2019 Player Profiles


Matthew Alford

JUMPER NO.: 23

POSITION: Full forward

FAVOURITE FOOD: BBQ chicken pizza

FAVOURITE DRINK: Red Bull

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Nick Riewoldt

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: St.Kilda

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: TBC

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: To add value to my club

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Coaches selection best player Tassie U23 representative squad

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: Live with the pain of hard work or live with the pain of regret


Brock Dicker

JUMPER NO.: 17

POSITION: centre

FAVOURITE FOOD: Roast Pork

FAVOURITE DRINK: Carlton Dry or anything off the taps

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Tony Lockett

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: St Kilda

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Kurt Hazelwood

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: To play finals football

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Playing in 2011 Grand final which was also biggest disappointment

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: Train the way you would play!


Mitch Hodgetts

JUMPER NO.: 7

POSITION: Midfield

FAVOURITE FOOD: Chicken fettuccine

FAVOURITE DRINK: Iced latte

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Jack Thomas

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: North Melbourne

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Chris Tarrant

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: For the Club to go deep into September

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Playing alongside North Melbourne listed players

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: If you put in the effort you’ll get the reward


Aiden Laing-Hughes

JUMPER NO.: 41

POSITION: Backline

FAVOURITE FOOD: Lasagne

FAVOURITE DRINK: Boags red

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Harris Andrews

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Brisbane Lions

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Harry Walters

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: Finals foot, both playing and coaching under 16’s

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Winning 2017 reserves Grand Final

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: Train the way you play


Aaron Viney

JUMPER NO.: 25

POSITION: Half back / midfield

FAVOURITE FOOD: Chicken and prawn dumplings

FAVOURITE DRINK: Espresso martini

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Fraser G Train Gehrig

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Collingwood

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Any fast small forward

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: Finals footy

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Winning tough finals games

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: Give respect to earn respect


Jack Weller

JUMPER NO.: 9

POSITION: Midfield

FAVOURITE FOOD: Sushi

FAVOURITE DRINK: Beers with the boys

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Dustin Martin

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Hawthorn

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Luke Russell

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: Make finals

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Winning 3 flags and kicking 18 goals in a game

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: Some have goals and others make them happen, because life is too short to sit around and wait.


Ambassador  – Holly Stubbs

The Penguin Football Club is thrilled to have Holly Stubbs onboard as ambassador for the Football Club for season 2019!

Holly, 22 works in Medical Administration at Patrick Street Clinic and is the Owner/Founder of ‘The Peace Army’.

Holly’s father Craig is a former player and her late grand father Garry Stubbs is a Life Member & Legend of the Football Club.

Holly has previously helped out in the canteen on numerous occasions and has been spotted running laps of Pirtek Dial Park in the early hours of the mornings prior to her yoga session in our wonderful new state of the art weight room gym.

Holly will be also creating an ecofriendly club introducing paper straws, less single use plastics and biodegradable coffee cups to proudly become a more environmentally conscious club.

Holly is more than excited to be in the position as she has some fantastic ideas that she will bring forward as she will promote and raise funds for the Penguin Football Club along with encouraging and welcoming families, community members and members to the Football Club.