Stuart Dew

Stuart Dew (born 18 August 1979) is the head coach of the Gold Coast Suns in the Australian Football League (AFL). Dew is also a dual premiership-player for Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, from his career as a player.[1] Dew was acknowledged as being a long penetrating left foot kick of the football.

Stuart Dew
Personal information
Full name Stuart Dew
Date of birth (1979-08-18) 18 August 1979
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) Central District (SANFL)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 119 kg (262 lb)
Position(s) Forward / Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
19972006 Port Adelaide 180 (245)
20082009 Hawthorn 026 0(20)
Total 206 (265)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2018 Gold Coast 42 (7-37-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Prior to taking on the Suns role, Dew previously served as the strategy and midfield coach of the Sydney Swans.[2]

AFL career

Port Adelaide (1997–2006)

Dew made his debut with the Port Adelaide Football Club in 1997, their inaugural year in the AFL. But it was not until the 1998 season that he received regular selection. He was occasionally criticised for his lack of dedication on the training track; however, as he matured, Dew became an important player for the Power as evidenced during the 2004 season when he kicked 31 goals and was a part of the club's premiership win. The 2005 season saw Dew play a running half-back role and played in all 24 games. On 6 November 2006, Dew announced his retirement from the AFL.[3]

Hawthorn (2008–2009)

Despite not playing football at any level during 2007 and allowing himself to gain an excessive amount of weight, Dew announced his intentions to come out of retirement to pursue an AFL career again. He nominated himself for the 2007 AFL National Draft and was selected by Hawthorn with its third round selection (No. 45 overall). Alastair Clarkson wanted him because of his precision kicking of the football. He debuted for Hawthorn against Melbourne in round 1 2008, and injured his hamstring in his second match against Fremantle. He missed some games later in the year by injuring his hamstring again but was fit and playing well by the time of the finals. Stuart repaid the faith shown in him with a brilliant burst in the Grand Final when the result was still in the balance in the third quarter, kicking two goals and setting up two others. A series of soft tissues injuries restricted Dew to 11 games in 2009 and he announced his retirement from AFL at the end of the 2009 season.[4]


 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1997 Port Adelaide 37100213000.
1998 Port Adelaide 37151251485420248230.
1999 Port Adelaide 372327351816024147191.
2000 Port Adelaide 17132091234116437121.
2001 Port Adelaide 172444192318932061241.
2002 Port Adelaide 172351241997527449432.
2003 Port Adelaide 171523171233215533301.
2004 Port Adelaide 172231211497922849321.
2005 Port Adelaide 1724191429113842991580.80.612.15.817.93.82.4
2006 Port Adelaide 172018171929028271460.
2008 Hawthorn 31157414010924971400.
2009 Hawthorn 31111341015916031301.
Career 206 265 169 1880 827 2707 588 357 1.3 0.8 9.1 4.0 13.1 2.9 1.7

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Dew, accepted a position with the Sydney Swans as an assistant coach in 2010. He remained with Sydney until 4 October 2017, when Dew was announced as the new head coach of the Gold Coast Football Club.[1]

Personal life

Dew is married to former Seven News presenter Sarah Cumming and they have two children, Frankie (born 2012) and Jack Harry (born 2015).[5][6]


  1. Hamilton, Andrew (4 October 2017). "Stuart Dew signs on as Gold Coast Suns head coach for 2018". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. "Sydney Swans Coaching Staff". Sydney Swans. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. Dew hangs up superboots The Adelaide Advertiser, 6 November 2006.
  5. Stuart Dew settles in (Herald Sun) 19 June 2010
  6. Weather almost ruins weather presenter Sarah Cumming's wedding to Stuart Dew (The Daily Telegraph) 23 December 2013
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