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Key Facts

Full name
Norman Hillard

Known as
Norm Hillard

3 June 1915

24 April 1986 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 91d
Last game: 30y 356d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 25, 14
Fitzroy: 3, 8

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1939)

Norm Hillard

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1933, 1936-193732571.7841%18.005.000
V/AFL1933, 1936-1937, 1939-1946126690.5552%18.005.001
Total1933, 1936-1937, 1939-1946126690.5552%18.005.001

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,112th player to appear, 1,729th most games played, 1,549th most goals kickedHawthorn: 180th player to appear, 347th most games played, 113th most goals kickedFitzroy: 548th player to appear, 119th most games played, 321st most goals kicked

Norm Hillard joined Hawthorn from Carlton seconds and went on to give the Mayblooms solid rather than spectacular service, chiefly as a forward, in 32 VFL games in 1933 and 1936-7 during which he kicked 57 goals.

It was after crossing to Fitzroy, however, that he really came into his own, playing in the new position for him of centre half back. The high-point of his career was the 1944 grand final in which the ‘Roys defeated Richmond and Hillard was the best player afield. The Fitzroy phase of his career ran from 1939 to 1946 and saw him register 94 games and a dozen goals.

Author - John Devaney


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


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