Matthew Dick – Carlton #31

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Former Sydney defender Matthew Dick returned to his native Victoria at the end of 2014, joining Carlton as a delisted free agent.

In his two years with the Swans, Dick was unable to make his AFL debut but was a very good performer in the NEAFL (reserves).

Matt has versatility, pace and a penetrating kick as his major strengths.

In 2015 Matt played 6 games with the Blues and with a big pre-season will be looking to help Carlton back up the ladder.

Q: What Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?

A: I played for the Macedon Cats Football and then played for the Calder Cannons Under 18′s in the TAC Cup and played for Vic Metro in the 2012 National Carnival.
The highlights were winning the Under 16′s premiership with Macedon and winning the National Championship with Vic Metro.

Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?

A: I modelled my game on Andrew Mackie because I saw myself as a similar player to him. I also liked to watch Lindsay Gilbee with the way he kicked the ball.

Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?

A: I was with my girlfriend and family at home and afterwards I had my High School Valedictory Dinner so after I got picked I went there straight away.

Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?

A: I like any sport really. I’m into basketball, cricket, NFL and I also like music and going to the beach in summer.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?

A: I was planning on having a gap year after I finished High School so I’d be travelling around the world.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?