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Paul Harding
Hardingp
DOB
4/06/1964
Height
193 cm
Weight
98 kg
Junior club
Arrived
Traded from St Kilda at the end of the 1991 season for pick 12 (Rob Malone)
Number
Debut
Round 3 1992 vs St Kilda
(76th Eagles player)
Games
43
Goals
5
Honours
Premiership medal (1992)
B&F Top 10
1 (1993)
Best Finish
5th (1993)
Last app.
Round 13 1994 vs Collingwood
Departed
Retired at the end of the 1995 season
Other clubs
East Fremantle (WAFL) 1981-1986, 1992-1996
Hawthorn (VFL) 1987-1988
St Kilda (VFL) 1989-1991

Originally from East Fremantle, Paul Harding was a useful but undersized ruckman who narrowly missed out on being part of the inaugural West Coast squad when Hawthorn went to the Victorian Supreme Court to enforce their previous agreement.

Hawthorn and St Kilda careerEdit

After being told by the courts that his Hawks contract meant he could not play for the Eagles or his original club East Freo, Harding agreed to move to Hawthorn, but played only 11 games in two seasons. He was then traded to St Kilda as part of the first ever trade for draft picks, playing 62 games in three years before eventually returning to Western Australia.

West Coast careerEdit

His timing couldn’t be better. Harding arrived just in time to lead the ruck through the 1992 season, culminating in the team’s inaugural premiership.

His good form continued throughout 1993 when he played in 21 games. Unfortunately, he managed just six matches in 1994 and took no part in the side’s second successful finals series, although he did play in East Fremantle's flag that year. He remained on West Coast's list for 1995 but did not play a game.

Post-AFL careerEdit

Harding played one further season with the Sharks before retiring in 1996.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T WAFL Gm G
1992 16 2 3 144 61 73 217 10 EF 8 5
1993 21 3 4 167 76 80 247 13 0
1994 6 0 0 29 13 17 46 2 15 10
1995 0 13 5
Tot 43 5 7 340 150 170 510 25
Avg 0.1 7.9 3.5 4.0 11.9 0.6

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/P/Paul_Harding.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Harding_(Australian_rules_footballer)

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/1806

http://waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=2684