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Hurley praises 'positive' Heppell

Michael Hurley says captain Dyson Heppell's outstanding leadership came to the fore last week.

3:53pm  Aug 21, 2019

Heppell battles foot, cold

Dyson Heppell trained away from the main group on Wednesday morning as he recovers from a cold.

10:50am  Jul 31, 2019

Heppell, Fantasia in doubt

Dyson Heppell and Orazio Fantasia are no certainties to face Gold Coast on Sunday.

1:10pm  Jul 22, 2019

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10:41am  Jul 20, 2019

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10:31pm  Jun 27, 2019

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Dyson
Heppell

Captain

Height
189 cm
DOB
14-05-1992
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2019
17
Career
168
Goals
2019
4
Career
59
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1590
Avg
94
DysonHeppell

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Leongatha
Recruited from: Gippsland Power
Draft history: Pick No.8, 2010 national draft
Debut: Round 1, 2011
Brownlow votes: 68

Player Sponsors

Spencer Panels

Keith Richards OAM

Radford Meats

Tiffany Galbraith & Danielle Valvo

Kirkcorp Holdings

Anthony Scott Landscape Design

Amy Kerr, Richard & Lynn Stephens

Rylan Cassar

Spencer Panels - LF

Rylan Cassar

Captain of the club who led from the front throughout another brilliant year in 2018, finishing second in the Crichton Medal count.

Heppell led the side for average disposals, contested possessions, inside 50s and clearances, constantly putting his body on the line and getting the best out of his side.

An extremely consistent player, Heppell is never afraid to get down and dirty in the contest and is always there to run and support his teammates.

A true leader in every sense of the word, Heppell will be a crucial cog in the side in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 13.4
    • Disposals 26.0
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 93.5

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Handballs 22 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
Disposals 36 Carlton Rd 11
Marks 10 North Melbourne Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Collingwood Rd 6
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 121 North Melbourne Rd 5

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 16 9 25 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 107
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 10 13 23 3 0 1 0 4 2 0 94
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 13 14 27 8 0 2 0 5 0 1 114
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 14 8 22 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 87
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 17 15 32 10 0 1 1 3 0 0 121
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 11 17 28 3 0 1 1 6 0 1 99
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 13 11 24 6 0 2 0 2 0 0 89
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 19 11 30 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 97
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 14 13 27 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 75
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 13 13 26 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 74
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 17 19 36 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 116
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 13 15 28 9 0 1 0 3 0 2 111
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 8 22 30 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 87
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 11 11 22 6 0 2 0 5 0 0 95
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 7 13 20 1 0 3 0 5 1 0 79
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 9 12 21 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 59
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 9 12 21 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 86
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 214 228 442 87 0 21 9 52 4 5 1590

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 168
    • Kicks 13.5
    • Handballs 11.6
    • Disposals 25.1
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 96.2

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
2019 Essendon 214 228 442 87 0 21 9 52 4 5 1590
2018 Essendon 327 263 590 122 0 29 26 87 10 4 2236
2017 Essendon 314 292 606 118 0 35 24 96 12 8 2307
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

Awards

Club Awards

Essendon Life Member

Essendon captain (2017 - current)

2014 Crichton Medallist

Crichton Medal runner-up (2012, 2018)

Crichton Medal third place (2013, 2015, 2017)

John Heymanson Best Clubman Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)

2018 John Kilby Staff and Trainer's Award

 

AFL Awards

2014 All-Australian

2015 International Rules Series

2012 AFLCA Best Young Player of the Year

2011 AFL Rising Star

2011 AFLPA Best First-Year Player

AFLPA 22under22 team (2012, 2013, 2014)

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2011 Marvel Stadium W 55
Finals debut Carlton EF, 2011 MCG L 62
50th game Brisbane Lions Rd 8, 2013 Marvel Stadium L 10
100th game Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2015 Marvel Stadium L 13
150th game Richmond Rd 22, 2018 MCG L 8