Clinton played under 18’s for North Ballarat and in 2005’s season made Hawthorn’s rookie list. He debuted in round 16, 2005 and at the end of the season he was promoted to the Hawks senior list.
Clinton’s 2007 and 2008 seasons were his breakout years with his thumping left foot constantly on show rebounding off halfback or sending the ball inside 50.
“Dasher” played a key role in Hawthorns 2008 premiership win against Geelong racking up 19 disposals, 8 Marks, and managing to push forward kicking a major to help bury the Cats.
The introduction of the free-agency system saw Clinton move to the Pies in 2013. He provided much needed premiership experience to a young team and was so highly regarded by his peers that he was quickly appointed to the leadership group in his first year at the Pies.
Clinton announced his retirement in 2015 to join the Australian Rules Academy as the Victorian Skills Coach. He brings a wealth of experience from playing with two of the largest and most professional teams in the AFL. His skill diversity and knowledge will be pivotal in assisting you reach your personal and football goals.