A former captain, club Hall of Fame member and Victoria representative, Kevin Dynon will be remembered as a true North Melbourne great.
An extremely accurate kick, he debuted in 1943 as a 17-year-old, having made his way into the VFL via St Joseph’s CBC, Kensington YCW and North Colts.
“Tall for a centreman of his time (179cm) and very solid (85kg), Dynon’s dynamic mix of strength and skill was a feature of the North sides that made the finals in 1945, 1949, 1950 and 1954,” an excerpt from The Shinboners book reads.
After a period at war between 1944 and 1946 which prevented him from playing three seasons at his peak, the No.2 re-established himself in North’s line-up and became skipper in 1947 – the youngest leader in club history at the time at just 21.
Demoted after winning just four games at the helm, he remained unperturbed and continued to play at a high standard helping North to a preliminary final in 1949 and a Grand Final in 1950.
“A utility player whose chief asset is his clever ball control. He is a fast mover, a nice kick, and a valuable member of a fine side now in the finals,” The Argus said of Dynon in 1950.
In in 1952 and 1953 he was handed the captaincy back and went on to play 149 decorated games across 12 seasons.