Stephen GILHAM


Age: 34yr 11mth Games: 114 Born: Sep 02, 2020
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.

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.