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Finals aspirations strong

The end of the 2015 season may be fast approaching, but that hasn’t changed the desire for many young Bombers to play finals football.

2:00pm  Jul 21, 2015

Growing enthusiasm

After another strong effort on Friday night stand in captain Dyson Heppell believes the future is bright for Essendon.

10:27am  Jul 19, 2015

Heppell on track for round one

Dyson Heppell has been passed fit and is set to line up in the club’s season opener against Sydney.

2:45pm  Mar 30, 2015

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Dyson
Heppell

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
16
Career
100
Goals
2015
10
Career
30
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1645
Avg
103
DysonHeppell

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Leongatha
Clubs: -
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Leongatha/Gippsland U18
Brownlow Votes: 31

Player Sponsors

Patron

Spencer Panels

Benefactors

A & M Galbraith Pty Ltd
Danielle Valvo
Arbour Landscaping Group

Supporters
Essendon Fans (Amy, Lorraine, Lyn & Richard)

Heppell’s brilliant young career stepped up another notch in 2014, as the midfielder won his first Crichton Medal as the club’s best and fairest and was named in the All-Australian team. The 22-year-old established himself as one of the premier young midfielders in the competition, averaging 28 disposals and five clearances a game. Heppell has continued his rise in his four AFL seasons and looks certain to be a star for a long time to come.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Continue his ascent as an emerging star by finishing third in the best and fairest; his second consecutive top-three placing. Having played his first two seasons largely off half-back, Heppell moved into a ball-winning role in the midfield in 2013. He did it with ease, too, averaging 24 disposals. He won three Brownlow votes for his 36-possession and two-goal effort against Melbourne in round two and was terrific in the comeback win over Carlton in round 11. Heppell's season ended prematurely with foot surgery, but he is expected to be available for the start of 2014. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 14.1
    • Handballs 11.1
    • Disposals 25.2
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 2.6
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 102.8

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 North Melbourne Rd 7
Handballs 18 Hawthorn Rd 2
Disposals 34 Hawthorn Rd 2
Marks 8 Hawthorn Rd 2
Hit-outs 5 Melbourne Rd 15
Tackles 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 11
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 138 Collingwood Rd 4

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 19 7 26 5 4 3 0 3 1 0 111
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 16 18 34 8 3 2 0 4 0 0 129
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 15 10 25 2 2 2 0 4 1 0 97
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 21 12 33 6 1 0 0 8 0 0 138
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 9 14 23 2 1 3 1 6 0 0 86
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 18 6 24 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 81
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 21 8 29 6 1 1 1 5 1 3 125
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 11 9 20 5 5 1 0 5 0 1 93
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 10 15 25 3 4 1 1 5 0 0 91
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 17 8 25 5 3 1 1 4 2 0 111
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 16 11 27 6 4 1 0 8 1 1 132
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 7 16 23 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 76
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 15 17 32 2 2 1 0 6 2 0 124
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 10 9 19 1 5 4 0 7 1 0 94
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 5 11 16 4 3 0 2 3 0 0 58
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 16 6 22 7 1 1 2 4 1 0 99
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 226 177 403 66 41 21 8 78 10 5 1645

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 100
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 10.7
    • Disposals 24.1
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.8
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 94.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Handballs 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 8, 2014
Disposals 40 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2014
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Hit-outs 5 Melbourne Rd 15, 2015
Tackles 11 Collingwood Rd 6, 2014
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 14, 2015
AFL Fantasy 152 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 226 177 403 66 41 21 8 78 10 5 1645
2014 Essendon 332 294 626 116 13 25 15 99 6 6 2363
2013 Essendon 269 192 461 88 10 18 11 74 8 11 1805
2012 Essendon 250 180 430 113 8 17 9 59 3 3 1704
2011 Essendon 262 231 493 132 13 15 11 63 3 4 1913

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Western Bulldogs rd 1, 2011 Etihad Stadium W 55
Finals Debut Carlton EF, 2011 MCG L 62
50th Game Brisbane Lions rd 8, 2013 Etihad Stadium L 10

AFL Games:

84

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2011

Captain AFL '22 Under 22' Team: 2014

CLUB AWARDS

Crichton Medal: 2014

Morrish Medal:  2010

Bruce Heymanson Best Clubman: 2013,2014

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Chris Paul

Coach’s favourite saying: “Master your craft”

Coach’s pet: Dave Meli

Favourite Footy Commentator: Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Matthew Llyod

Describe your perfect day off:
Chilling at Inverloch back beach with mates on a sunny day.

Who inspires you? Dad

Best advice received: Winners never quit, quitters never win.

What scares you the most? Failure

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be?
NBA Player

First job held: Mowing lawns

Person you would most like to meet: Michael Jordan

Three things you would like to do after your football career:
Travel overseas, become a coach, and run a marathon.

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you? Legend, honest and competitive.

One thing you can’t eat: Tomatoes

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Clean the sprouting around the house

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup? Olympics

Favourite Australian Personality: Carl Barron/ Russel Coite

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Michael Jordan Biography

Favourite TV show:
Two and a Half Men

Favourite band/ musical artist: Draft

Favourite movie:
Wayne’s World