The Werribee Football Club is excited to announce that Connor Menadue has joined the team at Avalon Airport Oval.
Menadue has close links to Werribee, dating back to his uncle Paul who donned the Black and Gold in the 1980s, while his cousin Jackson played in the club’s reserves in 2017. Connor also trained with the club during his draft year.
Senior coach Mark Williams worked closely with Connor during his time at Richmond and is looking forward to seeing the best of him at Werribee.
“Connor is a brilliant outside runner who can rip an opposition apart with his athleticism and speed. I know how driven he is to succeed and improve and he will certainly add to our team, whether in the midfield or as a rebounding defender.
“Connor is a very long kick so supporters should eagerly look forward to his creative running goals -watch this space. Footy IQ is so important these days and I’m sure all our players and coaches alike will benefit from the knowledge that Connor has attained while at Punt Rd.
“We welcome Connor to our club and look forward to his positive impact both on and off the field.”
The 23-year-old played 39 AFL games for the Tigers over the past five years after originally being drafted with pick 33 in the 2014 National Draft from the Western Jets.
The 187cm versatile runner has proven to be a big-game player throughout his VFL career, putting in a best on ground display in this year’s preliminary final win over Port Melbourne with 27 disposals and three goals.
Menadue lands at Avalon Airport Oval with 59 VFL games to his name and a premiership after playing a pivotal role in Richmond’s 2019 triumph over Williamstown - he was also a member of the Tigers’ 2017 grand final side.
In season 2019, Menadue played six AFL games and 15 at VFL level where he averaged 18.6 disposals, four inside-50s and kicked 14 goals.