Daniel McKenzie has today been informed that he will not receive a senior playing contract for 2024, however remains a chance to be redrafted in the coming months.

The 27-year-old will train with the club this coming pre-season with full access to club facilities, with the possibility of rejoining the list via the pre-season Supplemental Selection Program (SSP).

McKenzie didn’t feature at senior level in 2023 following repeated calf injuries, recently traveling to Germany to receive specialised treatment and advice to facilitate a return to football.

“This has obviously been a very complex time for Dan, but his professionalism and patience throughout this time speaks volumes,” Executive General Manager of Football David Misson said.

“Dan has done everything throughout the year and in the off-season to get his body right, recently spending time in Munich to attain expert assistance. 

“We have been in constant dialogue with Dan regarding his playing future with the club, and we are hopeful that he will be a part of our list moving forward.

“While injury has limited Dan’s ability to influence on-field, his positivity and unshakeable work ethic has remained a strong part of his character. We hope to see both shine again this pre-season.”

Since making his senior debut in 2015, McKenzie has played 73 games for St Kilda.