Kiwis in the AFL: Former Brisbane defender playing key role for West Coast

McKenzie Dowrick was one of the first signings for the newly formed West Coast Eagles in the AFLW after playing for the Brisbane Lions in her debut season.


Dowrick was a key signing for the new AFLW club in the west. The defender has excellent skills and kicking ability that has seen her become a dangerous threat for opposition teams.

She was drafted to the Brisbane Lions at age 18 where she played seven games in her debut season, before making the move to Western Australia to continue her career.

The defender, who has Kiwi heritage, is still fresh into her career but has the capability and drive to become one of the competitions finest players.

Dowrick has played a total of 12 AFLW games, seven for the Brisbane Lions and five for the West Coast eagles but expect a lot more of her to come about in the near future. She also has the potential to be a great leader on and off the field.

Dorwick has inspired many kids who are just starting their AFL careers to work hard and have fun with your football, especially those who are still young and have plenty of time to develop.

  • Born 7 March 2000
  • 12 AFLW games & 1 goal
  • Draft with pick 33 2018
  • Debut Round 1 2019