Dawson has been part of the SUNS Academy since the age of 13 and showed solid form at NEAFL level in 2017, earning a Rising Star nomination in the final round of the season.
The nomination came after the 18-year old went head to head with GWS midfielder Jacob Hopper, gathering 24 disposals and 10 clearances.
The inside-midfielder possesses really good hands in close at the stoppages and was also part of the Allies U18s squad alongside a number of SUNS Academy teammates.
In addition to his strong form during the Academy series, Dawson was also named among the best in Palm Beach-Currumbin’s 2017 QAFL premiership win.
Draft History: Category B Rookie selection 2017