James Hird- Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

James Hird

James Albert Hird is a former professional Australian rules football player and former senior coach of the Australian Football League’s Essendon Football Club.

Quick Facts

NameJames Hird
Birthdate 4 February 1973
Age (as of 2024)50 years
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Place of BirthCanberra, Australia
Marital Status Married
Spouse/PartnerTania Poynton (m. 1997)
ChildrenThomas Hird, Stephanie Hird, Alexander Hird
MotherMargaret Hird
FatherAllan Hird Jr.
SiblingsKatherine Hird, Amilia Hird
EducationRMIT University Melbourne City Campus
ProfessionAustralian rules football player

James Hird’s Age & Early Life

James Hird is Allan and Margaret Hird’s son. He was born in Canberra, where his father worked in the public sector and his mother taught, despite the fact that they met in Melbourne. Hird is the eldest of two sisters. His family relocated to Latham from the Canberra suburb of Ainslie. Hird’s family relocated to Reid, a suburb, while he was in high school.

In his childhood, Hird played rugby league, ballet, and soccer. He played in the ACTAFL for the Ainslie Football Club, and at the age of 17, he was a member of the league’s senior representative side in a match against the Victorian Football Association.

James Hird

James Hird Height & Weight

James Hird is 6 feet 2 inches tall. He weighs approximately 89 kg. There is no information on his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, etc.

James Hird’s Net Worth

How much is James Hird’s net worth? James Albert Hird is a former professional Australian rules football player who has an estimated Net Worth of around $4 Million in February 2024.


He was recruited to the AFL by Essendon from the 1990 AFL Draft; however, owing to a significant hip injury and other ailments in his junior football career, he was not taken until choice number 79, Essendon’s eighth and one of the draft’s last picks.  Hird missed much of his debut season with the club in 1991 due to injuries. At the conclusion of the season, a vote was conducted to determine if he should be delisted. The majority (4-2) decided to delist Hird, but coach Kevin Sheedy, seeing a bright future for the youthful Hird, opted to retain him. Hird eventually stayed with the club.

As a late substitute for former captain Terry Daniher, he made his senior debut against St Kilda at Waverley Park in 1992. Hird played most of the season with the Essendon Reserves, who won the championship that year under Denis Pagan.

Immediately after Hird resigned from sports, there was great conjecture about whether he would be interested in coaching at an AFL club, mainly Essendon.
After initially avoiding inquiries regarding his future, Hird revealed in August 2010 that “something in me, deep in my heart, tells at some time I want to coach Essendon.”

Many people were taken aback by Hird’s statements, including former premiership teammate Matthew Lloyd, who said that Hird had “He’s transformed his whole character in terms of how he answers his questions… Just by saying, ‘I’ll coach one day.’ I’d want to coach Essendon one day.’ Even such words, I haven’t heard before.” Hird, Essendon’s “beloved son,” made these remarks “, fueled speculation over then-Essendon coach Matthew Knights’ future. Following these statements, speculation circulated that Hird was part of an unofficial arrangement with the Essendon board to replace Matthew Knights for the 2011 AFL season.

James Hird Wife & Marriage

James Hird married Tania Poynton on October 11, 1997, and the couple has four children, three boys, and a girl. Tomas Hird, one of his kids, is a category B rookie at Essendon.