3. Sam Dunell
Recruited from: St. Kilda (AFL)/Bendigo Bombers
Local Club: Old Melburnians/VAFA
Dunell had another consistent season kicking 29 goals, and provided plenty of support for Nick Rodda, Ben Cavarra and Lachie Schultz.
A five-goal haul against the Northern Blues in Round 6 was his standout performance for the year, finishing in the Club’s top 10 Best & Fairest. Dunell has been a mainstay in the Seagulls forward line since joining the Club at the start of the 2015 season, and will likely bring up 200 VFL Goals in the first half of the season.
He will also continue his role as a Playing Assistant Coach, working with Forwards Coach Clint Proctor, a role that Dunell has used his vast experience in assisting the forward half.