|Full name Connor Menadue|
Name Connor Menadue
|Height/Weight 187 cm / 69 kg|
|Date of birth (1996-09-19) 19 September 1996 (age 19)|
Draft 33rd overall 2014 AFL National Draft
Role Australian Rules Footballer
Original team(s) Western Jets (TAC Cup)
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Connor menadue kicks his first career goal afl
Connor Menadue (born 19 September 1996) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Menadue spent his teenage years in Seabrook in Melbourne's south-west.
He played junior football with Altona Junior Football Club before crossing over to play with Spotswood in the Western Region Football League in 2012.
In 2013 Menadue played TAC Cup football with the Western Jets. He returned to the club in 2014, playing 16 games and kicking 16 goals for the season. He also held averages of 19.6 disposals and four tackles per game.
Menadue played for the Victorian Metro side at 2014's Under-18 National Championships. He appeared in three matches and recorded an average of five tackles per game.
At the 2014 draft combine he recorded the fifth best time in the 20 metre sprint. He was lauded by draft experts for his elite speed and running ability.
Menadue was drafted by Richmond with their second pick and 33rd selection overall in the 2014 AFL draft.
He made his AFL debut in round 7 of the 2015 AFL season in a match against Collingwood at the MCG. Menadue was initially selected as an emergency before being called up to the team on the morning of the match. He was substituted into the game at three-quarter time and recorded one disposal and two tackles in the last quarter of the Tigers' victory. Menadue kicked his first career goal the next week, in a round 8 victory against Port Adelaide. He would play five straight matches before being omitted from Richmond's round 13 side, playing the rest of the season in the clubs's reserves side in the VFL.
Strong form in the 2016 pre-season competition saw Menadue return to the senior side for round 1, 2015, kicking two goals and recording 13 disposals in the club's victory over Carlton. He would go on to play in each of the club's first nine matches. He was subsequently dropped, and played VFL football until being recalled for the club's round 14 match with Brisbane Lions. It was a then-career best match, with Menadue recording his best disposal output to date (19) and a team-high six tackles. Menadue was again dropped from the senior side in round 18 before returning in round 22 for just one more senior match. He finished the season having played 14 matches and averaging 13.2 disposals.
Menadue began 2017 playing with Richmond's reserves side in the VFL and made his first senior appearance in round 4's victory over Brisbane. He was dropped from the side following the round 5 win over Melbourne, but would return in round 9 to face the GWS Giants at Spotless Stadium in Sydney. He kicked two goals in the tight loss and would remain in the side for the following two weeks. Through Richmond's bye at the mid-way point of the season he had played five matches, kicked two goals and recorded an average of 11.4 disposals per game. After round 15 he placed second in the league for peak on-field sprint speeds recorded during the season (35.0 kilometres per hour).
Menadue signed a contract extension with Richmond in July 2016 and remains contracted with the club until the end of the 2018 season.