Rhett McKenzie was a local boy who lived and was schooled in the Canterbury area.
Rhett played in the midfield and was also very dangerous, playing out of the goalsquare. Rhett kicked many goals for the club from set shots and snaps. He loved a goal.
Rhett was extremely strong in his body type, built like Fred Flintstone, whilst combining that in his early years, with explosive pace off the mark. Rhett instilled genuine fear in the opposition, as Rhett loved a hard bump, hit the packs like a steam train, and in this era when “cut lunches” were an accepted part of the game, Rhett had a knockout one.
Rhett was a multiple Best & Fairest winner and played in Canterbury’s 1991 flag and later in the club’s 2003 flag.
Rhett still lives in the area and can be spotted at the odd home game. He is the latest nomination for Canterbury’s Legends Team.