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Most Improved - The Contenders

Plenty of Bombers made progress in 2017 - here is a look at some of the players who may be in contention for the Club's Most Improved award.

1:45pm  Oct 3, 2017

Dons secure key plank

John Worsfold says the newly re-signed Conor McKenna shapes as a figure in how the team wants to transition out of defence in the coming years.

4:47pm  Sep 13, 2017

McKenna signs new deal

Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce Conor McKenna has re-signed with the Bombers for a further four years.

10:05am  Sep 13, 2017

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Conor
McKenna

Defender

Height
184 cm
DOB
28-03-1996
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2018
18
Career
51
Goals
2018
7
Career
17
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1171
Avg
65
ConorMcKenna

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Eglish, Tyrone (Ireland) 
Recruited from: 
Eglish, Tyrone (Ireland)
Draft history: International selection, 2015 rookie draft
Debut: Round 22, 2015
Brownlow votes: 1

Player Sponsors

George Thompson & Suzanne Adamson

Graeme Scoberg - Scoberg Family

Jewel Young (vale) & Suzanne Adamson

WA Bombers

Dashing defender from County Tyrone who once again elevated his game in 2018 as he continues to learn the intricacies of the game.

Never afraid to take the game on, McKenna’s best weapons are his speed and aggression, which he uses to repeatedly break the lines and shut down his more experienced opponents.

McKenna deservedly earnt a spot in the AFLPA’s 22Under22 side after averaging 18 disposals, four rebound 50s and three inside 50s per game in just his fourth year of football.

A tidy user of the football, McKenna still has plenty of scope to improve and will be ready to have another fruitful campaign in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 17.9
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 65.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Carlton Rd 8
Handballs 14 Fremantle Rd 2
Disposals 24 Fremantle Rd 2
Marks 7 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 83 Fremantle Rd 2

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 8 6 14 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 59
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 10 14 24 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 83
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 9 6 15 5 0 0 2 2 0 1 57
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 9 10 19 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 59
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 19 0 19 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 81
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 15 3 18 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 70
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 16 4 20 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 76
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 10 8 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 9 5 14 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 41
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 12 3 15 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 61
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 7 9 16 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 46
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 12 5 17 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 51
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 14 3 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 67
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 13 4 17 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 73
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 15 3 18 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 79
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 13 7 20 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 77
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 10 13 23 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 73
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 12 6 18 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 66
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 213 109 322 57 0 7 10 30 7 4 1171

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 51
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 60.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Carlton Rd 8, 2018
Handballs 14 Fremantle Rd 2, 2018
Disposals 24 Fremantle Rd 2, 2018
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 6, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2018
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2018
AFL Fantasy 96 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 213 109 322 57 0 7 10 30 7 4 1171
2017 Essendon 207 115 322 69 0 11 16 29 5 1 1168
2016 Essendon 102 65 167 41 0 9 10 21 3 3 643
2015 Essendon 13 9 22 7 0 3 2 3 2 3 102

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL Awards

2018 AFLPA 22under22 team

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Richmond Rd 22, 2015 MCG L 27
50th game Richmond Rd 22, 2018 MCG L 8