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Dana Hooker (born 23 January 1991) is an Australian rules footballer with the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Women's (AFLW). She previously played for the Fremantle Football Club from 2017 to 2019. Hooker is a dual AFL Women's All-Australian, and was the inaugural Fremantle fairest and best winner in 2017.

Dana Hooker
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Hooker playing for Fremantle in 2019
Personal information
Full name Dana Hooker
Date of birth (1991-01-23) 23 January 1991 (age 28)
Original team(s) Coastal Titans (WAWFL)
Draft No. 130, 2016 AFL Women's draft
Debut Round 1, 2017, Fremantle
vs. Western Bulldogs, at VU Whitten Oval
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Coast
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017–2019 Fremantle 22 (6)
2020– West Coast 00 (0)
Total 22 (6)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2017 The Allies 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2019 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2017.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

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State league careerEdit

Hooker played with the Coasal Titans in the West Australian Women's Football League before missing a majority of the 2016 season after giving birth to her first child.[1] During her state league career she made representative teams on multiple occasions including for Western Australia from 2011 to 2016,[2] which included All-Australian selection in 2013,[3] and playing for the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne in 2014 and 2015 respectively in the exhibition series.[4][5]

AFL Women's careerEdit

Fremantle (2017–2019)Edit

Hooker was recruited by Fremantle with their seventeenth selection and 130th overall in the inaugural AFL Women's draft.[2] In January 2017, she was voted into Fremantle's leadership group.[6] She made her debut in the thirty-two point loss to the Western Bulldogs at VU Whitten Oval in the opening round of the 2017 season.[7] Despite a disappointing season on the field for Fremantle, Hooker thrived and was named in Fremantle's best players in every match for the season[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] and led the statistical counts at the club for disposals, kicks, marks and was second in inside-50s.[15] Her performances during the season saw her win the inaugural Fremantle fairest and best award,[16] and she was selected in the initial 40-woman squad for the 2017 AFL Women's All-Australian team.[17]

Fremantle signed Hooker for the 2018 season during the trade period in May 2017.[18]

West Coast (2020–present)Edit

In April 2019, Hooker signed with West Coast on a two-year contract, becoming the club's first big-name signing for its women's team.[19]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season.[20]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
2017 Fremantle 17 7 0 1 87 34 121 19 23 0.0 0.1 12.4 4.9 17.3 2.7 3.3 1
2018 Fremantle 17 7 5 1 86 37 123 11 33 0.7 0.1 12.3 5.3 17.6 1.6 4.7 9
2019 Fremantle 17 8 1 1 90 43 133 9 58 0.1 0.1 11.3 5.4 16.6 1.1 7.3 11
Career 22 6 3 263 114 377 39 114 0.3 0.1 12.0 5.2 17.1 1.8 5.2 21

Honours and achievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fee, Tom (11 November 2016). "Baby Alice on board for AFLW season". FremantleFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Meet Freo's newest recruits". FremantleFC.com.au. Bigpond. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Women's All Australian team announced". MelbourneFC.com.au. Bigpond. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Bulldogs women's team finalised". WesternBulldogs.com.au. Bigpond. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  5. ^ Twomey, Callum (21 April 2015). "King crowned number one in women's draft". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  6. ^ Miller, Dale (11 January 2017). "Donnellan a natural choice as first Freo leader". The West Australian. Seven West Media. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  7. ^ Australian Associated Press (3 February 2017). "AFLW: All the round one teams". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  8. ^ Navaratnam, Dinny (4 February 2017). "Dogs dominate wayward Freo women's side". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  9. ^ King, Travis (12 February 2017). "Match report: Lions remain unbeaten with gritty win". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  10. ^ Sygall, David (18 February 2017). "Match report: Giants and Dockers play out first AFLW draw". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  11. ^ Coleman-Heard, Rory (26 February 2017). "AFLW: Undefeated Crows flex muscles against Freo". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  12. ^ Coleman-Heard, Rory (4 March 2017). "AFLW: Pies take second straight win". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  13. ^ Coleman-Heard, Rory (10 March 2017). "AFLW: Dockers score maiden win as Blues blow chance". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  14. ^ Matthews, Bruce (18 March 2017). "Match report: Sharpshooting Dees still have AFLW Grand Final sniff". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  15. ^ Fee, Tom (20 April 2017). "Dana Hooker Freo's Fairest and Best". FremantleFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Dana Hooker, who gave birth less than a year ago, named top Docker in first AFLW season". The West Australian. Seven West Media. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  17. ^ Lane, Samantha (23 March 2017). "AFLW's brightest stars make highest grade". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  18. ^ "AFLW: All the clubs' full lists after trade period - AFL.com.au". afl.com.au. Telstra Media. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  19. ^ Black, Sarah (10 April 2019). "Eagles pinch star Dockers mid, Dees and Freo re-sign 18 each". womens.afl. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Dana Hooker". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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