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Foundation SUNS re-sign

The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to confirm the re-signing of Trent McKenzie and Matt Shaw.

11:45am  Feb 14, 2015

SUNS go back to basics to revive season

Gold Coast has temporarily taken its eyes off the finals race and stripped its season back to basics after a horror past fortnight.

9:58pm  Aug 1, 2014

Round 17 Injury Update

Gold Coast is patiently awaiting the recommended course of action on Gary Ablett’s shoulder injury following the superstar midfielder’s consultation with a leading specialist in Melbourne.

4:09pm  Jul 8, 2014

Latest Player Video

RD3: McKenzie's courageous mark

6:42pm  Apr 19, 2015

AFL: Young SUN making his mark

10:28am  Mar 30, 2015

SUNS TV: Trent McKenzie

5:37pm  Mar 26, 2015

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Trent
McKenzie

Height
190 cm
DOB
03-04-1992
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
16
Career
92
Goals
2015
2
Career
22
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
831
Avg
52
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)

The 2015 campaign was the most trying in Trent McKenzie’s short career. Having been a permanent fixture on a half-back flank since Gold Coast’s inception in 2011, the rebounding defender was challenged throughout the year and asked to play a variety of roles.

The 23-year-old played 16 games across the year, with a hamstring injury late in the year forcing him to miss a month of football in the closing stages.

The pick of McKenzie’s season came against Geelong at Simonds Stadium in round three. He was handed a difficult role of quelling the influence of triple premiership champion Steve Johnson, a role he performed with aplomb, completely nullifying the star half forward.

A strong performance against Matthew Pavlich in the wet in round 11 was also a feature of his year, with no Steven May or Rory Thompson available, McKenzie stepped up in weight class and kept the Fremantle superstar at bay.

McKenzie re-signed with the club on the eve of the season, continuing his stint at the SUNS for a further two years.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 51.9

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 17
Handballs 7 Collingwood Rd 8
Disposals 18 Geelong Cats Rd 3
Marks 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 5
Hit-outs 1 Hawthorn Rd 9
Tackles 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 5
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 94 Brisbane Lions Rd 5

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 115 - 89 9 6 15 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 55
2 St Kilda L 76 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Geelong Cats L 105 - 96 13 5 18 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 64
4 GWS Giants L 119 - 53 5 3 8 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 38
5 Brisbane Lions W 118 - 54 9 4 13 6 0 1 0 10 0 0 94
6 Adelaide Crows L 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles L 135 - 43 11 0 11 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 51
8 Collingwood L 63 - 132 8 7 15 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 57
9 Hawthorn L 93 - 40 7 4 11 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 57
10 Sydney Swans L 41 - 93 6 6 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 33
11 Fremantle L 46 - 53 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 36
13 Carlton L 103 - 69 11 2 13 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 58
14 North Melbourne W 125 - 70 4 3 7 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 34
15 Western Bulldogs L 95 - 73 13 2 15 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 72
16 GWS Giants L 79 - 94 11 5 16 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 70
17 Adelaide Crows L 125 - 80 14 2 16 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 44
18 West Coast Eagles D 83 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions W 100 - 114 4 4 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 28
20 Richmond L 138 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon W 97 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide L 51 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans L 127 - 64 6 1 7 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 40
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 17 - D: 1 137 55 192 47 1 11 11 44 2 2 831

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 92
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 70.0

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 Hawthorn Rd 9, 2015
Tackles 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2015
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 23, 2015
AFL Fantasy 122 Fremantle Rd 15, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Gold Coast Suns 137 55 192 47 1 11 11 44 2 2 831
2014 Gold Coast Suns 227 83 310 90 0 16 9 55 1 3 1335
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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Marks
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Hit-outs
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