A classy midfielder from the Oakleigh Chargers, Tyson was selected with pick three in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft. A Vic Metro representative and All Australian at U18 level, Dom possesses clean hands and is a brilliant decision maker in traffic. In his debut season with the GIANTS, Tyson managed 10 games where he averaged 16 disposals and received a NAB Rising Star nomination. In the 2013 Gilette trade period Dom was traded to Melbourne.
During his first season for the Melbourne Football Club, Dom showcased his ability in a thrilling season where he was recognised as the runner-up Best and Fairest. Dom’s ability to win the contested ball and dispose of it cleanly is a great feature of his game. He is very reliable in linking play by either hand or foot whilst also posing very damaging in his defensive pressure and goal-kicking ability. During his 2014 season, Dom averaged 23.7 disposals, 3.1 tackles a game whilst also kicking 16 goals for the year.
Tyson’s 2015 season was a further continuation of form, as he further established himself as a key player in the Demons’ midfield. 2016 showed more improvement on the midfielder’s profile as his 21 appearances for the year saw him average an impressive 25.1 disposals and 4.2 tackles a game. Dom has become a reliable and consistent performer in the Melbourne midfield, helping form a very talented and promising midfield group.
Dom’s 2017 season was another showing of the midfielder’s class and degree of impact he has on the competition. His 19 appearances saw him average 25.2 disposals, 3.2 clearances and 3.9 tackles a game, seeing him finish among the club’s top 10 in the Best and Fairest count. Dom will now look towards the 2018 season where he hopes to play his 100th game for the club and further establish his mark among Melbourne’s developing, elite midfield.
Outside of football, Dom has an entrepreneurial passion, developing his own golf and lifestyle brand, ‘clutchandco’.