Mackenzie WILLIS

#34   Gold Coast

Age: 23yr 10mth Games: 29 Born: Aug 07, 1995
Height: 182cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Running half-back who has got through summer and done all that’s been asked. Will ply trade in the NEAFL in 2017.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 NEAFL Did most of his work by hand, but didn’t have a great impact. -
3 NEAFL Found plenty of the ball and had quite a few inside-50s in big win over Redland. -
4 NEAFL Played his role again with 23 possessions and five rebounds in the defensive half. -
5 NEAFL Worked overtime in defence and wasn’t at his best. Had 20 possessions and six rebounds. -
6 NEAFL Another defender who was busy throughout Had 28 touches, but unable to keep Sydney Uni at bay. -
7 NEAFL One of the Suns best across half back. Defended well and was clean with his hands. -
8 NEAFL Not his best outing. 12 possessions and gave away a few frees. -
9 Bye.
10 Senior emergency.
11 NEAFL Steady game without starring 14 disposals and three tackles. -
12 Haw What you talking about Willis? Kid playing fourth game did a few good things to keep his name in senior side. 3
13 Carl Ran hard to be an option out of defence and through the middle. 4
14 Senior emergency.
15 NEAFL Big game with 30 touches, seven inside 50s and four tackles. -
16 NEAFL Fair without starring in a team that was well-beaten. -
17 NEAFL Was positive to see his skills on display, something that has held him back in his career. Went at 86.4 per cent. -
18 NEAFL Handy outing with a clean 21 disposals. -
19 NEAFL Ran hard all game long to amass 18 uncontested possessions and take eight marks. -
20 NEAFL Bye. -
21 NEAFL Good ball user coming out of defence that help set up the Suns forward raids. -
22 Senior emergency.
23 NEAFL Played his part in the back half. 15 possessions. -

2016 Season

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Brisbane.
2 NEAFL Best for the Suns. Worked hard throughout in defeat. -
3 NEAFL Gave good drive from the back half but appeared to hurt knee late. -
4 NEAFL Rebounded well off half back and competed hard in one-on-ones. -
5 NEAFL OK at times across half back with 16 touches. -
6 Geel Poor kid got thrown to wolves down back and will long remember his debut – for all the wrong reasons. 2
7 NEAFL Quiet game with just nine touches and wasn’t as clean as usual. -
8 NEAFL Bounced back from a quiet game to be among the Suns’ best. -
9 NEAFL Hard worker despite lopsided scoreline. 18 possessions and nine tackles. -
10 WCE Fought on after hurting his ankle. 3
11 Syd Useful contributor as he adapts to rigours of senior footy. 3
12 NEAFL Showed benefits of senior exposure with 26 possessions, seven inside-50s. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 NEAFL Solid four-quarter effort. Finished with a team-high 18 contested possessions. -
15 NEAFL Capped off solid showing with a goal and linked well off half-back. -
16 NEAFL In and out of the game, but not at his best with just 11 touches. -
17 Injured.
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 NEAFL Didn’t have much to do but was OK with 15 touches off half back. -
20 NEAFL OK in patches, but failed to hurt Giants with ball use. -
21 NEAFL OK without being spectacular in close win over Southport. -
22 NEAFL Limited impact in thrilling win over Aspley. -
23 NEAFL Handy in last game of debut season. 18 touches, three inside-50s. -