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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

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 (Ire) 
Recruited From: 
Eglish, Tyrone (Ire), 2015 Rookie Draft International selection

Player Sponsors

George Thompson & Suzanne Adamson

Graeme Scoberg - Scoberg Family

Jewel Young (vale) & Suzanne Adamson

WA Bombers

McKenna is an exciting half-back flanker who has picked up our sport with flying colours since venturing to Essendon from Northern Ireland in 2015.

The pacey defender is an inventive player and isn’t afraid to inject his Gaelic skills into the Australian game to great effect.

McKenna regularly uses his speed and aggression to swing defence into attacking opportunities and lights up the team with his positive style of play.

The courageous import is sure to continue to improve as he spends more time playing football and after signing a four-year contract there are many reasons for Bombers fans to be excited about McKenna’s future.

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

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