Mackenzie WILLIS

#34   Gold Coast

Age: 24yr 3mth Games: 29 Born: Aug 07, 2020
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

1    
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.