Vic Metro GirlsVic Metro GirlsInside Midfielder, Tall Forward

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Montana Ham

height: 178cm

weight:

D.O.B: 29-03-2004

Leagues: NAB League Girls, AFLW U19 Championships

Tall inside midfielder Montana Ham is an imposing player at her best, and hard to stop at junior level. Already towering over most opponents at 178cm (and arguably taller), Ham has a powerful boot that is used to clear it from congestion when representing Western Jets or Vic Metro. One of two Jets young guns - with Charlotte Baskaran - who played from when they were 15-years-old, Ham has always been a future star in the making, starting as a forward, and progressing into the midfield. She can move well around the ground, take those contested marks and thump the ball forward to clear defensive zones, which really make her a valuable comodity within a team. Whilst a lot of the top Victorian talents are smaller players, Ham bucks that trend, and whilst she might have the size to ruck, she is a genuine midfielder who can rest forward and be a target.

In 2021, Ham averaged 18 disposals, 3.3 marks and 5.0 tackles at NAB League Girls level, then cracked in as the only bottom-ager to represent Vic Metro in both their AFLW Under 19 Championship games, managing 15 disposals and four tackles per match. It has put her in the conversation to be the favourite for the Victorian top pick, and whilst she still does have areas to improve on such as lowering her eyes and decision making at times, she has so many traits that can be built upon to be used as a real weapon at the top level. She is in the Top 5 of the Rookie Me AFLW Draft Power Rankings at the end of the 2020 year, having shown enough over the past three seasons to suggest she will be right up there at the pointy end.

NAB League Girls

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Western Jets151227800700100135.04.09.02.70.02.30.340
2020Western Jets332861150082012111311.09.320.35.00.72.70.381
2021Western Jets915314426004010033152811.46.618.03.31.35.00.370
Total-1399323249005512055264149.96.616.63.50.93.90.3191

AFLW U19 Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021Vic Metro Girls13173010084260026.58.515.00.52.04.00.049
Total-13173010084260026.58.515.00.52.04.00.049
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