Key Forward Tasmania
The lightning-fast left-footer from the TSL Tigers was pleased with his performance in the high-profile testing of the best draft hopes of 2017. It followed his outstanding performance for the All-Stars in an under-18 curtain-raiser to the Richmond-Adelaide AFL Grand Final at the MCG last Saturday.
POSITION: Key forward
DRAFTED FROM: Kingsborough Tigers
Hugh Dixon is a tall forward from Longley, Tasmania.
Dixon is a big-framed young man, is a left foot kick and a straight set shot at goal.
Dixon was named Tasmania's Most Valuable Player for his academy series and named in the Allies side for the 2017 national championships.
Playing as a tall forward in the national championships, the 18-year-old averaged 11 disposals, 3.5 marks, four tackles and 9.1 goals in four games.
The Tasmanian product is also a strong contested mark and was the number one contested mark at the national championships, averaging 2.5 per game.
Dixon played the remainder of the year with Kingborough Tigers in the Tasmanian State League as a forward/ruck, where he kicked 15 goals in eight games, with his five goals against Glenorchy his standout game.
Dixon was also rewarded with the Tasmania Academy best and fairest award at the end of the year.