Tim McGenniss – North Melbourne #37

Tim was taken by North Melbourne with pick 10 in the 2013 Rookie Draft.

Tim had an excellent season with Werribee in the VFL in 2013. He played 20 games and averaged 18 possessions playing through the midfield. He was often given run with roles with the oppositions best players and performed extremely well.

Tim was given an opportunity with North Melbourne as much for his attitude and leadership on and off the field as his ability to play the game. Tim will thrive in the professional environment of AFL football and, given time to develop, he will become an important part of the North Melbourne midfield.

Q: What Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?

A: I played at Langwarrin footy club and then Frankston Rovers and then played for Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup Under 18’s for one year. The highlight was playing in 3 premierships at Langwarrin.

Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?

A: Lenny Hayes. I loved the way he goes about his footy. Always goes in hard and does all the right things.

Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?

A: I was working with my dad tree lopping and I checked on Facebook on a live streaming site and it came up with my name. We had an early finish that day!

Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?

A: Fashion, hanging with my mates, water skiing, jet skiing.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?

A: I’d be working with my dad as a tree lopper and be looking to do a course that could get me into working in Real Estate.