Curtly Hampton

Curtly Hampton (born 10 March 1993) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was originally recruited by incoming AFL club Greater Western Sydney with one of their Northern Territory zone selections in 2010.[1] He was traded to Adelaide at the end of 2015, after 51 matches in four AFL seasons for Greater Western Sydney.[2] Hampton is originally from Alice Springs, and is the son of former politician Karl Hampton.[3]

Curtly Hampton
Hampton playing for Adelaide in April 2017
Personal information
Full name Curtly Hampton
Nickname(s) Curt
Date of birth (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993
Original team(s) Pioneers (CAFL)
NT Thunder (NEAFL)
Draft 2010 Northern Territory zone selection, Greater Western Sydney
Debut Round 1, 2012, Greater Western Sydney
vs. Sydney, at ANZ Stadium
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Position(s) Small defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20122015 Greater Western Sydney 51 (10)
20162018 Adelaide 09 0(2)
Total 60 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL career

Greater Western Sydney (20122015)

Hampton was one of the first players to be recruited by the Giants, using one of their Northern Territory zone selections in 2010. He had captained the Australian Institute of Sport academy team and was likened to former Adelaide star Andrew McLeod.[1] In February 2011, Hampton had the distinction of kicking Greater Western Sydney's first ever goal, in a match against an AFL Sydney under 21s side.[4]

Hampton made his AFL debut in Greater Western Sydney's first AFL game, in round 1 of 2012 against Sydney at ANZ Stadium, and went on to play 17 matches in his first year, playing both in attack and in defence.[5] Hampton established himself in 2013 as a running defender, a position he had never played prior to AFL level, playing 18 matches and considerably improving on his 2012 output.[6]

Hampton started well in 2014, starring at half-back for the first seven rounds before injuries derailed the latter part of his season,[7] including a shoulder injury that would keep him out for six weeks.[8] He then played just five games in 2015, dominating in the NEAFL but failing to make an impact when called up to the AFL side.[7] At the end of the season, Hampton decided to explore trade options and was ultimately traded to the Adelaide Football Club in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick.[2]

Adelaide (20162018)

Hampton's new start at the Crows was delayed by a foot injury that ultimately sidelined him for the entire season.[9] He made his debut for the Crows in Round 1, 2017 against his old side, the Giants.[10] On 18 July 2018, Hampton announced he was retiring from professional football.[11]

Statistics

Statistics are correct to end of 2016 season.[12]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Greater Western Sydney 217681508023052310.40.58.84.713.53.11.8
2013 Greater Western Sydney 2183316411728172580.20.29.16.515.64.03.2
2014 Greater Western Sydney 211121077818540390.10.29.77.116.83.63.6
2015 Greater Western Sydney 250035235815140.00.07.04.611.63.02.8
Career 51 10 13 456 298 754 179 142 0.2 0.3 8.9 5.8 14.8 3.5 2.8

References

  1. Balym, Todd (1 June 2010). "GWS sign three young stars including indigenous prodigy Curtly Hampton". The Daily Telegraph.
  2. "Curtly a Crow". gwsgiants.com.au. Greater Western Sydney Giants. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. Sleath, Emma (21 February 2012). "First goal for Curtly". ABC.net.au. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  4. "Greater Western Sydney Giants make winning start with a nine-point victory over an AFL Sydney under-21 sides". foxsports.com.au. Fox Sports. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. "Curtly Hampton - AFC.com.au". AFC.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  6. Dampney, James (5 November 2013). "Arrival of Heath sure to boost Giant Hampton's progress". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. Curley, Adam (16 October 2015). "Crows fans: Here's what you need to know about recruit Curtly Hampton". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  8. "Hampton To Miss Six Weeks". gwsgiants.com.au. Greater Western Sydney Giants. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  9. "Hampton To Miss 6-8 Weeks". TripleM.com.au. Triple M. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  10. "Match report: Crows make a giant statement". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. 26 March 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  11. {{http://www.afc.com.au/news/2018-07-18/hampton-retires}}
  12. "AFL Tables - Curtly Hampton statistics". AFL Tables.
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