Will HAMS

#41  

Age: 25yr 1mth Games: 14 Born: Jul 14, 2020
Height: 180cm Weight: 77kg Position: FWD

2016 Digest:   Knee injury sidelined him after Round 9 and with just three senior games for the season he was then delisted but was redrafted as a rookie. He can be a good ball-winner at his best and Essendon thought it was worth throwing him a lifeline.

2016 NAB Cup:   Form good in intra-club, but hasn’t shown in NAB Challenge. Good last week at VFL level.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1   Played in VFL trial against Footscray.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Richmond.  
3 VFL Played midfield inside midfield and like always applied himself to the task.
4 VFL Rated best afield with a clean 21-disposal performance in the middle.
5 VFL Early goal but copped big hit and shoulder injury hampered him for remainder.
6   Shoulder.  
7 VFL Comeback from shoulder surgery netted 28 disposals. Huge positive.
8 VFL Team-high six inside-50s and four tackles. Won plenty of the ball all day.
9 VFL Team-high 35 touches, five clearances and five tackles to be a key performer.
10 VFL Worked very hard in front half and midfield. Tackling and pressure a highlight.
11 Frem Kicked a goal in the final term. But it was all over by then. 3
12 Haw Nothing to write home about. 3
13 GWS Youngster did some good things in what was a great experience. Deserves another crack. 4
15 WCE Quiet. Couldn’t get into the game. 2
16 StK Goaled from a terrible lack of attention from Saints. Was a handy contributor. 5
17 Rich Defensive work in front half was strong at times and kicked a good goal. A blue-collar trier. 5
18 Bris Kicked an early goal and worked hard at half forward without really starring. 5
19 Adel Failed to make the distance with a set shot in the third term. 5
20   Senior emergency.  
21 VFL Laid six tackles and worked hard but ball didn’t fall his way enough. Four inside-50s.
22 VFL Four clearances and five inside-50s from 21 disposals. Handy effort throughout.
23 VFL Won plenty of the ball, laid six tackles and kicked 3.4

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

1    
2    
3 VFL 21 touches and 0.3, but threw himself at the contest well.
4 Coll Sub. On just before three-quarter time. Looked lively in last term. 2
5 StK On as concussion sub and had some touches then back later. 2
6 Frem Had a night to forget. Just one disposal after quarter time and got subbed out. 1
7 VFL Tried hard and threw himself into the contests. Fair.
8 VFL Injured early and played no further part.
9 VFL Struggled to get into the game for much of the day.
10   Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.  
11   Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.  
12 VFL Bye.
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15 VFL Bye.
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1   Hip.  
2   Hip.  
3   Hip.  
4   Hip.  
5   Hip.  
6   Hip.  
7   Hip.  
8   Hip.  
9   Hip.  
10   Hip.  
11   Hip.  
12   Hip.  
13   Hip.  
14   Hip.  
15   Hip.  
16   Hip.  
17   Hip.  
18   Hip.  
19   Hip.  
20   Hip.  
21   Hip.  
22   Hip.  
23   Hip.  
QF   Hip.  
EF   Hip.  
SF    
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Worked hard in midfield winning contested ball.
2   Senior emergency.  
3 VFL Attacked the ball hard and threw himself at the contests.
4 VFL In and out of the game but continued to work hard.
5 VFL Worked hard in close but wasn’t overly influential.
6 VFL Easily the Bombers best in midfield. Huge first half.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Battled hard but failed to have a great impact.
9 VFL Hardly sighted until a big third term ignited the Dons.
10 Syd Late inclusion as sub and only a few touches after coming on at half time. 1
11 Carl Sub came on in third term. Went to Simpson late in game. Crunched in ribs. 1
12 VFL Good early but influence waned after the main break.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Consistent combative effort in midfield even when his team was tiring.
15   Senior emergency.  
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Hard as a cats head all day. Burrowed in to get the ball rolling forward.
18 VFL Continued his good form in the midfield with great attack on the ball.
19 VFL Battled hard in close to help get the ball going Bombers way.
20 VFL Bored in but didn’t have the same impact he has had of late.
21 VFL Worked hard inside but was a bit scrappy by foot.
22   Rested.  
23 VFL Hard worker in close around the stoppages. Hard at the ball.
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF