Tonight we review GWS (Greater Western Sydney) and Hawthorn statistics. Like Gold Coast Suns and Geelong, that we reviewed last time , the two clubs provide a stark contrast between the new and old established club. Like GCS, GWS has not been in the league for long enough to have 100 players! The club has less than GCS, only 74 game players and 62 goal kickers, but what they lack in quantity they make for in quality having made the preliminary final this year and missing out on the Grand Final by only one goal. The leading game player at the club Callan Ward passed 100 games at the club during the year, and 9 of the club’s Top 10 game players still remain at the club. It is the same with the Top 10 goal scorers with Jeremy Cameron a runaway #1 and nine of the Top 10 still with the club. The exception in both cases is Adam Treloar who defected to Collingwood at the start of the year.
At Hawthorn, Sam Mitchell climbed to #3 on the all time Hawthorn players list, passing along the such champions as Kelvin Moore, Don Scott, Chris Langford and Shane Crawford. Luke Hodge finished the year at #8, whilst Jordan Lewis (#12) and Grant Birchall (#16) also made the Top 20. In total, 12 current day players featured in the Top 100 game players at the club.
Whilst nine current day players featured in the Top 100 goal kickers for the club, only three finished in the Top 20 and none of these made the Top 10.
Jarryd Roughead would have added one more to both Top 20 lists, but unfortunately he did not play a game in 2016.