Overview – 1:1 Coaching
I am Daniel Menzel, I am an AFL footballer whose currently playing in the SANFL for Woodville West Torrens. In 2021, we won the SANFL Premiership which followed on my journey after a coaching and playing stint at Central Districts Football Club in 2020. This was after my AFL career at the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats in the AFL between 2009 – 2019.
I got drafted at the end of 2009 to the Geelong Football Club and made my debut the following season in 2010. I then played a further 18 AFL games in 2011 on top of the 3 from my first year to take my tally to 21. In my 21st senior game, a Qualifying final, I ruptured my right ACL which began my run of injuries where I went onto rupture my left ACL a further 3 times. I came back from four knee reconstructions and returned successfully to the AFL after 1450 days on the sidelines.
Through this time I endured a number of setbacks and struggled mentally but always had confidence that I could make it back. I had this confidence through self belief but as much through the encouragement from my footy club, my family, friends and supporters.