Superhero Day – National Nine News

It was a dream come true for Dylan Marguccio, 10, when he got to meet his superheroes – members of the Carlton Football Club – last week.

Dylan, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, met the players before their training session last Wednesday while Melbourne’s Nine News filmed the event for a piece on National Superhero Week that was broadcast on Saturday.

Dylan’s school, Our Lady’s Primary School, in Craigieburn, is holding a superhero day on Tuesday September 1  organised by his Grade 4 teacher Bianca Dowd.

When Ms Dowd told us Dylan was a mad Carlton FC supporter, MDA pulled out all the stops for him to meet his superheroes for National Superhero Week.

The Carlton players were overwhelmingly supportive of having Dylan in their ranks for the morning, signing a new jersey donated to him by the club, shaking his hand, having a chat and finally forming a huddle around him and cheering and clapping him in what was a very moving and emotional display of support.

Carlton’s own superhero mascot Captain Carlton was on hand to kick the footy with Dylan and the players, while Nine’s Jo Hall interviewed Dylan’s mother Johanna and Muscular Dystrophy Australia Executive Director Boris M Struk.


Jo Hall

Jo Hall – Nine News

Dylan Marguccio

Johanna Marguccio