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Gram, Dal Santo will be fit for GF

St Kilda's Lenny Hayes says Jason Gram and Nick Dal Santo pulled up well from Saturday night's preliminary final win

12:32pm  Sep 19, 2010

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3:24pm  Sep 1, 2010

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Lenny
Hayes

Height
186 cm
DOB
14-01-1980
Weight
85 kg
Debut
1999
Games
2014
3
Career
280
Goals
2014
0
Career
91
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
245
Avg
82
LennyHayes

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs:-
Clubs:-
Debut: Round 6, 1999 v Carlton
Recruited From: Pennant Hills/NSW-ACT U18
Brownlow Votes: 84

 

Season by season

Season by season

A champion of St Kilda Football Club and a universally respected member of the AFL community, Hayes was selected with pick No.11 in the 1998 AFL National Draft.  

The veteran had an interrupted 15th AFL season in 2013, but still managed to play 14 games and eight of the last nine, averaging 23 disposals for the year.  

Up until the penultimate round, the 2010 Norm Smith medallist was undecided on his future, but to the delight of the St Kilda faithful, he re-signed with the club for one more season.

Hayes remains ferocious in the clinches and regularly puts his body on the line for the sake of the team. He embodies everything St Kilda Football Club stands for.

One of the competitions finest inside midfielders and a champion of the St Kilda Football Club, Hayes was selected with pick 11 in the 1998 AFL National Draft.

A captain of the club, a Norm Smith Medallist (in the 2010 drawn Grand Final) and a three-time All-Australian, Hayes career is as decorated as any St Kilda player.

2012 was an incredible year for the ageless centreman, winning his third best and fairest after returning from what many believed would be a career-ending knee reconstruction in 2011. In addition to the knee setback, Hayes was diagnosed in the 2012 pre-season with a rare heart condition that has been operated on in the summer.

He led the Saints in tackles, hard-ball gets and handballs, and was second to Leigh Montagna for inside 50s. The stats don’t tell the full story however, as Hayes assumed the responsibility of mentoring the entire playing group in 2013, further justifying just how highly regarded he is within the club.

The veteran has played the sixth most games for St Kilda, and should he stay fit could be as high as third on this list by the end of 2013.

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Lenny Hayes is renowned as one of the competitions best inside midfielders and has been a champion of the St Kilda Football Club in his decorated 13 years.

In addition to his great skills and impact, Hayes boasts fantastic leadership skills and during the 2012 season will hold a Leadership mentoring role for the entire playing group.

Hayes grew up in suburban Sydney and in 1998, was a standout player for NSW/ACT in the representative TAC Cup.

Selected by St Kilda with the first pick in the 1998 AFL Draft, Hayes made his debut the following year, earning an AFL Rising Star nomination in the final round of the season.

He is a two time best and fairest winner, and was awarded the Norm Smith medal at the conclusion of the drawn Grand Final with Collingwood in 2010.

In 2011, the 32-year-old suffered a season ending knee injury in Round 2 and underwent a second knee reconstruction since beginning his AFL career.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 12.3
    • Disposals 21.3
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 1.7
    • Tackles 6.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 81.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 GWS Giants Rd 2
Handballs 15 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Disposals 24 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Marks 5 GWS Giants Rd 2
Hit-outs 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Tackles 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 87 Adelaide Crows Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 68 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 GWS Giants W 95 - 88 10 8 18 5 1 0 1 5 0 0 79
3 West Coast Eagles L 83 - 58 8 14 22 0 2 1 0 6 0 0 79
4 Adelaide Crows L 50 - 136 9 15 24 0 2 1 2 8 0 1 87
5 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 27 37 64 5 5 2 3 19 0 1 245

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 280
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 10.9
    • Disposals 22.5
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 88.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Carlton Rd 7, 2003
Handballs 22 Western Bulldogs Rd 6, 2010
Disposals 38 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2006
Marks 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2004
Hit-outs 7 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2009
Tackles 14 Collingwood GF2, 2010
Goals 3 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2012
AFL Fantasy 159 Carlton Rd 7, 2003

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 St Kilda 27 37 64 5 5 2 3 19 0 1 245
2013 St Kilda 157 167 324 50 7 19 13 64 2 5 1215
2012 St Kilda 255 283 538 71 17 24 21 130 7 8 2092
2011 St Kilda 25 20 45 4 2 6 3 10 1 0 172
2010 St Kilda 341 344 685 93 41 44 36 177 9 10 2739
2009 St Kilda 310 306 616 95 49 28 24 139 5 6 2424
2008 St Kilda 256 322 578 105 4 30 33 143 5 12 2276
2007 St Kilda 229 204 433 84 1 22 17 108 4 8 1783
2006 St Kilda 133 91 224 48 1 9 9 50 4 3 935
2005 St Kilda 305 262 567 111 6 22 21 116 10 15 2276
2004 St Kilda 266 245 511 93 1 20 22 129 4 6 2068
2003 St Kilda 342 226 568 93 4 13 24 101 13 6 2190
2002 St Kilda 200 204 404 66 1 17 19 100 7 5 1614
2001 St Kilda 93 111 204 37 0 9 15 37 5 1 755

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

National Draft from NSW/ACT Rams: Pick #11, 1998 

AFL St Kilda: 263 games, 89 goals

Awards

AFL Awards

Pre-season premiership sides
2004, 2008

All-Australian
2003, 2005, 2009

Norm Smith Medalist
2010

International Rules Series
2003

AFL Rising Star nominee
1999

Morrish Medal
1998

 

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2003, 2010, 2012

2nd Best and Fairest
2002

3rd Best and Fairest
2004, 2005, 2008

Captain
2004

Co-Captain
2007

 

Facts

  • His family runs a pet food business