Adelaide, South Australia
A beautifully balanced midfielder, Hamish Hartlett is an important cog in the Power’s midfield set-up. An AIS-AFL Academy graduate, Hartlett played senior football with West Adelaide prior to being selected at pick four during the 2008 National Draft.
In his first two seasons for Port, Hartlett managed 15 games, averaging an impressive 16.2 disposals. Seasons 2011 and 2012 saw him play a further 31 games collectively and Hartlett began to form a more consistent spot in Power’s growing midfield, gaining experience and maturity in what was a senior midfield.
After a breakout season in 2013, perhaps his best football was played in 2015. In this year, Hartlett made a partial transition to the half-back line where his rebound and execution of the ball was imperative to his side’s counter-attack. His outstanding leadership was also recognised through his elevation to Vice-Captain at the season’s end.
Despite celebrating his 150th game early on, Hartlett’s 2018 season was derailed early when he suffered a season ending knee injury, with ongoing problems also hampering the first half of 2019. However Hartlett remained a respected leader on and off field and maintained his place in the leadership group, while working off-field on the coaching side of the game.
2020 has seen Hartlett produce perhaps his most consistent and damaging football in a side which is threatening for a Premiership.