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Harry Dear News

Playing list changes

Crows thank outgoing trio

5:55pm Aug 28, 2018

Injury Update: Round 13

Rory Laird and Tom Lynch both face fitness tests

4:56pm Jun 12, 2018

Dear's shear for a cause

Harry Dear will be sporting a new look this week and it’s all for a cause close to his heart

12:15pm Jun 12, 2017

Latest Player Video

Crow in Focus: Harry Dear

1:49pm  Mar 8, 2016

Know Your Crow: Harry Dear

9:38am  Mar 20, 2015

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197 cm
101 kg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Beaumaris (Vic)/Sandringham U18s
AFL debut: Yet to debut
Recruited from: Sandringham (Vic)
Brownlow votes: -

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Spent time at both ends of the ground at SANFL level in 2017. The powerfully built utility had 10 shots at goal from 16 disposals against South Adelaide in Round Two. Played as a key defender at times and finished the season ranked second at the Club for spoils. Will be looking to challenge for a spot in the senior team in his fourth season at the Club.

Season by Season

Season by Season

After having his 2015 season ruined by injury, the second-year forward played every SANFL game in 2016. Dear provided a strong target inside 50m all season for his teammates and was the Club’s State League leading goalkicker with 37 majors, including a career-best six-goal haul in Round 14 against North Adelaide. Also impressed in the Club’s two finals wins against Central District and South Adelaide, slotting seven goals. Signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain at West Lakes until at least the end of 2018.

Season by Season

Unfortunately, Dear spent much of his first season as a Crow on the sidelines. The agile key forward made his Crows debut in the Club’s SANFL season-opener, but sustained a serious shoulder injury that required reconstructive surgery. Dear was placed on the long-term injury list during his rehabilitation, but managed to return late and play in Adelaide’s final three SANFL games. He kicked six goals to close out the year including a three-goal effort in Round 18 against Sturt.

Season by Season

Recruited with pick No.58 in the 2014 AFL National Draft, Dear is a powerfully-built forward who marks the ball strongly and uses his body well in the contest. He’s also a reliable set shot for goal, having kicked 18 goals in nine games for the Sandringham Dragons in 2014. The son of Hawthorn 1991 premiership star Paul Dear and nephew of three-time Hawthorn premiership ruckman Greg Dear.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points



Leading Goalkicker (State League)


Nickname: John, Dearman, Deary

What was your best break in life: Coming to Adelaide and meeting Roberto

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Treat everyone with respect

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Professional Surfer

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Reilly O’Brien

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: 1:30

Favourite footy journalist: Garry Lyon

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Dislocated shoulder x2

How many text messages do you send a day: 20+

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Soundcloud, Instagram, Snapchat

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Don’t have it

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: New York, New York Bootleg

Best concert you’ve been to: Rufus

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Archery

Can you change a spare tyre: Maybe

Do you iron your own shirts: No, I don’t believe in it

Favourite restaurant: Cliché

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Boat, lots of petrol, GPS

Any special hobbies or interests: Can juggle

Three famous people you would like to meet: The Rock, LeBron James, Gigi Hadid

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Clash of Clans