AFL Sydney Men’s Rising Star – Round Six Nominee
Meet our Round Six Men’s Rising Star nominee, Hamish Dunstan:
Name: Hamish Dunstan
Nickname: Ham, Hammo, Dunno, HD
AFL Sydney Club: UNSW-ES Bulldogs
Position: Forward/ Midfield
Junior Club: East Sydney Bulldogs
Favourite activity to do outside of football:
Watching Ethan Eshuy’s sing in his band
What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club?
Has watched more junior football than anyone else his age – he has been a Ground Manager at the East Sydney Bulldogs for years, and spends all day Sunday watching junior footy.
What role do they play for the club both on and off the field?
On-Field Hamish is a classy goal-kicking forward that can pinch hit in the midfield. He has explosive pace and the ability to run down anyone in the competition.
Off-Field he is an unassuming character, that loves to let out a off the cuff one-liner
The night before the game what will they most likely be doing?
Hanging with Ethan Eshuys watching the footy.
Do they have any pre-game superstitions?
Partner stretching with Ethan Eshuys
Reason for nomination this round:
Hamish’s ability as a deep small forward to take marks inside 50 & kick 2 goals helped us secure victory, with plenty of touches and tackles throughout the match.
Coach quote on Performance:
“Hamish began our teams defence from our forward line and also provided a consistent option up at the ball for our kickers. He worked back hard to the marking contests to apply physical pressure on the defence, which helped us get intercept marks & turnovers.”