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Key Facts

Full name
Derek Douglas Hall

Known as
Derek Hall

Born
29 November 1970 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 244d
Last game: 29y 214d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
West Perth; West Coast; Geelong; Peel Thunder

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 49
Geelong: 19

Recruited from
West Coast (1995); Geelong (2001)

Derek Hall

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West PerthWASFL1990-19941051641.56
West CoastAFL1993231.50100%6.001.001.500
GeelongAFL1995-200074741.0054%9.205.205.768
Peel ThunderWAFL2001-200350521.04
WAFL1990-1994, 2001-20031552161.39
AFL1993, 1995-200076771.0155%9.125.095.648
Total1990-20032312931.27

AFL: 10,446th player to appear, 3,123rd most games played, 1,402nd most goals kickedWest Coast: 85th player to appear, 248th most games played, 191st most goals kickedGeelong: 929th player to appear, 229th most games played, 112th most goals kicked

After playing basketball as a youngster Derek Hall made the decision to concentrate on football and was picked up by West Perth for whom he debuted, aged nineteen, in 1990. After an impressive first season he was drafted by West Coast at pick 64 but did not play an AFL game until 1993 when he managed just a couple of appearances. 

After spending the 1994 season back with the Falcons Hall was picked up by Geelong and went on to produce some of the best football of his career for them from 1995 to 2000. During that time he played 74 games and kicked an identical number of goals. Equally useful in midfield or up forward his basketball background perhaps contributed to his being strong overhead and he was very mobile and able to find space with seeming ease. Later in his time with the Cats he dropped down the pecking order and was no longer an automatic selection. 

In 2001 Hall returned home to Western Australia and played out the next three seasons with Peel Thunder. He later coached in Country Victoria.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.