Jenna McCormick

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Jenna McCormick
Jenna McCormick 2019.jpg
McCormick playing W-League for Melbourne Victoryin November 2019
Born (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 28)
Association football career
Height171 cm (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 6
Youth career
Blue Lake SC
Senior career*
2012–2015 Adelaide United 26 (0)
2015–2017 Canberra United 24 (3)
2016 Stjarnan 20 (1)
2017 Medkila 9 (1)
2017–2018 Adelaide United 12 (1)
2018–2019 Brisbane Roar 12 (0)
2019–2020 Melbourne Victory 12 (0)
2020 Real Betis 1 (0)
2020–2021 Melbourne City 10 (1)
2021–2022 AGF 20 (2)
2022-2023 Adelaide United 2
International career
2019– Australia 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 3 August 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 March 2020

Australian rules football career
Personal information
Draft No. 23, 2016 AFL Women's draft
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfield/Forward
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
2017–2019 Adelaide 20 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2019 season.
Career highlights

Jenna McCormick (born 7 September 1994) is a professional Australian sportswoman who plays soccer for Danish Elitedivisionen club AGF Fodbold and has played Australian rules football for the Adelaide Football Club in the AFL Women's (AFLW) competition.


Early life

McCormick was born and raised in Mount Gambier, South Australia, before moving to Adelaide in 2011. [1] She played junior soccer for Blue Lake SC in Mount Gambier. [2] In Mount Gambier, Jenna attended Tenison Woods College and in Adelaide, McCormick attended Walford Anglican School for Girls and played soccer, cricket and Australian rules football at high levels. [3]

Football career

McCormick playing soccer for Adelaide United in 2017 Jenna McCormick Adelaide United 2017 (48780973501) (cropped).jpg
McCormick playing soccer for Adelaide United in 2017

McCormick made her debut in the W-League for Adelaide United in December 2012 in a loss to Melbourne Victory. [4] She usually plays as a midfielder, but was used as a defender by Adelaide in the 2013–14 W-League. [1] McCormick was included in an Australian Schoolgirls team to tour South America in 2013, and was named player of the tournament. [5]

McCormick joined Canberra United Football Club in 2015. [6] In 2016, she moved to Iceland to play for Stjarnan in the Úrvalsdeild; making her debut as a substitute in a win over Selfoss. [7] Jenna returned to Canberra United for the 2016–17 season.

In July 2017, McCormick signed to play the second half of the 2017 season with Medkila IL in the Toppserien, the top tier of women's soccer in Norway. [8]

In September 2017, McCormick committed to return to Adelaide United for the 2017–18 W-League season. [9]

In October 2018, McCormick signed to play for Brisbane Roar for the 2018–19 W-League season.[ citation needed ]

In October 2019, McCormick quit AFLW and joined Melbourne Victory FC on a one-year deal. [10] In November 2019, McCormick made her debut for the National team - the Matilda's. She was in the starting XI in a Friendly against Chile. The Matilda's won the match 2–1.

In July 2020, McCormick inked a deal with Spanish club Real Betis based in Seville on a two-year deal. [11] Only five months later, it was announced that Real Betis and McCormick mutually agreed to terminate her contract, having played only game. [12]

A week after being released by Real Betis, McCormick signed with Melbourne City. [13]

In August 2021, McCormick joined Danish club AGF Fodbold. Playing 25 games overall, 20 in the Danish Women's League and 5 in the Danish Women's Cup. [14]

September 2022 saw McCormick rejoin Adelaide United for the 2022/2023 A-League season. This club is where her professional career began.

Australian rules career

In April 2016, McCormick declared her interest in playing in the newly formed AFL Women's competition, the first professional women's Australian rules football league. [15] She was drafted by Adelaide in the 2016 AFL Women's draft. [16] McCormick missed round 1 of the 2017 season to play for Canberra United in the W-League semi-final on 5 February 2017. [17] She debuted in round 2 of the 2017 season against the Western Bulldogs, and played seven games including the grand final in the Adelaide team that won the inaugural AFLW Premiership in 2017.

Adelaide signed McCormick for the 2018 season during the trade period in May 2017, [18] and she again missed the opening round of the season due to W-League commitments, joining the team for their round 2 match against Melbourne. [19] She signed with the Crows for the 2019 season in May 2018. [20]

AFL Women's statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season [21]
SeasonTeamNo.GamesTotalsAverages (per game)
2017 # Adelaide 57422914436130.
2018 Adelaide 56573163710150.
2019 # Adelaide 570148166413130.




Canberra United


Australian rules football


  • AFL Women's: 2017, 2019
  • Key to the City of Adelaide: 28 April 2017 to the Inaugural Premiership Team

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