1 6.7 12.2 18.9 2.7 3.7 0
Career 20 4 1 94 148 242 37 51 0.2 0.1 4.7 7.4 12.1 1.9 2.6 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Williams, Rebecca (12 October 2016). "Collingwood recruit Nicole Stevens says women's game will get bigger and bigger". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  2. ^ "AFLW Teams Round 1: Full sides named for inaugural round of AFL Women's competition". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ "AFLW Teams Round 4: Full squads named for fourth week of AFL Women's competition". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "AFL Women's: All the round five teams". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ "AFLW: Grand Final teams revealed". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  6. ^ David, Greg (25 March 2017). "Adelaide Crows defeat Brisbane Lions by six points in AFLW grand final". The Courier-Mail. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Anne Hatchard". AustralianFootball.com. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  8. ^ "AFLW: All the clubs' full lists after trade period - AFL.com.au". afl.com.au. Telstra Media. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  9. ^ Saultry, Meg (20 March 2018). "AFLW: Dog and Crow win final Rising Star nods". AFL Media. Telstra Media. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Ditching fast food the secret to Crow's incredible rise". AFLW. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Crows onballer Anne Hatchard cleared to face Geelong". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  12. ^ "2019 AFL Women's Match Centre: ADEL v GEEL". AFLW. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  13. ^ "2019 AFL Women's Match Centre: ADEL v CARL". AFLW. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Phillips wins best afield medal in GF despite tearing ACL in third term". AFLW. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Five Crows, four Roos headline All Australian team". AFLW. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  16. ^ "AFLW: Eight premiership Crows re-sign". afc.com.au. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Anne Hatchard–player stats by season". Australian Football. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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