Ben Dixon has developed a high repour with Fox Footy viewers with his relaxed yet insightful work as a boundary rider and commentator on the AFL. Dixon entered the sports media landscape after a coveted career with the Hawthorn Football Club where he played over 200 games. Dixon was a key forward for the Hawks between 1997 – 2007. With 282 goals, Dixon is one of Hawthorn’s top goalkickers of all-time. Today, he is more commonly known for his roles within the media and impressive mentoring and coaching resume.
Following his retirement in 2007 from the AFL, Dixon remained involved with the Hawthorn Football Club as a Development Coach where he also began his media career through hosting Hawthorn’s online show, HawksKids. His coaching career has since been acquired through both the Collingwood Football Club in 2016 and St Kilda in 2018 as a goal-kicking coach.
As a result of his early involvement in HawksKids, Dixon found regular appearances as a panellist on TAC Cup Future Stars for the Nine Network, a Boundary Rider for AFL Live radio, and as a host of AFL Central on BigPond Sports Weekend. He then found regular work with Fox Sports, covering the AFL. In 2014, Dixon combined his media and sporting skill-set in the role of Assistant and Fitness Coach on the AFL’s first reality TV show, The Recruit.
More recently, Ben has become one of the leading Fox Sports presenters. Using his knowledge and experience of the game, Ben can provide greater and more in-depth analysis than most. This, when matched with his personable and humorous character, makes a very well balanced and dynamic reporter. Ben’s media repour is only growing and his abilities are not solely restricted to in front of the camera. With his relatable and grounded figure, Ben has also developed a high demand for his MC and Keynote speaking services.
Furthermore, Ben also co-founded the now nationwide school holiday youth training camp DraftStar. Ben launched this program in 2010 with ex-teammate Robert Campbell. Dixon is head coach of the program that provides kids with skills for AFL success.
Dixon has more recently come on board as the goal-kicking coach for St. Kilda Football Club, where he will look to work with the core group and improve their scoring abilities.