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DREAM START

 

DREAM START 
By Peter Argent 
Recruited from Broughton Mundoora Eagles in the Northern Areas Football Association key forward Dylan Hewett debuted for the Central District Bulldogs in their round one match on the Easter Thursday against West Adelaide. 
Hewett joined a unique group of league footballers kicking a goal with his first kick at this level. 
After receiving a free kick, Hewett slotted the ball through from 45 metres out at the 11 minute mark of the opening term, kicking towards the southern end of City Mazda (Richmond) Oval.   
He was one of seven Bulldogs to debut in this game.  
The young Central District side leading by six points at half time, and then endured a 10 goal third term by West, before displaying some resolve in the final term and finally going down by 15 points. 
“Kicking a goal with my first kick couldn’t have been a better way to start your league career,” 20-year-old Hewett, who was recruited out of the Roosters country zone, said. 
“I made my A Grade debut for Broughton-Mundoora at 16, the year I won the (NAFA) colts’ medal back in 2008. 
“There was the season at North Adelaide at Under 18 level in 2010, but I’m rapt I’m got this opportunity to have a crack at league footy with the Doggies. 
“I’m living with Kane ad Mitch Bowley, team mates from the (Broughton Mundoora) Eagles at Broadview. 
“On Thursday night it was a very physical game and a pretty hot footy.” 
Bulldogs seven time premiership coach Roy Laird explained his 189 cm; 77 kg forward had been impressive through the pre-season and while he didn’t have a lot of possessions, kept presenting as a target across half forward through the entire game. 
Laird believed while Hewett turns 21 in August, he will be talked about in AFL recruiting circles if he continues to display his athletic prowess and work ethic he showed in his first couple of months at the Ponderosa.   
Previous Bulldogs to achieve a goal with their first kick include current Carlton first year player Troy Menzel in, and Power tall utility Justin Westhoff, who started with three goals from his initial three kicks on his Central debut back in 2006. 
The Hewett name has a big connection at the NAFA Eagles, with a number of cousins playing with the club and at higher levels including Will, George and Cameron. 
Both Dylan and Will played together for the Northern Zone in the 2012 SA Country Football Championships at Berri. 

By Peter Argent 

Recruited from Broughton Mundoora Eagles in the Northern Areas Football Association key forward Dylan Hewett debuted for the Central District Bulldogs in their round one match on the Easter Thursday against West Adelaide. 

Hewett joined a unique group of league footballers kicking a goal with his first kick at this level. 

After receiving a free kick, Hewett slotted the ball through from 45 metres out at the 11 minute mark of the opening term, kicking towards the southern end of City Mazda (Richmond) Oval.   

He was one of seven Bulldogs to debut in this game.  

The young Central District side leading by six points at half time, and then endured a 10 goal third term by West, before displaying some resolve in the final term and finally going down by 15 points. 

“Kicking a goal with my first kick couldn’t have been a better way to start your league career,” 20-year-old Hewett, who was recruited out of the Roosters country zone, said. 

“I made my A Grade debut for Broughton-Mundoora at 16, the year I won the (NAFA) colts’ medal back in 2008. 

“There was the season at North Adelaide at Under 18 level in 2010, but I’m rapt I’m got this opportunity to have a crack at league footy with the Doggies. 

“I’m living with Kane ad Mitch Bowley, team mates from the (Broughton Mundoora) Eagles at Broadview. 

“On Thursday night it was a very physical game and a pretty hot footy.” 

Bulldogs seven time premiership coach Roy Laird explained his 189 cm; 77 kg forward had been impressive through the pre-season and while he didn’t have a lot of possessions, kept presenting as a target across half forward through the entire game. 

Laird believed while Hewett turns 21 in August, he will be talked about in AFL recruiting circles if he continues to display his athletic prowess and work ethic he showed in his first couple of months at the Ponderosa.   

Previous Bulldogs to achieve a goal with their first kick include current Carlton first year player Troy Menzel in, and Power tall utility Justin Westhoff, who started with three goals from his initial three kicks on his Central debut back in 2006. 

The Hewett name has a big connection at the NAFA Eagles, with a number of cousins playing with the club and at higher levels including Will, George and Cameron. 

Both Dylan and Will played together for the Northern Zone in the 2012 SA Country Football Championships at Berri. 


Hewett in his Centrals gear
Hewett Playing last year for Broughton Mundoora FC
Playing for Northern Zone in the 2012 SA Country Football Championships
Photos by CDFC Sponsor Peter Argent freelance photojournalist PLA Media 

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