Stan McKenzie (footballer)

Alfred Stanley Dudley McKenzie (30 August 1896 – 13 September 1985) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Stan McKenzie
Stan McKenzie 1925.jpg
McKenzie in May 1925
Personal information
Full name Alfred Stanley Dudley McKenzie
Date of birth (1896-08-30)30 August 1896
Place of birth Myamyn, Victoria
Date of death 13 September 1985(1985-09-13) (aged 89)
Place of death Mont Albert, Victoria
Original team(s) Port Melbourne Juniors
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Position(s) Back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1918 Collingwood 09 (0)
1919–20 North Melb (VFA) 39 (1)
1921–24 Hawthorn (VFA) 61 (1)
1925 Hawthorn 17 (0)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1925 Victoria 03 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1925.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Early lifeEdit

The son of Archibald McKenzie and Martha McKenzie, nee Bardsley, Alfred Stanley Dudley McKenzie was born 30 August 1896.

McKenzie grew up on a farm in Myamyn near Heywood, Victoria but later moved to Melbourne. He enlisted in 1915 and fought in World War I before returning to Australia two years later.[2]

FootballEdit

McKenzie embarked on his football career with Port Melbourne juniors before transferring to Collingwood, playing nine games during the 1918 VFL season. In 1919 he crossed to North Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association[3] where he played for two seasons. In 1921 he joined Hawthorn where he became a stalwart of that club's final three seasons in the VFA, winning its Most Consistent Player Trophy in 1922. McKenzie played every game for Hawthorn in their first VFL season in 1925. A talented and hard to beat half-back, he became the first ever Hawthorn player to gain selection for a Victorian team in 1925.[4] He retired at the end of the 1925 season.

Later lifeEdit

In 1919 Stan McKenzie married Nellie May Walsh and they had three children. He continued his football involvement as coach of the Auburn Football Club and worked as a postman.

Stan McKenzie died in 1985, aged 89, and was buried at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.
  2. ^ "Alfred Stanley Dudley McKenzie – Discovering Anzacs". National Archives of Australia.
  3. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Argus. Melbourne. 15 May 1919. p. 6 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Argus. Melbourne. 18 July 1925. p. 22.
  5. ^ "Alfred Stanley Dudley McKenzie". Find a Grave.

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