Widely recognised as the gem recruit of St Kilda’s ground-breaking 2019 trade period, Bradley Hill offered glimpses of his dynamic potential throughout the whirlwind 2020 season.
While the faithful salivated at the prospect of having the triple-Premiership Hawk ignite Marvel Stadium with his sheer pace and outside run, the relocation of the 2020 season to Queensland capped Hill’s appearances on the club’s home deck to just four.
The newly elected St Kilda leader’s gut-busting efforts up and down the wings – mostly between the Gabba and Metricon Stadium – were nevertheless a consistent staple of his 2020 campaign.
Despite topping the club’s high-intensity running numbers week after week, Ratten and the coaches were on occasion left to “scratch (their) heads” as to how Hill’s extreme work-rate wasn’t regularly rewarded with the Sherrin from his teammates.
The fast-paced wingman featured in both of the Saints’ finals appearances against the Bulldogs and Sydney, second only to Dan Hannebery when it came to the number of September outings (14).
Hill was originally selected with pick No. 33 in the 2011 draft by Hawthorn, before moving to Fremantle (2017-19) and then St Kilda.
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