37 Harrison Pepper

Height
181cm
Weight
84kg
Current Team
Gippsland Power, Vic Country
Birthday
August 9, 2001

ONE of Hawthorn’s Next Generation Academy players, Pepper enjoyed a role change in 2019, moving from attack to defence and representing Vic Country this year. He has great competitiveness and hates to be beaten, with good speed and the versatility to play in multiple positions. His kicking can be a worry at times, and he still needs to build endurance, but Pepper has a hard edge to his game. The fact Pepper takes the game on when coming off half-back is a positive and with a 2.95-second 20m sprint, he has the great combination of speed and power to break through opposition tackles charging down the field. Hawthorn have been closely monitoring his progress and his change in role this season was aimed for him to play a similar game to the Hawks’ young defender Blake Hardwick who like Pepper, transitioned from forward to defence. While he knows his improvements, his strengths are also attractive to an AFL club.

STRENGTHS: Speed, competitiveness, versatility, power
IMPROVEMENTS: Endurance, kicking

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH HARRISON PEPPER AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Gippsland Power3524591630252503133984.43.07.42.00.03.11.137
2019Gippsland Power15972231519213433121343791411.45.116.53.60.12.40.671
Total-194962906712215958124474018228.84.413.23.00.02.60.8108

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Country26184481928100247046.54.511.02.00.02.50.040
Total-26184481928100247046.54.511.02.00.02.50.040

Results

(Preliminary Finals)
Ikon Park

Ikon Park

(Qualifying Final)
Ikon Park

(Round 17)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 15)
Shepley Oval

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 5)
Marvel Stadium

(Round 4)
GMHBA Stadium

(Round 11)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 1)
UTAS Stadium (Launceston)

(Round 2)
Melbourne Cricket Ground

(Round 8)
Windy Hill

(Round 7)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 6)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 5)
Blacktown International Sportspark

(Round 3)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 2)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 1)
Rams Arena

(Preliminary Final)
Ikon Park

(Elimination Final)
Ikon Park

(Round 15)
MARS Stadium

(Round 14)
Warrawee Park

(Round 10)
Windy Hill

(Round 9)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 8)
Shepley Oval

(Round 7)
Rams Arena