Kevin Dynon

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Kevin Dynon
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Personal information
Full name Kevin James Dynon
Date of birth (1925-08-11)11 August 1925
Original team(s) North Colts
Height / weight 179cm, 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1943–1954 North Melbourne 149 (83)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1955–1956 Moorabbin (VFA) 41 (26–15–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Kevin James Dynon (born 11 August 1925) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Early years[edit]

Dynon was brought up in Kensington, Victoria and attended St. Joseph's CBC North Melbourne between 1936 and 1940 where he attained his Intermediate Certificate. He was noted for his overall athletic prowess and exceptional sporting ability which allowed him to become a member of the school's tennis, cricket, handball and football teams at various times. In 1940 he earned the title of college captain and was the senior sports champion, winning the 90 yards hurdles, broad jump, high jump and coming second in the 100 yards sprint (under 16). In the same year he acted as captain of the handball team and the athletics squad.[1]

Military[edit]

Barely 18 years of age, he enlisted into the Royal Australian Air Force and served with them until his discharge as a leading aircraftman in March 1946. Following his discharge he resumed work in the Federal Public Service.[2]

Football career[edit]

Dynon was appointed captain of North Melbourne Football Club in 1947 at age 21, the youngest captain of the club until 1972 when David Dench was appointed at just 20.[3] In 1951, playing with the North Old Boys', he was part of the team which won the Premiership in the Combined Catholic Old Collegians' Association.

In 1952 and 1953 he renewed his captaincy of the Kangaroos, five years after being first appointed.[4]

In 1955 Dynon joined Moorabbin Football Club, in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) as captain-coach.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St. Joseph's North Melbourne (1940) Cynosura. North Melbourne, Christian Brothers
  2. ^ Review of St. Joseph's Christian Brothers' College North Melbourne; Golden Jubilee 1903-1953. (Magazine) Christian Brothers, North Melbourne, 1953
  3. ^ "Take Two: Youngest Captains". 
  4. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (2005). AFL Record Guide to Season 2005. Melbourne, Victoria: AFL Publishing. p. 184. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5. 
  5. ^ Devaney, John. Kevin Dynon. (Webpage) Retrieved on 20 February 2014 from http://australianfootball.com/players/player/kevin+dynon/7029

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