Bradley McKENZIE


Guernsey Number: 7
Career: 2017 to 2021
NFC Games: 84
NFC Goals: 13
Debut: v Glenelg (Norwood) 19th May 2017
Finale: v South Adelaide (Adelaide) 18th September 2021

Michael Taylor Medal: 2019, 2020
Advertiser Team of the Year: 2019, 2020
VFL/AFL Clubs: North Melbourne


Bradley McKenzie attended Marryatville High School, and made his league debut for Sturt in 2011.

At the end of the 2011 season he was drafted by North Melbourne in the AFL national draft.

A classy left-footer, with good skills by hand and foot, he was suited to playing in the midfield or in defence.

He played 37 games for the Kangaroos (2012-2016) and despite playing 14 games in 2016, he was delisted at the end of the year and joined Norwood for the 2017 season.

Making his senior debut for the Redlegs in round six against Glenelg, McKenzie proved to be an excellent recruit.

He made 14 league appearances in his first season at The Parade, and 16 in his second year. He was named on a half-back flank in the Redlegs team that narrowly lost to North Adelaide in the 2018 Grand Final.

McKenzie was outstanding in 2019. Playing predominantly as a defender, he was named Norwood's best and fairest.

He made 20 appearances and reached the 50 game milestone, regularly winning one on one contests and showing his skills as an elite kick. His great form continued in 2020 (14 games) and he was joint best and fairest with Richard Douglas.

In his final season he played another 17 games.

He then transferred to Payneham Norwood Union in the Adelaide Footy League (Division 1).

R. Cialini  September 2023

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