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Greg Harding
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DOB
17/9/76
Height
185cm
Weight
85 kg
Junior club
Arrived
Traded from Fremantle at the end of the 2000 season for Daniel Metropolis and pick 51 (Dion Woods)
Number
Debut
Round 5 2001 vs Richmond
(139th Eagles player)
Games
9
Goals
0
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
N/A
Last app.
Round 22 2001 vs Port Adelaide
Departed
Retired at the end of the 2002 season
Other clubs
Claremont (WAFL) 1995-2004
Fremantle (AFL) 1996-2000

A dependable defender from Claremont, Harding has a solid career at Fremantle before crossing to West Coast at the end of the 2000 season.

Fremantle careerEdit

Originally from Claremont, Harding made his AFL debut in a derby in 1996, and played 69 games in the purple in five seasons. His best season came in 1997, when he played 18 games and finished in the top 5 in Freo’s best and fairest. After an injury-plagued 2000 season he shifted to the Eagles in a swap for Daniel Metropolis.

West Coast careerEdit

By the time he arrived at West Coast Harding’s body had just about given up on him. He played just 9 games in the forgettable 2001 season, all of them losses. He didn’t add to that tally in 2002, managing just 7 games for Claremont before requiring an ankle reconstruction.

Perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, Harding announced his retirement from AFL footy at the end of the 2002 season due to his chronic injury problems.

Post-AFL careerEdit

Harding had a bit of a reversal of fortune after leaving the AFL scene, winning a best and fairest at Claremont in 2003. He was a runner at West Coast for several years before moving into coaching. Harding spent seven years as the senior coach at Swan Districts, after a stint as that club's colts coach.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G
2001 9 0 0 31 10 32 63 8 11 Clar 6 0
2002 0 7 0
Tot 9 0 0 31 10 32 63 8 11
Avg 0.0 3.4 1.1 3.6 7.0 0.9 1.2

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/G/Greg_Harding.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Harding

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/127