- #11 Dylan Harris-Newton
- “We have a great group of lads that make it enjoyable to play and hopefully we can be successful together.”
- DOB: 25/10/1995
- Nationality: English
- Derby debut: 2015/16 vs Liverpool
- Apps: 34
- Goals: 31
As the captain of the team Dylan Harris-Newton is known for his leadership on and off of the futsal court. The Players’ Player 2019/20 is critical in the Derby team and has shown his worth with crucial goals when the side needed him the most. Speaking about his experience this year, he said: “Personally scoring goals and winning games is what I thrive off. We have a great group of lads that make it enjoyable to play and hopefully we can be successful together.”
Harris-Newton came from the University of Nottingham futsal team to join Derby. He hasn’t looked back since. He said: “I knew Sam [Huntingdon] from both of us playing for UoN futsal. I wasn’t playing as much as I would’ve liked so I took the chance to come to Derby and have enjoyed every minute of it.”
Harris-Newton’s favourite goal this season comes in the FA Futsal Cup against Durham Palatinate, with the two sides level at 5-5 the match looked to be heading to penalties, but the captain picked up the ball on the edge of the area and struck the ball into the top-right corner to seal his hattrick and Derby’s progression. “[My favourite goal was] a late winner to get my hattrick in yet another close match was a great moment,” he said.
His favourite moment of the season also comes against Durham Palatinate, this time on the opening day. He said: “Beating Nottingham in the local derby is always nice but the win away at Durham this season was class”.
Harris-Newton does not only play futsal though, with the pivot working as a coach at Notts County FITC (Football in the Community) after being offered an apprenticeship following a college course that led to a full-time job. He also has a passion for music as well as futsal, working as a DJ on the side.
Author: Toby Hill
Stats correct at 6th July 2020