Hayden Lamaro

Hayden Lamaro (born 3 October 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Hayden Lamaro
Personal information
Full name Hayden Lamaro
Date of birth (1978-10-03) 3 October 1978
Original team(s) Euroa / Murray Bushrangers
Draft 30th selection, 1996 Draft
(Melbourne)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Position(s) Half back / Wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–1998 Melbourne 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Early life

Originally from Euroa in north-eastern Victoria, Lamaro played his junior football for Euroa Football Club in the Goulburn Valley Football League (GVFL).[1][2][3] Lamaro also played for the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup.[1][3] The left-footer had an outstanding 1996 season, representing the Victorian Metro side at the AFL Under 18 Championships,[4] being named in the TAC Cup Team of the Year[5] and winning the Bushrangers' Most Improved Award.[3]

AFL career

Described as an athletic players with excellent skills, Lamaro came to the attention of AFL recruiters.[4] He was drafted by Melbourne with the 30th selection in the 1996 AFL Draft.[4] Lamaro spent the entire 1997 season playing with the Demons' reserves before making his debut in the first round of 1998.[6] His first AFL game, however, was disappointing; he had only one disposal (a handball) and gave away two free kicks in a losing Melbourne side. Lamaro was dropped back to the reserves the following week and was only recalled back to the senior side in round 9 for a match against Essendon, after playing well in the reserves.[7][8] His second AFL match was little better than his first, again having only one disposal in another Melbourne loss. Again dropped back to the reserves, Lamaro failed to break back into the seniors for the rest of the season, although he was continually impressive in the reserves.[9] After only two disappointing matches in two years at the club,[10] Lamaro was delisted by Melbourne at the end of 1998.[11]

Post-AFL career

After being delisted by the Demons Lamaro returned to his old team, Euroa Football Club.[12] He played for Euroa from 1999 to 2008, playing his 150th match for the club in his final season with the club[13][14][15] and representing the GVFL on six occasions.[16] In the off-seasons, Lamaro played for Euroa Cricket Club, setting a record partnership in 2000.[17] During his time with Euroa, Lamaro was called up to play for Carlton's reserves side in 2002.[16] He ended up playing only one match in the reserves for Carlton and played the rest of the season with Euroa, winning the club's best and fairest award. After 10 seasons with Euroa, Lamaro moved to play with Craigieburn in the Essendon District Football League for 2009.[14][18][19] He spent only one season with the Eagles, signing on to coach Mernda in the second division of the Northern Football League.[16][20] Mernda hoped to play finals, with an aim of making it to division one,[16] but after a poor start to the season, the Demons finished fifth, missing the finals by one position.[21] Although a disappointing year for Mernda, Lamaro was impressive, regularly being the club's leading goalkicker.[21] Lamaro's contract was not renewed at the end of 2010[22][23] and he has signed on to coach Violet Town, a team which his father, Daffy, played 175 games for, in the Kyabram & District Football League for the 2011 season.[24]

References

  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (7th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 445. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. "Goulburn Valley Football League". Herald Sun. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  3. "Murray Bushrangers Football Club Honour Roll". SportingPulse. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  4. "The Draft – How Your Club Fared". The Age. 25 October 1996. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  5. "Murray Bushrangers". SportingPulse. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  6. Carroll, Lynda (30 July 2010). "From the vault: Season 1998 (pt 1)". Official AFL Website of the Melbourne Football Club. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  7. "YOUR CLUB". The Age. 12 May 1998. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  8. Niall, Jake (7 May 1998). "Demons learn to live with a rare luxury". The Age. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  9. "YOUR CLUB – Daily news on every AFL club". The Age. 19 August 1998. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  10. McNicol, Adam (10 June 2007). "Euroa aims to end drought". The Age. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  11. Niall, Jake; Rielly, Stephen (24 October 1998). "Unhappy Rock parts with North". The Age. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  12. Carroll, Lynda (21 September 2006). "Players still involved". Official AFL Website of the Richmond Football Club. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  13. "2008 Milestones". SportingPulse. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  14. "Sports Shorts". The Euroa Gazette. 28 October 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  15. "Recognition of Service since 1947". SportingPulse. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  16. "Mernda Announce Lamaro As 2010 Coach". Official Website of the Northern Football League. 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  17. "ALEXANDRA EUROA & DISTRICT CRICKET ASSOCIATION RECORDS" (PDF). Cricket Victoria. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  18. "COACH AND PLAYERS LIST 2009". Craigieburn Football Club. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  19. Higgs, Paddy (24 May 2009). "Craigieburn Eagles struggling". Hume Leader. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  20. Jolly, Laura (29 March 2010). "Let the NFL battle begin". Herald Sun. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  21. "2010 Division 2 Best & Fairest Preview". Official Website of the Northern Football League. 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  22. D'Anello, Luke (9 November 2010). "Man with a vision". Hume Star. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  23. D'Anello, Luke (30 November 2010). "Rivals to face off". Hume Star. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  24. "Lamaro jumps on coaching wagon". Shepparton News. 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
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