18 August 1979 (age 43)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 329d
Last game: 29y 300d
Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 99 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
|Central District||SANFL||1996-1998, 2000, 2004-2006||42||84||2.00||—||—||—||—||—|
|SANFL||1996-1998, 2000, 2004-2006||42||84||2.00||—||—||—||—||—|
AFL: 10,817th player to appear, 575th most games played, 247th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 33rd player to appear, 15th most games played, 5th most goals kickedHawthorn: 848th player to appear, 389th most games played, 243rd most goals kicked
Dew enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest kicks in the game. The solidly built left footer first garnered plaudits while playing in the SANFL with Central District, but it was in the AFL with Port Adelaide that he really made his name. So prodigious and accurate was his kicking with his favoured left foot that he was one of the few players in the league genuinely capable of turning a match off his own boot. In 180 games with Port from 1997 to 2006 he booted 245 goals, including a club list-topping tally of 51 in 2002. When the Power confronted Brisbane in the 2004 Grand Final Dew, who started the game on the interchange bench, had a comparatively quiet day, but still made a useful contribution to the 17.11 (113) to 10.13 (73) win, kicking a goal and picking up 14 possessions.
After being delisted by Port in 2006, Stuart Dew made a return to the AFL two years later with Hawthorn whom he helped to a triumph over Geelong in that year's Grand Final.
In addition to his Power and Hawks triumphs Dew was a member in 2000 of Central District's inaugural SANFL premiership-winning team.
Author - John Devaney