Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Hamish Hartlett will
be out for the next month with a hamstring injury that is related to the knee reconstruction he underwent in 2018.
Hartlett has had complications in the area where muscle was taken to help repair the torn ACL in his knee last year.
"Unfortunately, Hamish is having some issues with the graft site from the ACL operation he had last season," the Power's head of medical services Tim O'Leary said.
"He is working through the appropriate progressions to return to full fitness over the next month or so."
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Hamish Hartlett wants
to build his match conditioning before being considered for an AFL game after having a setback in his return from a knee reconstruction.
"For me personally, I'm always cramping halfway through the third quarter in round one and two of the AFL season," Hartlett said.
"So, to come back off playing no matches straight into an AFL team, I don't know if that would sit really comfortably with me.
"I'd like to get a couple of full games probably at Magpies (SANFL) level just to gain that match fitness then go into an AFL game from there."
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Port Adelaide announce
that Ollie Wines and Tom Jonas will serve as co-captains of the Power in 2019, replacing Travis Boak, who stepped down at the end of last year after six years as skipper.
Hamish Hartlett rounds out the streamlined three-man leadership group as vice-captain.
It's the first time since the Power entered the AFL in 1997, and dating back to when Port Adelaide was formed in 1870, that the club has had co-captains.
"I am asking our fans and our members to be equally as brave and support these two boys," Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley said.
"They will do them incredibly proud right through the next part of this football club's history."
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Hamish Hartlett is on track for a round one return from an ACL injury after rejoining the main group at training.
"He's a real spiritual leader for us and he carries the boys along," Power teammate Ollie Wines said.
"It's given us a real boost going into February seeing him come out here and train."
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Hamish Hartlett is on track to return from an ACL injury in time for the start of the 2019 season.
"I'm about seven and a half months into my rehab from my ACL injury," Hartlett told Channel Ten.
"I've still got about another three, three and a half months to go, but hopefully late January, early February I'll be out on the track and doing all the stuff with the boys."
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Hamish Hartlett is set to miss the rest of the season with a suspected torn ACL in his right knee sustained during a routine drill at Alberton Oval.
"This is obviously a terrible blow for Hamish and the football club," Power general manager of football Chris Davies said.
"It was an innocuous incident that caused the injury. He went to change direction and his leg gave way beneath him."
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Travis Boak will remain captain of Port Adelaide in 2018 with Ollie Wines serving again as vice-captain.
Recruit Tom Rockliff has been given a leadership role as has Charlie Dixon.
Brad Ebert, Hamish Hartlett and Tom Jonas round out the leadership group.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Port Adelaide senior assistant Matthew Nicks receives a ringing endorsement from Power defender Hamish Hartlett as a coach in waiting.
"The relationships he's got with his players are outstanding and he's a really positive, optimistic, type of guy," Hartlett said.
"But if things aren't going the way they should be, he's more than happy to tell you to start doing the right thing."
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
After being shopped around during the trade period, Hamish Hartlett says the decision to stay at Port Adelaide has gifted him greater clarity about his career.
"As soon as I had made my decision to stay here and put it behind me, the focus was entirely on the upcoming season - how I can get better individually, how I can help improve the team and build relationships that way," Hartlett said.
Hartlett's decision to stay at Port has been followed by a shift from the midfield to a half-back. And the 128-gamer couldn't be more content.
"When you play in the midfield, the expectation is you hustle and bustle in the contest, then run out and spread," he said.
"It's something that probably didn't suit me aerobically really well.
"Whereas at half-back, I can go flat out for an effort or two and once the ball is out of the area I can chill out a little bit and gather my thoughts and go on for the next contest."
Friday, 17 February 2017
Hamish Hartlett is adopting a more positive approach to his football after being put on the trade table at the end of 2016.
“I’ve never felt the Port Adelaide Football Club was saying, ‘We don’t want you or we don’t think you are any good’,” Hartlett said.
“They always had my best interests at heart.
“That is very difficult for other people to understand ... particularly my immediate family who were pretty disappointed about the whole process.”
Monday, 19 December 2016
Port Adelaide retains Hamish Hartlett in the club's leadership group despite the midfielder being put up for trade at the end of 2016.
But Hartlett has lost the vice-captaincy, with young gun Ollie Wines taking over as the deputy to Travis Boak, who has been appointed captain for a fifth straight season.
Brad Ebert, Tom Jonas and Jackson Trengove complete the slimmed-down leadership group, while Jack Hombsch, Matthew Lobbe and Justin Westhoff have been omitted.
Trengove returns to the leadership group after not being a part of it this year.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Power chief executive Keith Thomas says Hamish Hartlett and Matthew Lobbe can return to their best form despite unsuccessfully being put on the trade table.
It's understood Hartlett, who is contracted to the Power until 2021, spoke to four clubs during a trip to Melbourne, while ruckman Lobbe, with three years to run on his deal, didn't attract much interest.
"They're professionals," Thomas said.
"I've spoken to Hamish and Matthew and all of the players through the summer and they understand it for what it is.
"You have to have those honest conversations, they've been had, now we approach the season with vigour and real optimism."
Monday, 10 October 2016
Port Adelaide appears to still be open to trading vice-captain Hamish Hartlett despite the midfielder's declaration that he now wants to stay with the club.
"As we've said all along, we're going to take an open mind into this trade period, and we'll come in here and see how things unfold today," football manager Chris Davies said when asked about Hartlett.
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Hamish Hartlett says he wants to stay at Port Adelaide after traveling to Melbourne to explore the possibility of moving to a Victorian club.
"Hamish has been to Melbourne and met with a few clubs just to have a look and see what opportunities were out there," Hartlett's manager Michael Doughty said.
"But it now looks highly unlikely that a trade will happen.
"It's hard when a player is on a long-term deal to get something done and it's not only a matter of finding a club that Hamish is happy with, but making sure that club can put together a deal that satisfies Port.
"It was a good exercise for Hamish to go through, but he's a Port man through and through and he thinks that's the best place for him to continue his career.
"Both the club and Hamish are comfortable with that and unless there's a dramatic change he won't be going anywhere."
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Hamish Hartlett flies into Melbourne amid speculation he will meet with rival clubs ahead of the NAB AFL Trade Period.
The Power vice-captain arrived in Melbourne with his manager Michael Doughty and was greeted at the gate by Power assistant coach Nathan Bassett.
He was tight-lipped on his future and did not want to discuss the prospect of meeting with rival clubs, joking that he was in Melbourne to pick up new golf clubs.
Friday, 2 September 2016
Port Adelaide and vice-captain Hamish Hartlett are both open to the prospect of parting ways via the trade period.
Hartlett was told during his post-season review at Alberton that he could be traded, with the Power keen to reinvigorate their list with early picks at November's NAB AFL Draft.
"Hamish had a good chat with the club and appreciates the club has been honest, but we will let the dust settle and see what emerges in the next couple of weeks," Hartlett's manager Michael Doughty told News Corp.
"Hamish will go into this process with an open mind."
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett is set to miss up to a month with a calf injury, but the Power expect him to return before the end of the season.
Scans revealed Hartlett suffered a grade one to two strain to his calf after he experienced tightness in the warm up ahead of the Power's clash against the Brisbane Lions on Sunday that forced him to be a late withdrawal.
"Hammer will be pushing for the Showdown, but I think he's probably more likely to be a round 23 chance," Port high performance manager Darren Burgess said.
"That said if he's clear to return he'll be available for selection."
Friday, 15 July 2016
Port Adelaide has been fined $20,000 for failing to follow AFL regulations when assessing Hamish Hartlett after he received a head knock during last Thursday night's game against Hawthorn.
Although Hartlett passed the SCAT3 test and was deemed fit to play, he should have been off the ground for a 15-minute exclusion period to allow the club doctor to access vision of the incident.
Instead, Hartlett returned to play after just five minutes because Port Adelaide failed to notify the AFL's interchange official that a head injury assessment was being undertaken as required under the rules.
"There was no risk, there never has been, you know what I'm like with player welfare - we don't take any risks in that space," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.
"But we lost our way a little bit with procedure. It wasn't deliberate but we didn't get it right."
Monday, 11 July 2016
Port Adelaide has provided a report to the AFL explaining its decision to allow Hamish Hartlett back on the field after a head knock against Hawthorn.
The 25-year-old left the ground midway through the second quarter after his head hit the ground when Hawks' forward Jack Gunston knocked him over in a marking contest.
He was assessed immediately by Port Adelaide's medical staff on the bench and cleared to play, returning to the field about four minutes after the incident.
"Obviously I copped a pretty heavy knock, but I went through all the concussion protocol down on the bench," Hartlett said after the game.
"I did all the testing, no worries."
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Chris Scott says he said nothing untoward to Hamish Hartlett but accepts that the exchange was a bad look for the game.
Scott said that AFL football operations boss Mark Evans had been in touch for an informal chat about his interaction with the Power onballer, as a heated quarter-time melee went on around them at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.
"There is a level of contrition there because I accept there is a perception that it is a bad look," Scott said.
"Often the perception doesn't represent the reality, which is the case in this situation."
Hartlett backed Scott's version of events on Adelaide radio on Wednesday.
"There was a bit going on and emotions were running pretty high so I just said to worry about your own mob," Hartlett told Triple M.
"Which he ended up doing and doing it pretty well by the looks of things.
"(But) he was definitely saying to the umpires that it had gone on for too long and they had to take control of the situation."
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Rumours of a rift between Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak and star midfielder Hamish Hartlett are ridiculous according to Power defender Tom Jonas.
The Power have come under intense scrutiny after their stuttering 2-3 start to the season and Boak and Hartlett have had to deny speculation of a falling out as supporters search for reasons for the team's poor on-field performance.
"To be honest, it's pretty farcical and internally we're joking about it … it's that ridiculous,'' Jonas said.
''When there's pressure on and we let people down, things like that can get out of control, and that's what's happened.
"It's not so much frustrating as a little bit disappointing, that people would resort to that sort of stuff when things aren't going our way."
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Hamish Hartlett is elevated to the post of stand-alone vice captain at Port Adelaide, acting as deputy to fourth-year skipper Travis Boak.
Hartlett replaced previous joint vice captains Brad Ebert and Matthew Lobbe, both of whom will remain in the leadership group.
"Since we really started playing what I would call 'Port Adelaide football' in the back half of last year, Hamish really showed the quality he can bring to our group on the field and also on the track," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.
"He has only grown further over this pre-season, and the confidence the players and coaches have in him is really shown through him becoming our vice-captain."
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Hamish Hartlett has resisted offers from a number of Victorian-based clubs, re-signing with Port Adelaide until the end of 2021.
Already contracted until the end of the 2016 season, the Power midfielder's new five-year contract extension gives him the longest tenure of any player on Port Adelaide's list.
"It's great to have that security - I never really wanted to go anywhere else," Hartlett said.
"I'm incredibly happy that the footy club has come to the party and I'll be hanging around for a few more years.
"I've been here for a significant amount of time already - I've invested a lot in the footy club and the footy club has invested a lot in me.
"So for them to counter-offer the way they did was really pleasing. I'm just pretty thankful to the footy club for doing that."
Friday, 25 September 2015
Hamish Hartlett has attracted plenty of attention as the trade period draws closer but says he has no intention of leaving Port Adelaide.
"I'm very happy at Port Adelaide and want to stay here," Hartlett said.
"The only guernsey I want to wear in the AFL is a Port one.
"My family is in Adelaide, it's my home town, I've got no desire to be anywhere else, and this is my club."
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
On the eve of his 100th game, Hamish Hartlett has reveals he questioned whether he was physically up to playing football at the elite level due to successive injuries.
"Three shoulder reconstructions. I would have had probably seven or eight different hamstring strains or tears, I tore my quad three times in a row in my second year, glandular fever ... they are the ones off the top of my head but then there's little things that keep you out for a week or two and a few silly suspensions and they all add up," Hartlett said.
"After my second year, I only played four games and had a lot of soft tissue injuries and it probably dawned on me a couple of times that maybe I physically can't stand AFL football, the training and the games. It ran through my mind a couple of times."
Hartlett says the arrival of coach Ken Hinkley at the Power was the turning point of his career.
"Individually I was miles away from being a professional footballer. I have certainly tidied up a lot of things on the field and off the field between then and now," he said.
"I wasn't going out of my way to make myself better. It was probably my fourth or fifth year, which I started to do that and funnily enough things started to turn."
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Port Adelaide is hopeful star midfielder Hamish Hartlett will be fit for round one after he was subbed out of the Power's NAB Challenge win over West Coast at quarter time.
Hartlett twinged his groin while kicking out of defence in the first quarter and headed to the bench to ice the injury.
He was seen walking around Port's interchange area late in the game.
"I just had a chat to Hamish and he's in pretty good spirits actually," Port Adelaide assistant coach Nicks said after the match.
"Obviously it's not ideal for him and his preparation but he seems to think he won't be out of the game for long.
"It was during a kick ... just a little scar tissue tweak. Fingers crossed it's only a week or two."
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Travis Boak will again lead the Power in 2015 with Matthew Lobbe and Brad Ebert serving as vice-captains.
Angus Monfries and Robbie Gray have been replaced in the leadership by Ollie Wines.
Tom Jonas, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett will round out Port Adelaide's leadership group for the year.
Friday, 30 May 2014
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has a strong message for suspended midfielder Hamish Hartlett: flush ill disciplined acts out of your game or you won't play.
Hartlett was rubbed out for Saturday's clash against Melbourne in Alice Springs for a behind-the-play hit on Hawthorn's Bradley Hill last Saturday night.
Hartlett punched Hill in the stomach in the second quarter and received a one-match suspension from the Match Review Panel.
"I'm not at all happy with what Hamish did and he knows that," Hinkley said.
"Albeit it wasn't a real vicious thing, but it was something you know you just can't do and that's letting your teammates down.
"Hamish is a player that does play on the edge a little bit and he knows there's a point where he has to be able to stop, otherwise he hurts the team and that's what he's done this week."
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Hamish Hartlett signs a new deal with Port Adelaide to remain at the club until the end of 2016.
"Potential is one of those words that gets thrown around a fair bit and I don't really want to be put in that basket of the guy that had a lot of potential but didn't really use it," Hamish said.
"I've been working really hard with coaches and other players to find that consistency within my game, but I think it'll come along with training more often."
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Hamish Hartlett will miss the rest of the regular season after reluctantly accepting a two-match ban a bump on Gold Coast's Seb Tape which led to Tape having to be taken off the ground in a stretcher.
"We considered challenging the ban, but the risk of Hamish missing three weeks instead of two was too great," Power football operations manager Peter Rohde said.
"We believe his intention was to lay a fair shepherd, but he'll have to cop the suspension on the chin and move on."
Saturday, 17 August 2013
Seb Tape is knocked out after a bump from Hamish Hartlett which Power coach Ken Hinkley deemed to be fair.
"I'm not sure there was any contact to the head as far as anything illegal," Hinkley said.
"Yes, it was a really strong bump, 'Sebby' Tape is a brave young fella, it may have been the collision on the ground that caused most of the problem … Hamish has clearly had a knock to the back of his head too."
Hartlett later suffers a dislocated shoulder after being tackled by two opponents.
"He's had a little sublux of his shoulder I'd imagine, that's the way you'd describe it, but it wasn't bad enough that he couldn't go back out and play the game out," Hinkley said.
"We won't know for sure, we'll have to obviously do scans and assess that.
"With a few games to go [before finals] we'll make a really calculated decision on the future for Hamish – we won't take any risk with him."
Monday, 20 May 2013
In a loss to Carlton, Hamish Hartlett vents his frustration by striking Carlton captain Marc Murphy twice to the body before landing a forearm to his jaw.
"Certainly you have a little bit of frustration, but that's something you've got to deal with," Power coach Ken Hinkley said post-match.
"We certainly need our best players or our leaders to stand up at the right time."
Monday, 13 May 2013
Travis Boak says teammate Hamish Hartlett must learn to deal with taggers by just working harder.
"This is probably the first time Hamish has probably dealt with that heavy tag and heavy opposition coming at him," Boak said.
"Every good player goes through that – eventually that tagger will come. For him it's just all about working hard, just keep working hard and eventually it'll break."
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Hamish Hartlett says the loss of Jackson Trengove due to injury will be felt by the club but will also give Alipate Carlile the opportunity to step up as a leader.
"It's a pretty big blow for us down back, he brings a lot of leadership as well as being a great player," Hartlett said of Trengove.
"Alipate Carlile is playing some great footy at the moment so his leadership is going to have to step up a little bit which we expected anyway."
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Hamish Hartlett says he is relishing the Power's improved form this year, particularly their depth in the midfield.
"The last two weeks in particular I've had a little bit of attention which has been great, it gives us the ability to free up guys like 'Boaky' (Boak) and Brad (Ebert) and other guys that run through the midfield," Hartlett said.
"If we can have a multitude of guys that are playing really well through the midfield, it makes it difficult to try and shut us all down. If they come to me, I've got no worries with that, Boaky will have a great influence and vice versa."
Friday, 15 February 2013
As he recovers from a knee reconstruction, Robbie Gray is elevated into the Power's leadership group for the first time in 2013, joining Hamish Hartlett, Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove, vice-captain Brad Ebert and skipper Travis Boak.
"When you can't help the guys out on the field you want to maybe help out some of the younger guys and that's something I tried to do a bit last year obviously not being able to play," Gray said.
"Nothing will really change for me though, I'm still focusing on getting my body right and being back and just helping the team improving this year."
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Port Adelaide players who were on holiday with John McCarthy question whether they could have prevented his death.
The players, including Brett Ebert, Travis Boak and Hamish Hartlett, were receiving grief counseling.
"I don't want the impression out there that these lads just left one of their mates to roam around," Power CEO Keith Thomas said.
"As soon as they became aware (he was on his own), they made contact with him ... Unfortunately an accident happened."
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Port midfielder Hamish Hartlett to miss the next two games after the AFL Tribunal finds him guilty of striking Hawk Cyril Rioli in an off-the-ball incident.
Monday, 13 August 2012
Hawthorn star forward Cyril Rioli is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks with a shoulder injury after a physical clash with Port Adelaide's Hamish Hartlett.
Hartlett faces a week on the sidelines after being offered a one-match suspension for the off-the-ball strike on Rioli.
"We will be in better position to determine a timeline for Cyril's return when the injury site has settled and he resumes training," Hawthorn football manager Mark Evans said.
"Cyril will progress over the next few weeks as function in his shoulder allows."
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Port Adelaide has lost key players Hamish Hartlett and Jackson Trengove for at least a month with a hamstring tear and injured finger respectively.
"He's played every game this year and hasn't had a soft tissue injury for a couple of years, so it was just one of those things that happen in footy," Port's head fitness coach Cam Falloon said about Hartlett's injury.
"He's had a good attitude to recovery in the past so I've got no doubt he'll be back."
Friday, 18 May 2012
Matthew Primus has put the acid on Hamish Hartlett and Travis Boak, demanding they start to perform.
"We need him to develop quickly… Hamish is certainly not happy where he's at at the moment," he said.
"Travis has been going ok without setting the world on fire. We need a bigger output from them."
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Rising Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett signs a contract extension and declares finals action is not too far away for the Power.
"There was no doubt whatsoever that I was going to stay here at Port Adelaide," he said.
"I love the club and I've loved it ever since I arrived here … to be able to stay here in my home town with my family and friends was an added bonus.
"If we can keep stringing competitive efforts together, giving us the opportunity to win games, then we've got every chance to play finals as soon as possible."
Friday, 2 March 2012
Port Adelaide youngster Hamish Hartlett has been named captain for the NAB Cup clash against West Coast.
"He's got lots of other guys other guys who have played more games than him out there this weekend and we'll look for them to help him out in that regard," Power coach Matthew Primus said.
"It's the evolution of our squad and where it's at and it's a great little test for Hamish."
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett says 2012 could be his breakout season after overcoming recurring hamstring injuries.
"I still don't think I played my best football last year," he said despite winning the Power's Wanganeen Medal for the club's best player under 21 years.
"I've had a great pre-season and I've had a good couple of years of solid training, so I'm really hoping I can expand on last season and play some of my best footy.
"I expect to get the best out of myself this year."
Friday, 10 February 2012
Midfielder Travis Boak has been named Port Adelaide's vice-captain in a new leadership group under Dom Cassisi that also includes Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett.
"We've got a terrific leadership group assembled and now we're looking forward to developing and supporting them as quick as we can so that they can continue to drive and uphold the culture and values of this football club," Power head coach Matthew Primus said.
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett has joined in full training for the first time in more than six months.
"I played the majority of the year last year, I obviously want to continue that trend and try to play most games, if not all of them," Hartlett said.
"I still think I've got a long way to go in terms of my best footy at this level."
Monday, 4 July 2011
Port Adelaide onballer Hamish Hartlett says he is playing with an injured shoulder and expects to call an end to his season before round 22.
"I want to get a full pre-season under my belt. If that means cutting the season short for me by three or four weeks, then so be it," Hartlett said.
"I'm glad it's shoulders and not hamstrings and quads this year, to be honest. I have obviously had my fair share of soft tissue (injuries) over the last couple of years. Having a shoulder over a hamstring, I'll take that any day of the week.''
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Port's Hamish Hartlett has been fined by the club for drinking with friends on Sunday night.
"It was a quiet catch-up with mates, but a player's recovery must come first and his actions were outside of the standards the playing group itself has set," football operations manager Peter Rohde said.
"There is no doubt Hamish has learned from this experience, and we expect that he will make better decisions in the future."
Monday, 24 January 2011
Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett strained his right hamstring this morning at training and is expected to be out for 2 to 3 weeks.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Port Adelaide's highest ever draft pick has been ruled out for the remainder of 2010 after suffering a quad injury at training.
"Hamish is going to be a great player and it's disappointing not to have him out there for the rest of the year, but he'll get his body right and he'll come out better," teammate Travis Boak said.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Port Adelaide has secured the services of three key youngsters in Robbie Gray, Hamish Hartlett and Paul Stewart, all of whom have signed new deals with the club.
"I'm very settled here in Adelaide and have really enjoyed my first few seasons here at the Power," Gray said.
"We have an exciting young list that is eager to play finals football and I certainly want to be a part of that.
"The club picked me late in the draft and put a lot of time in developing me as a player and I am very thankful of that."
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Power youngster Hamish Hartlett will sit out the NAB Cup as the club tries to get him right for round one.
"Choco laid down the law after this most recent injury. He said I would only be training every second day and would never do two sessions in one day. I certainly won't be training hard one day and hard again the next. I'll be having one day off in between," Hartlett said.
"Obviously I'm not capable of putting up with the workload of a full AFL pre-season yet. It's something the club will work with me over the next year or two to overcome. I've got to do other things to keep my body in check and keep on top of it all."
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Exciting Port Adelaide midfield prospect Hamish Hartlett will miss most of his side's pre-season campaign after injuring his hamstring at training.
"It will be a four-weeker, so he won't be around for the start of the NAB Cup, but could play at some stage. He has to go through the rehabilitation process and will have two months to get himself right for round one," Power fitness coach Cam Falloon said.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Draftee Matthew Broadbent is in line for his Power debut, but Hamish Hartlett will miss four weeks with a hamstring injury.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Port Adelaide draftee Hamish Hartlett has re-injured his hamstring and is unlikely to return against Geelong this week.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Hamish Hartlett was one of very few positives for Port Adelaide in its heavy loss to the Swans on Sunday.
"That was one of the positives to come out of the game. He'd never been here before and he showed some great poise," Power coach Mark Williams said after the game.
"His goal in the first quarter was a fantastic kick under pressure when it looked like we were going to get nothing.
"It was nice that he went back and took control of it and kicked it through. He got a bit of possession, which is not bad and it's nice to have a little tick next to your name to say you played okay when the team was going poorly.
"I think it's a great trait and we hope to build on it."
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Port Adelaide youngster Hamish Hartlett's rapid AFL progress appears to have extended to his powers of recovery.
Hartlett's hamstring injury has been downgraded from a tear to a sprain and the young midfielder is expected to be available for selection this week against North Melbourne.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Port Adelaide's Jackson Trengove could make his return to football via the SANFL since severely tearing his hamstring 10 months ago.
"Everything that we see from Hamish Hartlett, Jackson has got too," Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams said.
"He's got that intensity and that desire. He wants to be something and it won't be a lack of trying on his part that stops him."
Friday, 20 February 2009
Port Adelaide's Hamish Hartlett has set himself modest goals in the 2009 NAB Cup against Sydney in Canberra.
"After watching a few of the other first-round draft picks out there, I don't expect too much first-up," said Hartlett.
"I'm just looking forward to getting used to the pace of the game and getting that first touch."