Trey's May day call-up to Gold Coast Suns
AUSSIE RULES: He's a Gold Coast Suns supporter and models his game on gun defender Steven May.
Gladstone Mudcrabs' key position prodigy Trey Dummett has the chance to claim a spot in the Gold Coast Suns under-17 squad.
Dummett 17, who stands at 193cm and 85kg, will head to the Gold Coast on May 18 among 29 other hopefuls in a quest to make the final cut.
"I played in a carnival up at Airlie Beach a couple of months ago now and it wasn't my best carnival, but ended up getting picked after talks with Brad Matheson (AFL Capricornia club and competition development manager)," he said.
"So hopefully I'll perform well down there when I get the opportunity."
The initial Suns squad will play against the Queensland U16 team after-which the final squad will be announced several days later.
Dummett has featured in the best players at centre-half-back and in the ruck in a side that has struggled so far this season.
He was best afield against Glenmore in the key defensive post and the left-footer said his main strengths are his decision-making and intercept marking.
"I think I've been playing a good role for the Muddies, but obviously there's a lot more I could do to help out the team," Dummett said.
That comment is indicative of someone who always strives to get better and better.
"I think my best position is probably centre-half-back as a key running defender, but I'll go to wherever they want me whether that's ruck or full forward or wherever," he said.
The Dummett family moved from the cold of Ballarat in Victoria when Dummett was nine years of age and he has played footy for Gladstone Mudcrabs ever since.
Muddies have not won a game and have been trounced in games one and three against Rockhampton Panthers and Glenmore Bulls, but were more competitive against Rocky Brothers in round two.
Dummett said spirits remain high.
"All the blokes, even though we're not getting the results that we want, we're having a good time and footy's about enjoying it I guess," he said.
"Hopefully after a couple of games, we'll be able to get a few wins on the board."
The teenager said former Gladstone player Steve Eilola has helped him last season.
"He really helped me with a lot of things like my kicking and marking especially and he really helped develop me as a leader as well," he said.
Matheson said Dummett is held in high regard.
"He's done well for himself for that age-group and May 18 is the last opportunity for him to show some form," Matheson said of the upcoming camp on the Gold Coast.
"The Gold Coast Suns really like his body shape and they are earmarking him as a centre-half-back."