Ellie McKenzie was selected by Richmond with pick No.1 in the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s Draft.
At 176cm, McKenzie is a powerful athlete that can play as a forward or midfielder. She has explosive speed, is an excellent stoppage player, and has a long, penetrating left-foot kick. The 18-year-old was outstanding in her debut AFLW season, finishing runner-up in the NAB AFLW Rising Star and Richmond’s AFLW best and fairest. McKenzie was also voted as the AFLPA and Richmond’s best first-year player and was a member of the 2021 40-woman AFLW All-Australian squad. 2022 promises to be another exciting season for McKenzie, who is already one of the League’s best players.