Guy McKenna


Guy McKenna

Guy "Bluey" McKenna (born 11 May 1969) is the current coach for GC17 and former Australian rules football player. McKenna is a premiership West Coast Eagles in the AFL.

McKenna played from 1988 until 2000, notching up 267 games and booting 28 goals. He formed one of the most feared backlines in the AFL, along with John Worsfold, Ashley McIntosh Glen Jackovich and Michael Brennan and was known for his cool demeanour and reliability.

He won the Best and Fairest in 1989 and twice finished third.

He was captain from 1998 until his retirement at the end of 2000. He kicked a memorable goal on the final kick of his career in Round 22 2000 which frenzied the crowd at Subiaco Oval.

An unusual, but rare, moment came in a match against St. Kilda Football Club in 1999 when he called in the umpires for a count of heads, only the third time in AFL history. The teams were even

After retiring he coached in the Western Australian Football League as senior coach of the Claremont Football Club with considerable success before moving to an assistant coaching role with the West Coast Eagles and then the Collingwood Football Club to be under former mentor Michael Malthouse. He has flourished in the tough environment of Australian rules Football.

External links

* [http://westcoasteagles.com.au/ Official Website of the West Coast Eagles Football Club]


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