Our Ambassador – Dyson Heppell

Dyson Heppell was named Captain of the Essendon Football 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.


NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2011

Captain AFL ’22 Under 22′ Team 2014

AFL All-Australian 2014


Crichton Medal: 2014

Bruce Heymanson Best Clubman: 2013, 2014

Essendon Captain: 2017, 2018

Dyson has a connection to Scleroderma as his Oma (maternal) passed away from the disease.

Since becoming an Ambassador, Dyson has been pro-active in working with Scleroderma Victoria to increase awareness of the disease and raise much needed funds.  Scleroderma Victoria is proud to have Dyson as an Ambassador and we look forward to continue to work with him into the future.