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Hibberd tried to play on

“I felt my shoulder slide a bit and I sort of shook it off and it probably just kept happening for the next five minutes."

2:28pm Jul 19, 2017

2016 Review: Mitch Hibberd

“We always thought we’d try him up the field a bit more, so we did that in the last few weeks."

2:03pm Sep 27, 2016

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Mitchell
Hibberd

Height
192 cm
DOB
23-09-1996
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2017
Games
4
Goals
0
MitchellHibberd

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Clarence
Recruited from: Clarence
Draft: #33, 2015 National
Debut: Round 1, 2017 v West Coast

Strengths

- Versatility
- Endurance

Jumper Club Members

- Chapman + Co Accounting
- Ash Monro

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Mitchell Hibberd joined North Melbourne via the 2015 National Draft.

The midfielder, from Clarence in Tasmania, was terrific in the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, averaging 24 disposals a game.

He was one of the standouts at the Draft Combine, finishing high up in the order in both endurance events and sprints.

At 190 centimetres tall, he's able to play in multiple positions and is also strong overhead.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A debutant in the round one loss against the Eagles, Mitch Hibberd found himself playing in the VFL for a majority of 2017.

Strong form for Werribee led to a recall to the senior team for the round 15 clash against the Gold Coast, in which he did enough to retain his spot in the 22.

A breakout 22 possession performance from half-back in the close loss to Fremantle in round 16 had seemed to tighten his grip on his position in the team, only to suffer a season ending shoulder injury the following week.

2016

Development Manager, Ben Dyer

“We wanted him to play back to start off, because he’s played in defence in his junior footy but he’s tended to be freed up in defence a little bit.

“To get him to defend one-on-one and improve that part of his game was pretty important for him going forward. In the air he’s really strong and that’s a feature of his game.

“It was an interesting year for him from that perspective, getting used to defending in a different way, how to set up and obviously it’s a bit more complicated than what he’s dealt with before (in junior football).

“We always thought we’d try him up the field a bit more, so we did that in the last few weeks on the wing and he certainly found a lot more of the ball when he went there.

“He got used to the requirements of the wing with where to set up and where you need to run. We think long-term with his running endurance that he should be suited to a wing but also to work back in defence which can be his point of difference.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 55 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda W 95 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne L 123 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 116 - 30 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Hawthorn W 98 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 69 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans W 66 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 72 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants W 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle W 58 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Brisbane Lions W 141 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Geelong Cats L 96 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs W 75 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon L 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns W 95 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Sydney Swans L 98 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood L 130 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 41 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs L 85 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda W 94 - 117 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 4.5
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 11.8
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 40.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Fremantle Rd 16, 2017
Handballs 12 Fremantle Rd 16, 2017
Disposals 22 Fremantle Rd 16, 2017
Marks 7 Fremantle Rd 16, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Fremantle Rd 16, 2017
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 87 Fremantle Rd 16, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 North Melbourne 18 29 47 10 0 1 4 8 0 0 163

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 10
- Marks: 2
- Inside 50's: 2
- Time on Ground: 84%

NMFC Debut

Round 1, 2017 v West Coast
Venue: Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 4.6.30, 8.8.56, 11.10.76, 13.15.93
West Coast: 3.3.21, 9.8.62, 16.8.104, 21.10.136