Shane Hamilton

Shane Hamilton (born 18 August 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong and the Brisbane Bears in the VFL/AFL.

Shane Hamilton
Personal information
Full name Shane Hamilton
Date of birth (1970-08-18) 18 August 1970
Original team(s) St Arnaud
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988 1990 Geelong 27 (40)
1991 1995 Brisbane Bears 47 (30)
Total 74 (70)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Hamilton was only 17 when he made his league debut for Geelong and in just his third game kicked 7 goals 4 against Sydney at the SCG. He played six games in 1989 but four of them were finals, including the famed 1989 VFL Grand Final against Hawthorn where he kicked a couple of goals in a losing cause.

He finished his career in Brisbane where he spent five seasons at the Bears and got more regular game time than he did when he was with the stronger Geelong.

Hamilton now coaches the Huntly Football Club in the Heathcote and District Football League.


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