In the tough, adrenaline-fueled world of Australian Football, Dustin Fletcher is a legend. In 2014, the 39-year-old Essendon Bomber runs out for his 22nd season not only as the oldest man in the game, but also one of the best-loved by sports fans, commentators, coaches and fellow players alike. Fletch tells Fletcher's incredible true story in his own words: from his beginnings growing up as the son of Essendon legend Ken Fletcher to his prodigal son debut aged just 17, and his meteoric rise with premiership-winning dream team "The Baby Bombers" led by iconic coach Kevin Sheedy and star teammate James Hird. Fletcher's up-close-and-personal insights into the latter during the biggest scandal to ever rock the game, the ASADA drugs-in-sport investigation that rocked Essendon in 2013, make for riveting reading and offer, for the first time, an insider's view of this ongoing saga. It's just one of many revelations in this remarkable autobiography which takes us behind the scenes of a famous footballing life with all its on-field action, off-field controversies and personal dramas. Honest, explosive, poignant and entertaining, Fletch reads as 'Fletch' kicks - straight, strong, true.
Dustin Fletcher has been an AFL footballer for the Essendon Bombers since 1992. He has won two premierships (1993 and 2000) and has twice been named in the All-Australian team (2000 and 2007). He and his father Ken hold the record for the most games played by a father and son (643). Fletcher is officially the most watched AFL player of all time: 18 million+ fans have seen him play since 1993. He is married to Suzie and has two sons, Max, 14, and Mason, 11. He lives in Moonee Ponds VIC.