Sam GRIMLEY

#54  

Age: 28yr 7mth Games: 7 Born: Jan 03, 2021
Height: 199cm Weight: 91kg Position: FWD/RUC

2016 Digest:   Won back-to-back Frost Miller medals as the VFL's leading goalkicker but was unable to break into Hawthorn's lineup. Lacks versatility but hopefully for the Bombers, his delisting will have ignited a fire to make him work harder.

2016 NAB Cup:   Has shown capacity to kick goals in intra-club but ball not down there in NAB Challenge games.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1   Played in VFL trial against Footscray.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Richmond.  
3 VFL Three goals in a lively performance up forward. Faded as game wore on.
4 VFL Provided a target up forward and ended with a goal. Needs to improve on that.
5 Coll Made the most of his and was rewarded with two goals in debut game for second club. 5
6 Carl Came to life in final term to kick a goal. To that point was very quiet. 3
7 VFL Struggled to find the ball at all in first half. Couple of goals very late in piece.
8 VFL Seven marks, three goals and three tackles was a reasonable effort up forward.
9 VFL Four marks but no goals and struggled to get a hand to the ball most of the day.
10 VFL Unable to get into things but delivery wasn’t the finest.
11   Hand.  
12   Hand.  
13   Hand.  
14   Hand.  
15 VFL Five contested marks and 2.3 from nine kicks. Teased at times.
16 VFL Played down back. Good for three quarters but appeared to tire late. Six marks.
17 VFL Used down back again but struggle to get into the game. Play reading questionable.
18 VFL Six marks but Cats swamped him throughout.
19 VFL Bye.
20 Geel One goal but couldn’t get near it up forward for most of the day. Two marks, five kicks. 2
21 GCS Kicked early goal but had next to no impact other than that. 3
22   Senior emergency.  
23   Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.  

2015 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

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3 VFL Kicked four goals and was a handful all afternoon.
4 VFL Spent time in attack and ruck. Just fair.
5 VFL Bye.
6 VFL One goal and 17 hitouts splitting time between forward/ruck.
7 VFL Kicked three but workrate needs to improve to take next step.
8 VFL Marked well in attack and gave Hawks a good target.
9 VFL Kicked his two goals but wasn’t a big factor.
10 VFL Kicked two goals but was hardly sighted otherwise.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Combined well with Sicily to destroy Williamstown. Five goals.
13 VFL One goal and 15 possessions. Workrate needed to lift.
14 VFL Kicked two goals but spent time up the ground on the ball.
15 VFL Big pack mark and goal after siren won the game. Two goals.
16 VFL Booted two goals and helped set up a few more.
17 VFL Struggled to have an impact in tough conditions.
18 VFL Struggled to get into the game in attack with eight touches.
19 VFL Back in form with four goals and looked revitalised.
20 VFL Kicked six goals in a dominant display in attack.
21 VFL Attracted lots of attention which cleared space for Sicily.
22 VFL Well held but still claimed share of goalkicking crown.
23 VFL Presented well again to end with two goals.
QF VFL Bye.
SF VFL Struggled to make an impact in attack. Well held.
PF VFL A few poor misses in another disappointing Grand Final display.
GF    

2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1   Box Hill didn’t play.  
2   Didn’t play for Box Hill.  
3 VFL Kicked three goals and was a good target in attack.
4   Didn’t play for Box Hill Hawks.  
5 VFL Worked hard and had his moments but wasn’t his best.
6 VFL Threatened to be the game breaker but had a ‘nearly’ day.
7   Rested.  
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL In and out of the game in attack. Needs to lift.
10 VFL Moved into the ruck after half time and was excellent.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Kicked three goals and was the Hawks’ main avenue to goal.
13 VFL In everything early but conditions didn’t suit in second half.
14 VFL Just the eight possessions and a goal.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Kicked two goals, but just the four possessions.
17 VFL Just six touches in attack but kicked two handy goals.
18 VFL In and out of the game in attack. Kicked 1.4.
19 VFL Struggled to get into the game up forward.
20 VFL Tried hard but had no impact as a key forward.
21 VFL Kicked six goals in a dominant display up forward.
22 VFL Booted seven to tie for Frost Miller Medal. Massive outing.
23 VFL Booted four important goals and was a strong target.
QF VFL Bye.
SF VFL Marked well in attack but was slightly wayward with 2.3.
PF VFL Had a shocker in Grand Final loss. Just six touches.
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 PM Continued his good preseason form.
2 VFL Presented strongly at CHF. 15 disp. and three goals.
3   Senior emergency.  
4 VFL Presented well up from the forward line. Improving player.
5 VFL Tried hard but windy conditions made life tough.
6 VFL Presented well again and took some nice marks.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Continues to impress with his marking and work rate. Two goals.
9 GCS Goaled with first AFL kick inside opening 90 seconds. 4
10 Melb Took a couple of nice marks and moved well around the ground. 5
12 VFL Booted two goals and again moved well on return to VFL.
13 VFL Presented well again and did well in time in the ruck.
14 VFL A rare down day after a strong patch of form at all levels.
15 VFL Kicked the first goal for the Hawks, but had a tough day up forward.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Just the eight possessions in slippery conditions.
18 VFL Huge final term helped swing momentum Box Hill’s way. Four goals.
19 VFL Presented well up forward to take 10 marks. Just the one goal.
20 StK Still learning the caper but marked OK. 3
21 VFL Started well but only ended with six possessions and a goal.
22 VFL Used predominantly forward and kicked two goals.s
23 VFL Quiet day until kicking three final quarter goals to be the match winner.
QF    
SF VFL Kicked two early goals playing as a deep forward.
PF VFL Provided a strong target in the front half to end with three goals.
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

2 VFL Good battle in the ruck with Daw, faired OK.
3 VFL Struggled to have an impact as a key forward.
5 VFL Struggled to compete the required level. Poor outing.
11 VFL Did a few things but the conditions didn’t suit.
12 VFL Poor game and looked to be sapped of confidence.