David Hale
North Melbourne: 129 AFL games, 119 goals
Hawthorn: 108 AFL games, 98 goals

David Hale played with both North Melbourne and Hawthorn in the AFL.

Hale was born in Hobart, Tasmania but moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland with his parents prior to his first birthday. His mother is Dutch.

Hale was recruited from the Broadbeach Football Club. He represented the Queensland Scorpions at U16 and U18 state championship levels before being taken at pick 7 in the 2001 AFL Draft by the Kangaroos.

Hale spent the 2002 season playing for the Murray Kangaroos in the VFL before making his AFL debut for North Melbourne in 2003.

In 2008 Hale lead the goalkicking for North Melbourne with 37 goals, including a career-best 8 goals against Geelong in Round 21.

In 2010 he was traded to Hawthorn in exchange for a 1st round draft pick.

In his first season at the Hawks, Hale played a predominantly forward role, and also provided relief to Max Bailey in the ruck. In 2012 with Bailey injured, Hale took the number one ruck mantle, rotating duties with forward partner, Jarryd Roughead. Hale enjoyed more time on the ball and used his mobility to have an impact around the ground.

Hale played in all three of Hawthorn’s victorious Grand Finals from 2013 to 2015. He announced his retirement on 6 October 2015.

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