Stuart Dew

Stuart Dew (born 18 August 1979) is the head coach of the Gold Coast Suns in the Australian Football League (AFL). Dew is also a dual premiership-player for Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, from his career as a player.[1] Dew was acknowledged as being a long penetrating left foot kick of the football.[citation needed]

Stuart Dew
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Dew with Gold Coast in August 2018
Personal information
Full name Stuart Dew
Date of birth (1979-08-18) 18 August 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) Central District (SANFL)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 119 kg (262 lb)
Position(s) Forward / Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–2006 Port Adelaide 180 (245)
2008–2009 Hawthorn 026 0(20)
Total 206 (265)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2018– Gold Coast 45 (7-38-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of round 1 2020.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Prior to taking on the Suns role, Dew previously served as the strategy and midfield coach of the Sydney Swans.[2]

AFL careerEdit

Port Adelaide (1997–2006)Edit

Dew made his debut with the Port Adelaide Football Club in 1997, their inaugural year in the AFL. But it was not until the 1998 season that he received regular selection. He was occasionally criticised[who?] for his lack of dedication on the training track; however, as he matured, Dew became an important player for the Power as evidenced during the 2004 season when he kicked 31 goals and was a part of the club's premiership win. The 2005 season saw Dew play a running half-back role and played in all 24 games. On 6 November 2006, Dew announced his retirement from the AFL.[3]

Hawthorn (2008–2009)Edit

Despite not playing football at any level during 2007 and allowing himself to gain an excessive amount of weight,[citation needed] Dew announced his intentions to come out of retirement to pursue an AFL career again.[citation needed] He nominated himself for the 2007 AFL National Draft and was selected by Hawthorn with its third round selection (No. 45 overall). Alastair Clarkson wanted him because of his precision kicking of the football.[citation needed] He debuted for Hawthorn against Melbourne in round 1 2008, and injured his hamstring in his second match against Fremantle. He missed some games later in the year by injuring his hamstring again but was fit and playing well by the time of the finals.[citation needed] Stuart repaid the faith shown in him with a brilliant burst in the Grand Final when the result was still in the balance in the third quarter, kicking two goals and setting up two others.[citation needed] A series of soft tissues injuries restricted Dew to 11 games in 2009 and he announced his retirement from AFL at the end of the 2009 season.[4]

StatisticsEdit

Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1997 Port Adelaide 37 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 0.0 0.0
1998 Port Adelaide 37 15 12 5 148 54 202 48 23 0.8 0.3 9.9 3.6 13.5 3.2 1.5
1999 Port Adelaide 37 23 27 35 181 60 241 47 19 1.2 1.5 7.9 2.6 10.5 2.0 0.8
2000 Port Adelaide 17 13 20 9 123 41 164 37 12 1.5 0.7 9.5 3.2 12.6 2.8 0.9
2001 Port Adelaide 17 24 44 19 231 89 320 61 24 1.8 0.8 9.6 3.7 13.3 2.5 1.0
2002 Port Adelaide 17 23 51 24 199 75 274 49 43 2.2 1.0 8.7 3.3 11.9 2.1 1.9
2003 Port Adelaide 17 15 23 17 123 32 155 33 30 1.5 1.1 8.2 2.1 10.3 2.2 2.0
2004 Port Adelaide 17 22 31 21 149 79 228 49 32 1.4 1.0 6.8 3.6 10.4 2.2 1.5
2005 Port Adelaide 17 24 19 14 291 138 429 91 58 0.8 0.6 12.1 5.8 17.9 3.8 2.4
2006 Port Adelaide 17 20 18 17 192 90 282 71 46 0.9 0.9 9.6 4.5 14.1 3.6 2.3
2008 Hawthorn 31 15 7 4 140 109 249 71 40 0.5 0.3 9.3 7.3 16.6 4.7 2.7
2009 Hawthorn 31 11 13 4 101 59 160 31 30 1.2 0.4 9.2 5.4 14.5 2.8 2.7
Career 206 265 169 1880 827 2707 588 357 1.3 0.8 9.1 4.0 13.1 2.9 1.7

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring as a player, Dew, accepted a position with the Sydney Swans as an assistant coach in 2010. He remained with Sydney until 4 October 2017, when Dew was announced as the new head coach of the Gold Coast Football Club.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Dew is married to former Seven News presenter Sarah Cumming and they have two children, Frankie (born 2012) and Jack Harry (born 2015).[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Andrew (4 October 2017). "Stuart Dew signs on as Gold Coast Suns head coach for 2018". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Sydney Swans Coaching Staff". sydneyswans.com.au. Sydney Swans. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ Dew hangs up superboots The Adelaide Advertiser, 6 November 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.hawthornfc.com.au/theclub/players/playerprofile/tabid/8483/default.aspx?playerid=18370&typeid=2
  5. ^ Stuart Dew settles in (Herald Sun) 19 June 2010
  6. ^ Weather almost ruins weather presenter Sarah Cumming's wedding to Stuart Dew (The Daily Telegraph) 23 December 2013

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