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Superstar striker Sam Dunstan has left Hepburn ahead of the 2022 Central Highlands Football League season. The reigning top goalkeeper joins the Mallee Eagles in the Central Murray Football Netball League. Hepburn chairman Peter Pedretti said Dunstan left a big hole to fill the forward line. “The goalkeepers of the century, they don’t just grow on trees, they’re very hard to find,” he said. “He was amazing on the pitch, there wasn’t much he couldn’t do up front, so he’s going to be very difficult to replace.” READ MORE SPORT: Pedretti said the club are looking for a strong group of youngsters to take the next step. “We have a lot of young kids who are very good footballers and we’ve more or less asked them to say ‘well, now it’s up to you to shine and step in and take that position,'” he said. -he declares. “They’ve all been enthusiastic, they’ve all been training, they’ve all not missed a pre-season beat, so hopefully they can fill that void, it’s a very big void to fill, but it could be a totally different structure in the way we move forward.” Dunstan scored 82 goals last CHFL season in just 11 games, averaging 7.45 majors per game. His season was highlighted by 20 goals against Carngham-Linton in the second round. In his first season with Hepburn in 2019, Dunstan scored 108 goals in 20 games, including two majors in the Burras’ big final loss to Waubra. He joined Hepburn in 2019 after a season with North Ballarat in the Ballarat Football Netball League in 2018, where he represented BFNL in the senior interleague. Dunstan also played with Donald in the North Central Football League and was a member of the Greater Western Victoria Rebels squad when he was a boarder at Ballarat Clarendon College. Dunstan joins his brother Nathan in leaving the club, who joined Redan. Hepburn has signed Sean Tighe, an experienced VFL and WAFL ruckman. If you see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Courier, as we have made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you so much for your support and for allowing us to continue to tell the story of Ballarat. We appreciate your support for journalism in our great city. Have you subscribed to The Courier’s variety of informational emails? You can sign up below and make sure you’re up to date with everything happening in Ballarat.


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