Ethan Hughes was selected with the 13th pick in the 2014 AFL Rookie Draft which was an outstanding achievement considering he only started playing Australian rules football when he was 15.
Hughes made his debut against Port Adelaide in Round 23, 2015 before having to wait until round 21, 2016 for his second AFL appearance. Hughes went on to be a part of Peel Thunders 2016 Premiership side.
2017 was a breakout year for Hughes who played 18 AFL games including a 30 possession, 15 mark game against St. Kilda in Round 15.
2018 was a frustrating year for Hughes who managed just five games due to injury and form issues but played his best game of the year in round 23 which will give him confidence leading into 2019.