Dream debut for De Hommel

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THE footy caper comes pretty naturally to Glengarry thirds premiership player Dylan De Hommel.

The Fortuna soccer player cum Magpies forward menace scored a flag in his first season of Aussie Rules, and was the league’s leading goal kicker to boot.

De Hommel kicked 57 sausage rolls through the home and away season and added a further 13 through the finals, including a whopping eight in the preliminary final against Woodside, to finish with 70 in his rookie year.

“I’m not too sure (what my secret to success was), I didn’t train much I just decided to play the game for a bit of fun,” De Hommel said.

“I just had a few friends up at Glen and decided to give it a go I guess.”

The natural athlete kicked two important majors during Saturday’s grand final against Traralgon Tyers United.

After tasting premiership glory the round ball convert may be considering a more permanent switch.

“It was amazing, I can’t even begin to describe the experience, it was great,” De Hommel said of the season.

As for the premiership, “best feeling I’ve ever had”.