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Key Facts

Full name
Gregory Harding

Known as
Greg Harding

17 September 1976 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 196d
Last game: 24y 350d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Fremantle; West Coast

Jumper numbers
Fremantle: 32, 3
West Coast: 12

Recruited from
Fremantle (2001)

Greg Harding

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastAFL2001900.000%3.443.561.110

AFL: 10,676th player to appear, 3,093rd most games played, 7,432nd most goals kickedFremantle: 43rd player to appear, 77th most games played, 171st most goals kickedWest Coast: 139th player to appear, 218th most games played, 263rd most goals kicked

Greg Harding debuted with Claremont in 1995 and was picked up by Fremantle in that year’s National Draft. From the time of his Dockers debut in round four 1996 it was clear that here was a footballer of considerable assurance, calmness and poise. Had it not been for the frequency with which he succumbed to injury - he underwent no fewer than a dozen operations over the course of his six season AFL career - he might conceivably have developed into an out and out champion. Playing mainly off half back, he was a key contributor to Freo’s trademark ‘chip and draw’ style of play.

Between 1996 and 2000 Harding played 69 games and booted three goals for Fremantle. He crossed to West Coast in 2001 but continued to be beset by injuries a nd managed just nine games for the year before being de-listed. He continued to play for Claremont for another three seasons and had played 74 WAFL games and kicked one goal for the club by the time he retired.

Author - John Devaney


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


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