From Ormond in Victoria, the tenacious rover made his League debut for Melbourne in 1982. In 1984, after 12 senior games for the Demons in two seasons, Stephen McCarthy transferred to Norwood.
He struggled to consolidate his spot in a Norwood side rich with quality on-ballers, and subsequently only played five League games in Norwood's history-making season when it won the flag from fifth spot at the end of the Minor Round.
In 1985 he moved to West Torrens, where he played 11 games over the following two years.
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