tmedia
Main content

Latest Player News

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

Latest Player Video

Senior List

21

Dyson
Heppell

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2017
1
Career
107
Goals
2017
3
Career
36
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
156
Avg
156
DysonHeppell

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Leongatha
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Leongatha/Gippsland U18, pick 8 2010

Player Sponsors

Patron

Spencer Panels

Benefactors

A & M Galbraith Pty Ltd
Danielle Valvo
Arbour Landscaping Group

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

Dyson Heppell was named Captain of the Club on the eve of the 2017 season.

Raised in Gippsland, the Bombers selected Heppell with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 National Draft. He made an immediate impact collecting 20 possessions and a rising star nomination in his AFL debut. Since that day he has been a mainstay of the Essendon midfield.

Heppell is a midfielder capable of winning the contested ball and then using it well on the outside. He’s played 106 out of a possible 112 games in his first five seasons and won the best and fairest in 2014.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 18.0
    • Handballs 16.0
    • Disposals 34.0
    • Marks 8.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 7.0
    • Goals 3.0
    • AFL Fantasy 156.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Hawthorn Rd 1
Handballs 16 Hawthorn Rd 1
Disposals 34 Hawthorn Rd 1
Marks 8 Hawthorn Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Hawthorn Rd 1
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 156 Hawthorn Rd 1

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 18 16 34 8 0 3 1 7 3 0 156
2 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 0 18 16 34 8 0 3 1 7 3 0 156

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 107
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 11.0
    • Disposals 24.4
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 95.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014
Handballs 23 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2015
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 3 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2017
AFL Fantasy 156 Hawthorn Rd 1, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 18 16 34 8 0 3 1 7 3 0 156
2016 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 304 262 566 87 47 26 12 105 13 8 2240
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
100th Game Port Adelaide rd 17, 2015 Etihad Stadium L 13

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2011

Captain AFL '22 Under 22' Team: 2014

CLUB AWARDS

Crichton Medal: 2014

Bruce Heymanson Best Clubman: 2013, 2014

Essendon Captain: 2017