Liam Shiels (born 29 April 1991) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Shiels is a midfielder and has developed into a key member of the Hawthorn midfield.
Shiels playing for Hawthorn in June 2017
|Full name||Liam Shiels|
|Date of birth||29 April 1991|
|Original team(s)||The Basin / Eastern Ranges|
|Draft||No. 34, 2008 national draft|
Round 10, 2009, Hawthorn|
vs. Adelaide, at AAMI Stadium
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2011.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
After Hawthorn won the 2008 premiership the Hawthorn recruitment officer concentrated on the younger players in the 2008 AFL Draft. Shiels was a 2nd round selection (Hawthorn) No. 34 overall. He was the youngest player chosen that year. Shiels was still a high school student when he joined the Hawks; as a result, Hawthorn needed to obtain special dispensation from Shiels' high school in order to enable him to train during periods where training clashed with his afternoon classes.
Not expected to play in his first year, Shiels was training part-time and competing his schooling at Aquinas College Melbourne but after performances playing for Box Hill, Shiels was promoted to play against Adelaide. He played eleven games in his debut season.
Shiels and Josh Gibson were the only Hawthorn players to play every game in 2011.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honours and achievements
- Sebastiani, Paul. "Hawthorn hope to keep Shaun Burgoyne despite Suns' interest". The Australian. News Corp. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Liam Shiels' player profile at AFL Tables
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