(born 17 May 1971) is a former professional Australian rules footballer
who played his entire Australian Football League
at the Brisbane Lions
where he was a premiership winning utility player
known for his courage. He is currently an assistant coach at the Gold Coast Football Club
He was born in Ferntree Gully, Victoria
and moved to country Victoria where he played for the Shepparton United Football Club
Hart was recruited to the Brisbane Bears
from Shepparton in the 1989 national AFL draft.
Shaun Hart played his first senior game in the first match of the 1990 season.
He initially struggled with the demands of professional football and played a great deal of football in reserve grade. This allowed him to gain a place in the Bears' only premiership side by being eligible to play in the 1991 reserve grade Grand Final.
In 2001 he was awarded his highest individual honour, the Norm Smith Medal, as best on ground in the Lions' first premiership win. He also went on to play important roles in the Lions successful campaigns in 2002 and 2003.
In the 2004 Preliminary Final, with the Lions poised to enter a playoff for a record-equalling fourth consecutive premiership, Hart was unlucky enough to find himself in the path of teammate Daniel Bradshaw on a lead. Bradshaw was unable to avoid a collision and Hart emerged with massive facial injuries. He was immediately taken to hospital, where shocked medical staff commented that his injuries were... Read More