Full Name: Michael McKenna
Date of Birth: 04/04/1961
Height: 171 cm ( 5-7 1/2 )
Weight: 71 kg ( 11-3 )
Debut: 30/03/1985, Round 1, Essendon
Last Game: 31/08/1985, Round 22, Melbourne
Total Games: 22
Total Goals: 10
Michael was a utility player who was easily recognised by the protective headgear he wore. Skilful, pacy and determined, he was often used as a tagger. He spent six seasons with Footscray before crossing to Richmond for the 1985 season. He then retired from football in order to concentrate on his studies and has achieved the following academic successes:- Bachelor of Science, 1982 he completed his Honours; 1983 Diploma of Education; 1986 Master of Science, with a thesis on fatigue during exercise and; in 1991 he completed his Doctorate in Philosophy at Melbourne University, which also included 12 months in Canada. He now has the following letters next to his name:- B.Sc (Hons), Dip Ed, M.Sc and Ph.D.
He currently works as a lecturer in Exercise Physiology with the Victorian Education Department. While studying for his Bachelor of Science Degree, he also completed a research thesis on the profile of a VFL rover. Michael now lives in Kyneton. His grandfather, Frank Horne, also played for Richmond.
Beaconsfield Juniors 1971-76 ( Honours - Premiership 1976, Club Best & Fairest 1976, Competition Best & Fairest 1976 ) ; Beaconsfield Seniors 1977-78, Games 40 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1978 ) ; Footscray Thirds 1979, Games 7, Goals 8 ; Footscray Reserves 1979-84, Games 40 Goals 38 ; Footscray Seniors 1979-84, Games 80, Goals 45.