David Hynes

David Thomas Hynes (born 31 March 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) between 1991 and 1997.

Not to be confused with David Haynes.
David Hynes
Personal information
Full name David Thomas Hynes
Date of birth (1967-03-31) 31 March 1967
Draft No. 24, 1988 national draft
Debut Round 1, 1991, West Coast
vs. Melbourne, at Subiaco Oval
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1990 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 121 (115)
1991–1998 South Fremantle (WAFL) 062 0(27)
1991–1995 West Coast 073 0(55)
1996–1997 Fremantle 013 00(4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Hynes started his career at South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Port Adelaide and was recruited by West Coast with pick 24 in the 1988 VFL Draft. He chose to remain with Port Adelaide for a time, playing in their 1988, 1989 and 1990 SANFL Premiership teams before making his AFL debut with the Eagles in Round 1, 1991 AFL season. From 1992 to 1995 he played finals football every year, including West Coast's 1994 AFL Grand Final win over Geelong.

Hynes was a versatile player who was used as a key defender, key forward or ruckman. Hynes crossed to rival club Fremantle in 1996 and spent two seasons with the club. When not selected by Fremantle during this time he represented South Fremantle in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and was a member of their 1997 premiership team, winning the Simpson Medal for the best player in the Grand Final.


 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
1991 West Coast 229475655111196380.
1992 West Coast 22171915132782107120611.
1993 West Coast 222114141679426110017790.
1994 West Coast 2213121094571515410900.
1995 West Coast 2213626648114368430.
1996 Fremantle 161243118591775112410.
1997 Fremantle 161003141030.
Career 86 59 51 636 392 1028 332 73 355 0.7 0.6 7.4 4.6 12.0 3.9 0.8 4.1 2

See also

1990 SANFL Grand Final


  1. "David Hynes". AFL Tables. Retrieved 30 October 2019.

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