Mitchell McGovern (born 11 October 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted with the forty-third selection in the 2014 national draft by the Adelaide Football Club from West Australian Football League (WAFL) club, Claremont.
McGovern playing for Adelaide in April 2017
|Full name||Mitchell McGovern|
|Date of birth||11 October 1994|
|Draft||No. 43, 2014 national draft|
Round 1, 2016, Adelaide|
vs. North Melbourne, at Etihad Stadium
|Height||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019 season.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
In 2015, McGovern's first season at AFL level was interrupted by injuries, but he showed promise in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), kicking 15 goals in 11 games for Adelaide's reserves side. He made his AFL debut in round 1, 2016 against North Melbourne.
In Round 19 2017, McGovern took a large pack mark with approximately two seconds left in the last quarter and goaled after the final siren to draw with Collingwood despite his team at one stage being 50 points down during the match.
At the conclusion of the 2018 season, McGovern informed the Crows he would like to be traded, despite having two years left on his contract. After requesting a trade to Carlton, McGovern was traded on 10 October.
Mitch is the younger brother of West Coast player Jeremy McGovern, and the son of former Sydney and Fremantle player Andrew McGovern. Mitch McGovern, after being tutored by Cam Ellis-Yolmen, is proficient at the didgeridoo.
- Statistics are correct to end of 2019
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "Mitch McGovern - AFC.com.au". AFC.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016.
- Newbold, Cameron (29 March 2016). "Impressive AFL debut for Mitch McGovern". Albany Advertiser.
- Gaskin, Lee (8 April 2017). "Match report: Crows square Showdown ledger with a tight win". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
- Clark, Jay (30 July 2017). "Mitch McGovern can write own cheque after goal to secure a draw for Adelaide against Collingwood". Herald Sun. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- "Three-way trade finalised". afc.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- Rynne, Nick (28 November 2014). "Crow McGovern follows in the family's footsteps". The West Australian.
- "Cam & Mitch play the Didgeridoo". YouTube.com. Adelaide Football Club. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- "AFL Tables - Mitch McGovern statistics". AFL Tables.