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Contested footy the key: McKenzie

Winning more contested football is one of the keys to unlocking an Easter Sunday win over the Demons, says Trent McKenzie.

4:51pm  Apr 19, 2014

Injury Scare for McKenzie

Trent McKenzie sent an injury scare through the GC SUNS Camp this morning, with the key defender sustaining a suspected ankle injury during the Club’s first training session for 2014.

4:28pm  Jan 6, 2014

SUNS players depart early for Arizona Camp

The Gold Coast SUNS are sending a forward party to Arizona this week ahead of the Club’s third annual high performance, altitude training camp in Flagstaff.

3:39pm  Nov 5, 2013

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3:59pm  Jan 6, 2014

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Trent
McKenzie

Height
191 cm
DOB
03-04-1992
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
5
Career
62
Goals
2014
0
Career
19
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
383
Avg
77
TrentMcKenzie

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: International Rules Series 2011; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2011
Brownlow Medal: -
Draft History: 2010 17-year-old access selection (Gold Coast)

Injury-free and with confidence in his body, the talented defender took a giant step forward last year. McKenzie missed the first four weeks while regaining fitness from knee tendinitis, but once on the park in round five against Greater Western Sydney, never looked back.

At 191cm, he is an excellent one-on-one defender who has terrific closing speed and can spoil well. But the 21-year-old’s greatest asset is his rocket launcher of a left boot that often takes Gold Coast from deep defence to the midfield with unerring accuracy.

McKenzie averaged 19 disposals and five marks a game and was often used as the loose man in defence. In a wet round 11 contest against North Melbourne, he played this role to perfection, collecting 25 disposals and nine marks.

Without yet completing a full pre-season, still has a big upside and has signed with the GC SUNS until the end of 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 14.2
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 18.8
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 76.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Fremantle Rd 2
Handballs 9 Hawthorn Rd 4
Disposals 23 Hawthorn Rd 4
Marks 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 91 Brisbane Lions Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Richmond W 87 - 69 12 1 13 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 49
2 Fremantle L 87 - 39 16 3 19 6 0 1 2 5 0 0 87
3 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 61 15 7 22 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 91
4 Hawthorn L 49 - 148 14 9 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 76
5 Melbourne W 78 - 86 14 3 17 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 80
6 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
13 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 71 23 94 24 0 5 3 14 0 0 383

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 62
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 75.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Richmond Rd 16, 2013
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2012
Disposals 27 Essendon Rd 12, 2013
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 17, 2013
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2012
Tackles 8 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2012
Goals 2 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2012
AFL Fantasy 122 Fremantle Rd 15, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Gold Coast Suns 71 23 94 24 0 5 3 14 0 0 383
2013 Gold Coast Suns 254 92 346 99 0 10 8 52 2 6 1455
2012 Gold Coast Suns 193 104 297 87 3 18 4 46 4 6 1271
2011 Gold Coast Suns 244 115 359 87 4 11 13 62 13 19 1544

Legend

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