Stephen GILHAM


Age: 34yr 9mth Games: 114 Born: Sep 02, 1984
Height: 191cm Weight: 90kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Former Hawthorn premiership defender who struggled a touch in his first year here. Played a variety of roles but expected to settle back in defence. In much better condition than he was 12 months ago, aside from a slight ankle injury he picked up two weeks ago.

2014 NAB Cup:   No senior appearances but did well at reserves level at the weekend. Giants need his experience.

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 PM Controlled the back half and didn’t give an inch. -
2 NEAFL Locked down well on Darren Ewing. -
3 NEAFL Showed good leadership in defence. -
4 NEAFL Captain consistent, very solid. -
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL Typically solid down back, collected 24 possessions. -
7 Rested.
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Rich Had Griffiths in defence and had his hands full with the Tigers height and bulk. 4
11 NEAFL Dropped after a poor game last week and was solid. -
12 NEAFL Provided good rebound from defence. -
13 Hand.
14 Hand.
15 Hand.
16 Hand.
17 Hand.
18 Hand.
19 NEAFL Did what he had to down back. -
20 NEAFL Kicked six goals in his best game for the year -
21 NEAFL After six goals last week, swung to defence and excelled. -
22 NEAFL Solid game down back. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Struggled on Pyke at times and made mistakes. Got better late.. 6
2 Port Kneed in head early. Not all that noticeable before being subbed off. 3
3 StK In defence was under steady bombardment. On young Lee 4
4 Melb Had to give away height and kilos down back and had trouble. 4
5 Didn’t play for UWS Giants.
6 Ess A good contributor deep in defence. Spoiled well and added experience. 6
7 Adel Had a reasonable share of the ball but overpowered by Crow talls. 4
8 Haw Broke even on Gunston. 5
9 WCE One of his better performances since joining the Giants. 6
10 Didn’t play for UWS Giants.
11 Geel Battled Podsiadly who caused him some problems at times. 4
12 NEAFL Did a pretty serviceable job in defence. Solid throughout. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 NM Had Tarrant most of the time and kept him pretty well under wraps. 5
15 WB Took eight marks and offered some important poise in the backline. 6
16 Syd Out-sized in defence and not aided by the ease of Sydney’s ball use. 3
17 Back.
18 Back.
19 NEAFL A leader on field and used the ball well. -
20 NEAFL One of the Giants better performers down back in big loss. -
21 Bris Just 11 touches and responsible for Staker (three goals). 5
22 NEAFL Clinical leadership display to rally the troops. -
23 GCS Another defender who toiled hard with the volume of ball coming in. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

3 VFL Got through the game unscathed. OK game. -
4 VFL Got through OK down back. Not far off. -
6 VFL Got through another game OK. Still a few weeks off. -
7 Melb Didn’t have a lot of work in a satisfactory return. 5
8 Frem Matched on Clarke. Did his bit. 5
9 Rich Not a factor. Will improve but needs to as club battles quality forwards. 2
11 VFL Beaten by Jones and seemed to ‘switch off’ at times. -
12 VFL Restricted Gumbleton but had a bit of support. -
15 VFL Did what was asked down back without much fuss. -
16 WB Late inclusion did what he had which wasn’t much, particularly after half time. 4
18 VFL Pretty good display at full back. -
19 VFL OK down back. Won a bit of ball for a key defender. -
20 Port Late inclusion and spent the majority of the day on Westhoff. OK. 5
21 GCS Low key game in defence. 4
22 VFL Pressed his claims for a call up with a good effort. -
23 VFL Competed well in defence. Copped a late knock though. -