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Bradley Hill

Age: 29yr 4mth    Games: 211     Born: July 9, 1993     Origin: West Perth
Height: 182cm     Weight: 80kg     Position: Defender, Forward
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #33 2011 National Draft by Hawthorn Hawks
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Bradley Hill Biography

Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Bradley Hill opens up on Yokayi Footy, saying he feels his current form slump has placed him under the most pressure in his 10-year career.

"It hasn't been the start I wanted to (have) and I've got to get back to that workrate that I have and getting up and down the ground and working hard both ways," Hill said.

"(There's) probably a bit of pressure this year, sometimes it can be a little bit difficult, I probably haven't had this sort of pressure on me before so it's probably a funny one to have.

"I've got to block out that outside noise and listen to the people around me at the footy club, my coaches, teammates and I know they've got my back and are there to support me."

Monday, 10 August 2020
St Kilda coach Brett Ratten attributes Bradley Hill's average form to his teammates not giving him the ball.

Hill had another quiet outing against Geelong, registering just seven disposals in the 59-point loss to continue a slow start to his St Kilda career.

"When he is out in the open and has five, 10 or 20 metres on his opponent maybe give him the ball, because there is times there when he should get the ball and we are scratching our heads saying 'why aren't we giving it to him?" Ratten asked.

"I think he worked to some good parts of the ground and we didn't give him the footy."

Sunday, 8 March 2020
Bradley Hill is among a number of Indigenous players to attend the launch of a new program, Yokayi Footy, a joint partnership between NITV and the AFL.

"It was great to see what they're doing and to have the AFL jump on board and helping it out. I'm pretty excited to see what they do and hopefully, they can get me on one of their shows," Hill said.

"People can learn a lot more about the culture and the way Aboriginal people connect with each other and how close we are as people. I'm pretty excited to see what they do and what content they bring out."

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Jarryn Geary will lead St Kilda for a fourth season in 2020 with recruit Bradley Hill a fresh face in the Saints' leadership group.

The six-man leadership group will again include Seb Ross as vice-captain as well as Tim Membrey, Jack Billings and Dylan Roberton.

St Kilda captain Jarryn Geary says new Saints recruit Bradley Hill deserves to be in the club's leadership group for 2020.

"He should be proud of himself that he's come into a footy club and been able to slot into a leadership position straight away because it means he's had a massive influence on the playing group from day one," Geary said of Hill.

"We're lucky to have him, we were rapt to get him in the Trade Period and he's an extreme talent and he trains really hard and works his bum off."

Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Bradley Hill has joined a growing list of AFL stars raising money in aid of the Australian bushfire appeal by auctioning off his 2015 premiership guernsey.
Friday, 25 October 2019
Saints recruit Bradley Hill reveals that brother Stephen and Fremantle teammate Michael Walters were the only two people he told of his intention to be traded at the end of 2019.

"Actually, I was pretty honest with 'Sonny' (Walters), I pretty much told him straight away, so Sonny's known since halfway through the year," Hill said.

"Obviously, we're very close and he kept that to himself and I told my brother Stephen as well.

"It was a bit sad about me leaving, we played some good footy with each other. Sonny's always going to be a friend to me and a close mate."

Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Bradley Hill is finally a Saint, with the Dockers receiving picks 10 and 58 in the 2019 AFL National Draft, a future second-round selection and future fourth-round selection, as well as Blake Acres.

The Saints also receive a future third-round selection in return.

Acres became part of the trade negotiations on a whirlwind when the 24-year-old West Australian flew to Perth before passing a medical screening on trade Deadline Day.

Monday, 7 October 2019
St Kilda will continue to monitor an ongoing knee injury being managed by trade target Bradley Hill as the Saints ramp up negotiations with Fremantle to land the playmaker at Moorabbin.

Hill's medical testing at the Saints discovered a knee complaint involving meniscus damage that was carried throughout 2019 – despite the 26-year-old playing all 22 matches for the Dockers.

The Saints are comfortable with the status of the injury and it will not impact the $900,000 per season deal put forward to Hill.

Sunday, 6 October 2019
Nat Fyfe with his third Doig Medal to go with his second Brownlow Medal after being named Fremantle's club champion for 2019.

In a runaway result, Fyfe polled 272 votes, well clear of Michael Walters (238) and Bradley Hill (207).

Fyfe averaged a career-high 29.2 disposals per game in 2019 and kicked 16 goals, with his 33 Brownlow votes – including 16 in losses – illustrating his consistency.

Friday, 13 September 2019
Bradley Hill officially nominates St Kilda as his preferred destination for the 2019 NAB AFL Trade Period.

"Brad and myself have been trying to be totally transparent. We have worked with Fremantle and advised them as early as possible to give them traction in the trade period," Hill's manager, Colin Young, told News Corp.

"We advised them of the possibility of a trade in June or July and in late July or early August advised them he wanted to play with St Kilda. It was all done with the hope of getting to St Kilda."

Thursday, 12 September 2019
Fremantle has made it clear to St Kilda that its pick five will need to be involved in a deal for star midfielder Bradley Hill.

Hill is expected to take up a lucrative long-term offer with the Saints, worth as much as $900,000 a season, despite having two years to run on his Dockers contract.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Still contracted to Fremantle until 2021, Bradley Hill formally asks for a trade to Victoria.

Hill's manager Colin Young says his client had already flagged his intentions during the middle of the 2019 season to the club.

"Back in June-July we had a conversation with (football operations manager) Peter Bell that Brad, for family reasons, wants to move back to Melbourne," Young said.

"We've spoken to Brad about a few clubs and also looked at Fremantle's list to see what players they were looking for possibly in the trade that could facilitate a quick trade. We've got a couple in mind."

Monday, 19 August 2019
St Kilda is reported to be preparing to offer Fremantle midfielder Brad Hill up to $900,000 a season.
Thursday, 4 July 2019
Bradley Hill's manager has confirmed that Victorian clubs have contacted him about the Docker's playing future since his comments on Perth radio last week about his homesick girlfriend.

Hill also referred to the reports linking him to the Hawks as "rumours", but admitted his Melbourne-raised girlfriend was missing home.

"My missus is from Melbourne and we haven't really had that chat," Hill told 6PR radio.

"Obviously, she gets homesick every now and then, but she does spend a fair bit of time back home in Melbourne."

Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Ian Hill says he has received some good advice from his brother, Bradley Hill, on what it takes to make it as an AFL footballer.

"He just told me it's all worth it in the end when you get drafted, even if you have to move interstate … just embrace everything, so that’s what I'm doing," Ian said.

"He said, 'If you get a chance to get out there, just show everyone what you can do and why you got drafted'.

"I just have to take it step by step and learn as much as I can and work hard. That will make me a better footy player and a better person."

Monday, 27 August 2018
Bradley Hill shuts down speculation he is seeking to leave the Dockers.

"I'm really enjoying my footy here and being back home with my family and friends, it's something I'm enjoying," Hill said.

"I'm about to start my business over here in Perth as well, so I'm enjoying that."

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he would be shocked if star wingman Bradley Hill wanted out of Fremantle.

Rumours have swirled recently about the 2017 Doig medallist and former Hawthorn triple premiership player's future, with talk he might be looking to return to Melbourne.

"He's opened up a pilates business, his girlfriend Sam is thrilled here, he came home for family, he's playing with his brother, he's been super for us," Lyon said.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Bradley Hill breaks his silence after being dumped from Fremantle's leadership group and suspended by the Dockers, admitting he made an error of judgment at a Scarborough nightspot earlier this month.

"Obviously it wasn't the greatest thing to happen, I did a silly thing and I'm not happy about it," a remorseful Hill told radio station Nova 93.7.

"The only thing I can do now is get back out there and play my best footy for the club and help them out as much as possible."

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Bradley Hill is dumped from Fremantle's leadership group and banned for one AFL match after his brush with the law at a Scarborough nightspot.

The Dockers have also slapped Hill with a $5,000 fine – with an additional $5,000 suspended – and ordered him to undergo alcohol education.

Hill allegedly breached a police move-on notice and gave a false name after trying to jump a barrier when he was refused entry to a licensed venue about 10.30pm on Sunday, May 6.

Thursday, 10 May 2018
The Dockers have confirmed Bradley Hill is under police investigation for breaching a move on notice and giving a false name after being refused entry to a licenced venue for trying to jump a barrier at about 10.30pm.

"We are disappointed with Bradley’s actions on the night and his behaviour is at odds with a player who is in our leadership group," Fremantle general manager of football operations Chris Bond said.

"Bradley is currently on club approved leave and has been recalled to the club so we can further discuss his version of events."

Thursday, 8 March 2018
Brad Hill is in doubt for the start of the 2018 season after suffering a calf tear at training.
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Alex Pearce has been added to an expanded Fremantle leadership group in 2018, which will be led by captain Nat Fyfe for the second season.

Bradley Hill the other new addition to the group after an outstanding first season with the club.

Michael Walters, Lachie Neale, David Mundy and Aaron Sandilands retained their leadership roles, while veteran defender Lee Spurr was the only player to make way from the 2017 group.

Thursday, 18 January 2018
Top draft prospect Ian Hill's second cousins, Stephen Hill and Bradley Hill, are stars with the Fremantle Dockers.

But it was only recently that Ian had met his famous relatives in person through a dinner was organised through the Hill brothers' manager, a teacher of Ian and some help from the Dockers' recruiting team.

"Our grandfathers are brothers, which makes us second cousins. I was a bit nervous at first when we met, but I got used to seeing them and because Bradley is the loud one he really makes you feel comfortable," Hill said.

"We talk a fair bit of footy and he's told me to play my normal game and go for it. It would be good to make it to the AFL like they have done, and they've achieved a lot through their careers. It would be amazing."

Saturday, 13 January 2018
Ed Langdon says he is using teammate and Fremantle club champion Brad Hill as the barometer for his own performance at the club.

"Brad Hill's been huge for me last year and again this pre-season," Langdon said.

"I'm picking his brains as much as I can and I try and train with him to pick up those patterns that he runs.

"I just want to have an injury-free year and improve as much as I can."

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Brad Hill refuses to offer an explanation for why he didn't Fremantle's 2km time trial last month.

"I just didn't do it. I don't know, I don’t have a reason for it, but I'll do it definitely when we get back from the Christmas break," Hill told reporters.

Then he added, tongue-in-cheek: "Think they just wanted a new winner, so they gave me a rest".

Sunday, 8 October 2017
Bradley Hill wins the Doig medal as Fremantle's best and fairest in his debut season for the club.

Hill, who was one of four Dockers to play every game this season, polled 158 votes to win the award ahead of runner-up Lachie Neale by 23 votes.

"Maybe being home and being happy. I've got all my family and friends around me and I'm just enjoying life," Hill said.

"I played some alright footy, and I was pretty consistent I thought and I want to keep improving on that.

"I probably thought I would've had to take my time to fit in and start gelling with the boys, but it happened pretty quick."

With three premiership medallions in his trophy cabinet, Bradley Hill already enjoyed bragging rights over his brother Stephen.

But after adding the Doig Medal to his collection on Saturday night, the speedy Fremantle wingman joked that his elder brother might expect some more cheeky banter.

"He's been trying, but I got one before him so I reckon he'll be a little bit flat about that," Bradley said with a laugh.

"It's something me and him can have a little banter with.

"Stephen's been a terrific player for this footy club, he's been very consistent, and he could have won one of these easily."

Monday, 6 February 2017
Even as a veteran of AFL/AFL Players' Association Indigenous All Stars camps, Bradley Hill was still learning about his people's culture on last week's trip to far north Western Australia.

Hill joined 54 other indigenous AFL players who flew to Broome for the four-day camp, which focused on personal and cultural development as well as industry education.

For the 23-year-old Fremantle recruit, who has previously been to Alice Springs and Perth with the All Stars, visiting the Kimberley region for the first time was an eye-opener.

"All Aboriginal cultures are different, so we saw how they do things," Hill said.

"All the indigenous people speak a different language and go about it in a different way.

"The dances are different no matter what community you're in.

"I've learned that they've got skin groups with people you can marry and who you can't and who your family are.

"That was the first time I've heard about it. It's pretty interesting."

Friday, 14 October 2016
Fremantle recruit Bradley Hill is looking forward to facing off against former Hawthorn premiership teammate Sam Mitchell in a Western Derby next season.

Hill completed his dream trade from Hawthorn to Fremantle, while Mitchell was traded to West Coast.

"(Playing against Mitchell) will be pretty cool actually," Hill said.

"Mitchell can sometimes get a little bit lippy. It will be awesome if we do play each other in a derby.

"I sent Mitch a message this morning, (given) he'd be in Perth and we can catch up, maybe.

"Obviously I've played a lot of footy alongside him."

Thursday, 13 October 2016
Bradley Hill officially joins his brother Stephen at Fremantle on a three-year deal after the Dockers gave up pick No.23 in this year's NAB AFL Draft to Hawthorn.

"Bradley informed the club he had a strong desire to return to Western Australia and play with his brother at Fremantle," Hawks list manager Graham Wright said.

"We have worked closely with his management and Fremantle to facilitate a deal that we feel benefits everyone involved.

"He has been a great servant to this club and leaves a triple-premiership player.

"We would like to thank Bradley for his contribution to the Hawthorn Football Club and wish him all the best in the future."

Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Bradley Hill is set to have a medical check with Fremantle in Perth this week with no guarantees on a trade given he is contracted for 2017.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Bradley Hill says it was a weight off his shoulders when his meeting with Fremantle coach Ross Lyon about a potential return home to Perth became public last week.

The West Australian will wait until the end of the season to make a decision on his future, after a quest for a fourth consecutive flag is complete.

"I haven't made any decisions on what I'm going to do," Hill told Channel Nine.

"I'm still just focusing on playing for Hawthorn, keep playing the best I can to help out the team. Whatever goes on after that we'll work out after the season's done.

"It probably took a little bit of weight off my shoulders (when the meeting became public)."

Saturday, 23 July 2016
Bradley Hill is reported to have had a meeting with Fremantle coach Ross Lyon, a meeting which Lyon has chosen not to be coy about.

"I will say is the two clubs have gone about this situation the right way, and we're both comfortable at where it sits at the minute," Lyon said.

"At the end of the day, he's a contracted Hawthorn player, and I'd like to respect that and leave it at that."

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the club is open to trading Hill at the end of the season.

"We've been aware of it for five or six weeks. Bradley's spoken to us about it. We just want to work through it as a footy club in a mature sort of way," Clarkson said.

"We're not going to let him go easily by any stretch, but we'll try to accommodate it if a type of deal can be reached at the end of the year."

Monday, 27 June 2016
Bradley Hill is fined $1000 but has avoided conviction over a nightclub altercation during the pre-season.

Hill appeared in the Dandenong Magistrates Court on Monday after being charged with one count of unlawful assault following an incident at Empire Club in Narre Warren in the early hours of Sunday, January 24.

Hawthorn has matched the fine, with that portion of the money to be donated to charity.

"Bradley has kept the club informed throughout this entire process and was counselled on the matter in January," general manager of football operations Chris Fagan said in a statement.

"The club has decided to match the financial sanction of the court and as such Bradley will donate $1000 to Step Back Think, a not-for-profit organisation focused on the prevention of social violence."

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Hawthorn has ruled out further sanction against midfielder Bradley Hill after he appeared in court and was fined $500 for driving while suspended.

The club says the 22-year-old was unaware his licence was suspended when randomly stopped late last year and he informed the club of the incident at the time.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Brad Hill is charged with assault following an investigation into an alleged altercation during the pre-season on January 24.

"Bradley has kept the club informed throughout this entire process," Hawthorn football manager Chris Fagan said in a statement.

"The leadership group has already met on this matter and has decided that no sanction will be applied at this stage.

"The matter is now before the court and any sanction is in the hands of the judicial system."

Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Hawthorn has confirmed one of its players is assisting police in an investigation into an off-season altercation.

It has been reported 22-year-old premiership star Bradley Hill is the player involved in the investigation.

"Hawthorn Football Club is aware that one of its players is assisting police in an investigation into a report of an alleged altercation on January 24," the club said in a statement.

"As the matter is under investigation the club will not be making further comment at this time."

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Bradley Hill will miss the start of the season after suffering a wrist injury in the Hawks' intraclub match this week.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Stephen Hill admits he can't help but feel a tiny bit jealous about his brother Bradley's two AFL premierships.

"My brother's won a couple of premierships, and seeing him have them just drives me even more," Hill said.

"Maybe a little bit (jealous). But I'm proud of him as well. It just really drives me to hopefully be able to get there and have a premiership one day."

Monday, 16 February 2015
Bradley and Stephen Hill will play together in the same side for the first time since the juniors when they headline the Indigenous All Stars squad's clash with West Coast at Leederville Oval.

"Obviously I thought about it when I was younger. Growing up I always wanted to play with my brother," Bradley said.

"I was little compared to everyone else. I remember I was running around on the field and couldn't get the footy.

"Stephen was the best player in his team growing up. It was good to run out there with him."

Thursday, 26 June 2014
Bradley Hill is tagged for the first time in his career by Magpie Brent Macaffer in the Hawks' 29-point win over Collingwood.

"When he came up to me I thought this is going to be a pretty tough day," Hill said.

"I saw it as a challenge and I tried to use my strength, which is running, and I tried to run him around.

"I found it pretty difficult. It was a good experience and hopefully I can just keep improving."

Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Bradley Hill re-signs with the Hawks until the end of 2017.

"I feel privileged to play with Hawthorn for another few years," Hill said.

"Obviously being part of a successful team makes it a lot easier to be happy in a team environment when you're winning all the time.

"(But) I love my teammates, my coaches; they all make you feel welcome when you first arrive.

"I love playing footy for the club."

Saturday, 5 April 2014
Brad Hill has underlined his growing importance to the Hawthorn midfield with the first 30-possession haul of his career.

Hill, 20, was one of the Hawks' best players in their 58-point demolition of Fremantle, helping to dismantle the Dockers' on-ball division with his pace and silky foot skills.

"He's a great kid, he gives us great energy on the ground and off the ground," Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said.

"He's a very, very popular member of our footy club, he's been pretty important to our whole club really."

Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Isaac Smith outruns beep-test stars Billy Hartung and Bradley Hill to win the club's first pre-season 2km time-trial at Box Hill City Oval.
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Stephen Hill and Bradley Hill are set to become the first pair of brothers to play against each other in an AFL/VFL Grand Final since 1912 after when the Hawks and Dockers face off against each other in the 2013 decider.

"It's pretty exciting for both of us. Mum's really proud and happy and really looking forward to this week," Stephen Hill said.

"We were pretty close. Always out in the front yard kicking the footy. We were always pretty close.

"Sometimes it's hard not having him here. I miss him a little bit. But he's really enjoying it over there, and it's good seeing him play some good footy."

Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Bradley Hill re-signs with the Hawks until the end of 2015.

"The club just feels like home to me," Hill said.

"I was a little homesick when I first got here, but once I got to know the boys a bit better that went away pretty quickly.

"Someone like Cyril (Rioli) went out of his way to make me feel welcome in the early days, which was really good.

"So it's great to know I'll be here for the next two years now. The team is going well and hopefully I can be part of some on-field success."

Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Bradley Hill becomes the second young and fast Hawthorn midfielder to earn a nomination for the 2013 AFL Rising Star award after tallying 17 disposals and 2 goals against the Crows in round 6.

"Bradley's hard work in the pre-season has been rewarded with him featuring in all six games this year, and we're pleased with how he's developing and maturing as a player,'' Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said.

"It is a great feature of our team that young players such as Bradley, along with Jed Anderson and Taylor Duryea, have all contributed to the side with solid performances this season.''

Thursday, 12 July 2012
Bradley Hill wanted only one thing on draft day - not to be drafted alongside brother Stephen at Fremantle.

"I wouldn't have wanted to go to Fremantle," he said.

"I didn't want to play with my brother, just because people might have judged me against him more if we were on the same team."

Saturday, 21 April 2012
Bradley Hill makes his AFL debut for Hawthorn with 2 disposals (a kick and a handball) and a tackle in a 5-point loss to West Coast.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Young Hawthorn wingman Bradley Hill will make his debut in the big clash against West Coast in his hometown.

"I didn't think I'd play in my first year. I thought it would be more of a learning thing, and getting into the routine of AFL life," Hill said.

I'll get to see my family and friends; they won't have to travel over here [to Melbourne] to come to the game. It should be a good day. I'm excited, not nervous."

Friday, 30 December 2011
Young Hawthorn draftee Bradley Hill is expected to be charged in relation to a speeding violation in Perth.

Hill is reported to have attempted to evade police instead of pulling over by driving over to a friend's house.

Friday, 25 November 2011
Hawthorn was thrilled when Bradley Hill - brother of Fremantle jet Stephen - slipped through to their first pick in Thursday night's draft.

"He averaged 22 or 23 possessions in the second half of the year compared to 17 or 18 in the first half," Hawthorn list manager Graham Wright said.

"We saw in the championships he gets to the right spots a lot but he needs to start commanding the footy a bit more and he acknowledged that when we interviewed him."

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