A Bit High
|A Bit High|
|File:Geelong Gumbies S14 Logo.jpg|
|Full name||A Bit High|
|Height/Weight||190 cm / 90 kg|
|Position(s)||Midfield / Forward|
|Current club||Geelong Wolves|
|S14-||Geelong Wolves||100 (53))|
|Representative team honours|
|S14 –||South Australia|
1 Playing statistics to end of S17 .
Joined the Gumbies and was A Bit High.
Signed on again and is a bit higher.
A Bit High become more established within the ranks of the Gumbies. He played across the centre on the Wing in the Gumbies 1st ever premiership and was 4th in the clubs Best & Fairest Award
The year that was to be the making of ABH. Elevated to VC and then took over as Captain. He quickly established himself as a true leader as he guided the Gumbies during several changes. His efforts were rewarded with his first ALL SFA jumper. He came 2nd in the Gumbies Best & Fairest and 5th in the Mobbs Medal. He also won the Inaugural StFly Medal for Best Club Person.
Skipper again and winning the Minor Premiership but unfortunately his side went out in straight sets. Another ALL SFA jumper and this time he went one better to take out the Best & Fairest. He again was 5th in the Mobbs Medal and he also won his 2nd StFly Medal and was awarded the Players Player of the Year. This would also be the year he and his team mates won the right to change the Geelong Gumbie mascot to Geelong Wolves for S19.
Again Captained the side during their first season as the Geelong Wolves. They started with a bang winning 3 of the first 4 rounds and then fell in a hole they could not dig themselves out of and eventually missed the finals. ABH would step down as Skipper and hand the reigns to 2 of his finest recruits in SM & Hatchy1992 for S20. ABH was inducted into the Wolves 100 Club after playing his 100th game for the club in Rd 15. He also won his 3rd ALLSFA selection after another successful season On & Off the field.
After recruiting and grooming both SM & Hatchy 1992 in the Leadership Group, ABH handed the reigns to the younger blood. His off field activity continued to be high but his on field statistics enabled him to take out his 2nd Best & Fairest as well as his 4th ALL SFA jumper. He was also awarded the Wolves Most a Determined Award. However RL started to take over and motivation began to ease so near the end of the season ABH decided he would leave the club he rebuilt and join the Roy's. This caused quite the stir and an ensuing battle with SM would follow and amuse all parties involved in the good humoured nature the SFA brings.
A new club and a more relaxed ABH entered the season. He found S21 different as the pressure to perform and engage was not as high as it was with his former club. His off field battle with SM continued throughout the season but it did not effect the SFA performance. ABH was solid again off the field and consistent on it taking out the Roy's Most Consistent player in his first season. Veteran now of 8 seasons he shows no signs of letting up as he approaches his 150th game.