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.

Option 1 – 60 minutes sessions.

I have worked with over 30 clients via this one on one platform.

I have coached kids, women’s and men’s teams over the past 8 years whilst playing AFL and recently, SANFL. This has enabled me to gain valuable knowledge through working in different environments and setups which has developed my skills around teaching all types of people. Over this time, I have been able to impart my knowledge of the game as well as focus on the mental aspect of it, the psychological side of football, which is based around setbacks, failures and injuries and so as well as coaching, i currently have a business that deals directly with this through sports consulting.