At 20 years old, Dodge comes to the VFL having already established himself as a rising star in the Tasmanian State League. Having managed 47 goals from 26 matches the past two seasons, Dodge is a dangerous small forward who can find the footy anywhere and is capable of producing the unexpected when equipped with the ball. Dodge in 2016 represented Tasmania in the State League game against the WAFL, as well as in the under 18 championships and TAC Cup, whom he captained. He too represented the Allies on the MCG against the AIS Academy, in the curtain raiser prior to the 2015 AFL Grand Final. He looms as one to watch in season 2017, having been in high demand from numerous VFL clubs at the end of the 2016 season.