Mitch Hahn

Mitch Hahn sits at No.14 on the Queensland AFL games list, having played 181 games with the Western Bulldogs from 2000-10.

A product of the Kedron Juniors via Windsor-Zillmere and winner of the League U14 B&F medal in his youth, he was taken at No.37 in the 1999 AFL National Draft and won the Dogs’ Best First-Year Player Award in 2000.

Having begun his League career as a close-checking half back flanker, he finished 8th in his club’s 2003 B&F before reinventing himself as an undersized key forward in his latter years, kicking 34 goals in 2008 and 38 goals in ’09.

A member of the Dogs’ leadership group from 2006-08, he played nine AFL finals and three times was within a game of playing in the AFL grand final only for the Dogs to lose the preliminary final in 2008-09-10. 

Known throughout his playing days for his astute football brain, he was always going to be a coach, and even while still on the playing list at Whitten Oval he served as a coach at Williamstown in the VFL in 2011.

In retirement has transitioned quietly but efficiently into coaching, serving as a development coach at Collingwood in 2012-13 before heading home to join the Brisbane Lions coaching staff in 2014, where he was utilised first as a development coach before taking charge of the backline.

A no-frills, no-fuss type admired by teammates and opposition alike, he’s been a wonderful servant of Queensland football and is now a more than deserving inductee to the Queensland Hall of Fame – Mitch Hahn.

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