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Heppell returns to training

Essendon midfielder Dyson Heppell returned to full training on Monday morning following a one-week lay off with back spasms.

12:42pm  Feb 10, 2014

Heppell suffers back spasms

Essendon Football Club wishes to advise Dyson Heppell will be sidelined from training this week after suffering back spasms.

2:06pm  Feb 3, 2014

Heppell among those returning Wednesday

Essendon players will return to training later this week at a new home to begin their 2014 pre-season campaign fresh from a post-season break.

10:49am  Nov 4, 2013

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Dyson
Heppell

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
4
Career
66
Goals
2014
1
Career
15
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
502
Avg
126
DysonHeppell

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: 
Clubs: 
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Gippsland Power
Brownlow Votes: 4

PLAYER SPONSORS

Benefactors

Spencer Panels
A & M Galbraith Pty Ltd & Danielle Valvo
Arbour Landscaping Group

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

The meteoric rise of Dyson Heppell continued in 2013, as the blonde young-gun took up permanent residence in the Bombers’ midfield and looked right at home. Averaging 24 touches and four clearances over 19 games, Heppell combined his silky skills with his clearance capabilities to amaze fans with brilliance beyond his years.  With a third-place finish in the Crichton medal as well as being named as captain in the AFL’s inaugural 22under22, the sky appears to be the limit for Heppell, as he proves to be a player teammates and fans alike will enjoy watching for the next decade.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 18.0
    • Handballs 12.5
    • Disposals 30.5
    • Marks 9.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.5
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 125.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 1
Handballs 16 Fremantle Rd 4
Disposals 37 North Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Fremantle Rd 4
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 150 North Melbourne Rd 1

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 24 13 37 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 150
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 11 11 22 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 88
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 18 10 28 6 0 2 0 5 1 0 120
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 19 16 35 7 0 0 2 10 0 0 144
5 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 72 50 122 37 0 3 2 18 1 0 502

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 66
    • Kicks 12.9
    • Handballs 9.9
    • Disposals 22.8
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 89.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Handballs 18 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2011
Disposals 37 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Marks 16 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Hit-outs 4 Sydney Swans Rd 10, 2013
Tackles 10 Fremantle Rd 4, 2014
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2013
AFL Fantasy 150 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 72 50 122 37 0 3 2 18 1 0 502
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

AFL Games: 43

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2011

CLUB AWARDS

Morrish Medal  2010

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