Known for his speed and stamina, Hartung will bring plenty of outside run to North’s midfield in 2017. The all-time “Beep Test” record holder at the AFL Draft combine, Hartung managed 63 games across four seasons with the Hawks and will be looking to resurrect his career with North Melbourne after being delisted in 2017.
What they say: “Billy is good enough to be on an AFL list, and will give North some outside run and carry. He has some things to work on and can use the footy better. If he can knuckle down and work on those other things he can become a consistent AFL footballer” – Kevin Sheehan
What we say: “Most people are aware of Billy’s strengths. He’s an absolute elite runner. We’re looking to bring that into our midfield.
“We think he brings some game-breaking qualities. There are some things he needs to work on, but we’ve spoken to him about that, and we’re prepared to work really hard with him on those things.” – Brad Scott, NMFC Coach
Draft History: Pick 77 2017 AFL Draft (North Melbourne) – Pick 21 2013 AFL Draft (Hawthorn)