NAB Rising Star winner 2010
Sydney Swans Premiership Team 2012
New Zealand Sydney v St Kilda Best on Ground medal winner 2013
All Australian Team 2013, 2015, 2016
Member of the 22under22 Team 2012,2013
AFL Coaches Association player of the year award 2015
Sydney Best & Fairest Runner-up 2016
Dan Hannebery is one of the AFL’s most elite midfielders. His ability to out-work his opponents and win the contested ball displays the quality and value he provides to the Sydney Swans. After growing up in Melbourne, where he played for the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC CUP, Hannebery was drafted to the Sydney Swans during the 2008 NAB AFL Draft. It did not take Dan long to settle into great form for the Swans, playing 7 and 21 games, respectively, across the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Furthermore, 2010 was a break-out year for Hannebery as he was awarded the 2010 NAB AFL Rising Star award – he averaged 20.5 disposals in his 21 games and kicked 9 goals for the year.
Dan continued to develop and better himself throughout his time at Sydney. His 2012 year was another stand-out year as he averaged 23.84 disposals across his 25 games, whilst kicking 10 goals. Hannebery was also an intregul part of the Swans’ 2012 premiership success in his consistent contribution in the team’s success during the year as well as his outstanding performance on the day. His courage to gut-run, run back with the flight of the ball and put his body on the line at each contest, is a true testament to his character and willingness to win for his team. He has developed remarkably as a player and leader.
Hannebery’s remarkable 2013 season saw him receive 21 Brownlow votes, placing equal fifth in the medal tally. After 24 games, Hannebery amounted an impressive average of 25.29 disposals a game and 17 goals for the season. After four fantastic seasons with the Swans, Hannebery took the next step in his football career as he made his first All-Australian Team whilst finishing fourth in the club’s Best and Fairest award.
Both the 2015 and 2016 seasons were sensational showings by Hannebery, consequently receiving consecutive All-Australian honours. His position in the AFL’s elite players grew significantly over the years, putting himself in a position of being one of the most robust and committed midfielders in the game. To date, Hannebery has played 193 games for the Sydney Swans and has amassed an impressive average disposal count of 24.8 disposals a game. Dan will now look towards the 2018 season where he will continue his Vice-Captaincy role and further, hope to help Sydney in their premiership campaign.