Phelan Medalist Jack Dimery to return to the NEAFL with Sydney University
Phelan medalist Jack Dimery will pull on the blue and gold hoops for Sydney University next season.
Dimery, who turns 24 next week, is no stranger to NEAFL football after playing 54 matches with the Sydney Hills Eagles and as a top-up player with the Giants from 2012-2014.
Dimery has notched up over 250 games for the Eagles in his nine years at the club, including four premierships and a cameo on reality TV show The Recruit.
Sydney University coach, Tom Morrison, spoke highly of Dimery and the impact he sees him having in 2017 for the Students.
“We are really pleased that Jack has joined the SUANFC NEAFL program for 2017,” he told suanfc.com.au.
“Jack is a local Sydney talent and a quality young man who has developed his craft with the East Coast Eagles and through various Sydney representative programs."
“He was also a Geelong Cats scholarship holder and finished in the top six of The Recruit TV Series earlier this year.”
Morrison said Dimery’s success in the past 12 months and his ability to make a mark in pre-season training makes him an exciting prospect for the club moving forward.
“Jack has had a breakout year, performing well on The Recruit, dominating the Sydney AFL competition, winning a premiership as well as the Phelan Medal and was best-on-ground in the Sydney AFL representative game against Canberra."
“Jack’s work ethic, football smarts and quality ball use have been evident in the pre-season sessions to date."
"I am excited to see what he can add to the group as well as watch him further develop into a quality NEAFL footballer because he clearly has many attributes that would be attractive to AFL clubs.”