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Key Facts

Full name
David William Hart

Known as
David Hart

3 March 1964 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 53d
Last game: 33y 153d

Height and weight
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
West Perth; South Fremantle; West Coast

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 36

Recruited from
West Perth (1984); South Fremantle (1987)

David Hart

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West PerthWAFL19837111.57
South FremantleWR1984-1986, 1989-1993, 199779841.06
West CoastV/AFL1987-1997184950.5263%11.524.292.6618
WR1983-1986, 1989-1993, 199786951.10

AFL: 9,828th player to appear, 815th most games played, 1,141st most goals kickedWest Coast: 29th player to appear, 31st most games played, 31st most goals kicked

Originally from Bruck Rock, David Hart joined West Perth in 1983, but after failing to establish himself there, he moved on to South Fremantle. The change of environment clearly suited him, as over the next three seasons he established himself as one of the toughest and cleverest rovers in the WAFL, earning inclusion in West Coast's inaugural VFL squad in 1987. 

Hart's 184 V/AFL games from 1987 to 1997 included the winning Grand Final of 1994, when Geelong was vanquished to the tune of 80 points. He achieved AFL All Australian selection the same year. In 1997 he played enough WAFL games to qualify to represent South Fremantle in the finals, and he was among the best players afield as the Bulldogs triumphed over East Fremantle in a derby Grand Final.

Author - John Devaney


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