Joel HAMLING

#21   Fremantle

Age: 25yr 11mth Games: 45 Born: Apr 09, 2021
Height: 194cm Weight: 90kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Bulldog premiership player returns to his home state and Fremantle sees him as permanent fixture in defence.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Geel Took Menzel for long periods. Looked shaky at times and was beaten in a few one-on-ones. 3
2 Port Took on Brett Eddy and won the contest conceding two goals. 6
3 WB Did a superb job on Cloke. Spoilt strongly and also took six marks. One of the best. 7
4 Melb Had Weideman covered but still offers closes thing to donuts in terms of rebound. Still did the job I suppose. 4
5 NM Did a good job on the last line of defence when the team was under huge pressure. 6
6 WCE Beaten by Josh Kennedy who kicked six goals and won the Glendinning Medal. 3
7 Ess Good job in defence. Had plenty of contests to win and performed well. 6
8 Rich Did a brilliant job on Riewoldt to keep him out of the game for a majority of the four quarters. Developing well. 8
9 Carl Quality defensive game. Rarely beaten. 7
10 Adel Did well to keep Josh Jenkins to three goals considering the weight of inside-50’s coming in. 5
11 Coll Won some vital contests in the final term when under enormous pressure. 7
12 Bris Kept Hipwood to one goal which was a win for him at least. Tough night in the office. 6
13   Bye.  
14 Geel Battled away down back against one of his old sides. Did what was required on Taylor and co. 6
15 StK Strong in defence again. Took seven marks. 7
16 NM Hurt a hip early on and was hampered for the rest of the day. Sent forward late to save a rotation. 3
17 WCE Looked sore but persisted. Conceded three goals to Kennedy. 4
18 Haw Stood tall in defence. His marking and contested work is important. 7
19 GWS Had Patton for most of the day, but did move opponents when necessary. Solid as always. 6
20 GCS Had his hands full with Lynch. The Sun kicked three goals. 4
21 Syd Shocking. Went on a different Swan when Franklin left the 50, but was beaten by all of them. 2
22 Rich Did a good job on Riewoldt for most of the game. 6
23 Ess Did a good job to keep Daniher to just two goals. 7

2016 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1   Played in VFL trial against Essendon.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Werribee.  
3 Haw A late in for Wood. Didn’t do much wrong but will struggle to hold spot. 5
4 Carl Battled away down back. Drew ire of Blue fans with heavy clash against Sumner. 4
5 VFL Steady enough down back in loss to Sandringham.
6 VFL Key back plugged away but was under pressure for most of the day.
7 VFL Hardly raised a sweat down back given weight of ball going other way.
8 VFL Did what he needed to down back. Steady without starring.
9 VFL Took a couple of nice contested marks and defended stoutly. Not much offensively.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Did his bit down back without starring. Find it tough to break into seniors.
12 Port Late call-up for the injured Adams, took on Westhoff and was OK. 3
13 VFL Defender did the job without starring. Typical 15-disposal effort.
14 VFL Bye.
15 VFL Used up forward in a surprise. One goal. Are his days as a defender numbered?
16 VFL Solid and steady. Doesn’t appear capable of rising above that level.
17 VFL Kicked a crucial goal in final term and grabbed six marks up forward.
18   Senior emergency.  
19 Geel Used forward and back. Didn’t win enough ball to hurt the Cats at all. 2
20 NM Defender began on Brown then had various opponents. 4
21 Coll Began against White. OK, but still developing. 4
22 Ess Awkward initial match-up on Fantasia, then had taller opponents. 4
23 Frem Had his hands full. The Dockers gave their forwards a good look at the ball. 5
EF WCE Massive task on Kennedy and excellent after the Eagle got an early goal. 7
SF Haw Started on Sicily then had other jobs down back. Handy contributor. 6
PF GWS Low-key defender on Patton. Steady enough. 4
GF Syd Had all-important job on Franklin and did as much as anyone could to stop the champ. 7

2015 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

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3 VFL Hand hands full in defence but took some good marks.
4 VFL Good worker down back. Only shaded a few times.
5 VFL Tried hard down back but wasn’t his best outing.
6 VFL Bye.
7 VFL Stood tall down back against former team.
8 VFL Did his bit down back when required.
9 GWS Important task on McCarthy and impressed down back. 6
10 Port Playing only his second game and didn’t look out of place in defence. 4
12 Bris Job on McStay, the Lions’ best tall forward, and had worrying moments. 3
13 StK Opponents ranged in size from Minchington to Bruce. Battled on. 3
14 Carl Took Casboult and did a fair job restricting him close to goal. 6
15   Back.  
16   Back.  
17   Back.  
18   Back.  
19 Port Late replacement for Johannisen, worked well with fellow defenders. 6
20 Melb Did a decent job down back but had plenty of support. 6
21 WCE Thrashed by Kennedy. 2
22 NM A few errors early. 3
23 Bris Lined up on Freeman. Won that duel. 6
EF Adel On Jenkins and Walker in first half and looked edgy at times. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 PM Worked hard across half forward.
2 PM Quiet day in VFL trial win.
3 VFL Had some good moments early until a corked thigh slowed him down.
4 VFL Chipped in with two key goals in win.
5 VFL Defended extremely well. Countless spoils and tackles.
6 VFL Good effort. Showing signs of strong development.
7 VFL Battled hard but was eventually shaded on the day.
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL Just the nine possessions and had little impact.
10 VFL Battled a bit down back with Pies forwards. Six touches.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Just six touches down back but was composed at times.
13 VFL Did well down back and spoilt well.
14 VFL Defended fairly well and is developing his game.
15 VFL Defended well as part of Cats’ back six to stifle Blues.
16 VFL Named Cats’ best, but had his hands full at times.
17 VFL Competed hard down back but wasn’t his best outing.
18 VFL Did well down back against resting tall early.
19 VFL Kicked a goal and did some decent things.
20 VFL 11 possessions and effectiveness was well down.
21 VFL Struggled against more seasoned bodies in defence.
22 VFL Defended strongly and continues to show a bit.
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2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 VFL Impressed up forward. Took a few grabs and moved well.
2 VFL Bye.
3 VFL Kicked five goals in a standout effort up forward.
4 VFL Down on last weeks output, but tried hard.
5 VFL Quiet first half then exploded to end with six goals.
6   Ill.  
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Did well in defence. Showed a cool head at times.
9 VFL Calming influence across half back in loss to Casey.
10   Ankle.  
11   Ankle.  
12   Ankle.  
13   Ankle.  
14   Ankle.  
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21 VFL Battled to get into the game across half forward.
22 VFL In and out of the game but ended with two nice goals.
23 VFL Did some good things in slipper conditions.
QF    
SF VFL Played as a key back and showed a bit.
PF VFL Showed a couple of glimpses as a key defender.
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 VFL Did a few smart things but needs to get more involved.
3 VFL Impressed down back. One of the Cats best.
6 VFL Had Watts and was beaten comprehensively.
13 VFL Used at both ends and continues to develop.
14 VFL Not his best game but conditions didn’t suit.
15 VFL Quiet game for large periods.
16 VFL Chipped in with two nice goals to contribute to win.
18 VFL Did well mopping up in the back half.
19 VFL Struggled to get into the game at half forward.
21 VFL Did well in patches to contribute to the win.
22 VFL In and out of the game. Minimal impact.
EF VFL Did a few nice things.