Hugh Goddard was drafted by St Kilda in the 2014 National Draft. Taken at pick 21, Goddard is a key position player who is strong and competitive in the air and at ground level.
Goddard made his AFL debut in Round 16, 2015, playing 8 games for the season. He added another game to his tally in 2016, however injured his achilles in that same game and was relegated to the sidelines for 12 months. After 4 years and 10 games with St Kilda, Goddard was delisted.
He was picked up shortly after by the Carlton Football Club with the first pick in the 2019 Rookie Draft, where the Blues see Goddard filling the void of a key tall down back.
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Good Blues News ? . @hugh_goddard will makes his debut for @carlton_fc this weekend after a string of great performances in the VFL. Awesome to see such hard work pay off! ???? Meanwhile, @l14m.jones has committed to the Navy Blues until the end of 2022 as @mattkreuz inks a new one year deal too! Huge! #TeamTLA