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Paul McCormack


Career: 1992-1994
Debut: Round 1, 1992 vs Brisbane, aged 22 years, 9 days
Carlton Player No.: 977
Games: 14
Goals: 2
Guernsey No. 30
Last Game: Round 2, 1994 v Collingwood, aged 24 years, 23 days
Height: 183cm
Weight: 83kg
DOB: 12 March, 1970


Wearing guernsey #30, McCormack played 14 games for Carlton over Seasons 1992-1994, kicking 2 goals in the process. McCormack was recruited from VFA club Dandenong, with fellow "redleg" Rohan Welsh being picked up at the same time in the 1992 pre-season draft at pick 19. McCormack was a no-frills, tough as nails player who was spent time playing with North Melbourne's U/19's after being recruited from Scoresby. McCormack has good bloodlines being the nephew of former Tiger Star Barry Richardson. McCormack was reported and suspended in his first senior game with the Blues after he ran through Brisbane playmaker Matthew Campbell in the Blues opening game of the 1992 season. He debuted in Round 1, 1992, and finished up in Round 2, 1994. A 183cm utility / defender, McCormack was a solid player pushed out by the strong list in the mid 1990's.

At the completion of his playing stint at the Blues, McCormack headed to the SANFL to play with the Norwood FC in 1995. Here he proved to be a very handy footballer and in 1998 represented SANFL against the WAFL in which he won the Fos Williams medal as best player for the SANFL in 1998. Paul McCormack wearing the No.42 only played 52 games for Norwood and 2 games for the SANFL but the popular defender left supporters with many fine memories. Tough, strong and uncompromising, the rebounding half-back flanker made a big impact at Norwood, despite some injury concerns. He will probably be best remembered for some big hits on opposition players. Debuting in 1995, he suffered groin soreness during the year, and decided to travel in 1996. Back for 1997 and free of injury, he had an excellent season in Norwood's premiership year. He starred in the State game against the Australian Capital Territory, and won the the club's Jim Tummel Outstanding Qualities Award. However, after playing 21 games for the year, he badly injured his knee in the Preliminary Final and was forced out of the Grand Final team. In 1998 he was awarded the Woods Medal and played in a Reserves premiership. Earlier in the season McCormack had won the Fos Williams Medal for his best on ground performance for South Australia against Western Australia.

McCormack headed back to Victoria and coached the East Ringwood FC from 2006-09, he was then appointed coach of VAFA A Section club Old Brighton for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He then was appointed in a role as an assistant coach with the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup for the 2012 season. In 2015 McCormack took up the reins as the senior coach for the Bayswater FC in the Eastern FL . McCormack coached Bayswater to the 2nd division premiership in his second year in 2016, the team was elevated to 1st Division for the 2017 season but the season yielded only 1 win and was subsequently relegated back to Division 2. McCormack decided that he was at the end of his tenure as the senior coach at Bayswater and resigned from this position after three years at the helm. Not long after this decision he backflipped on it and signed on for a further two seasons with Bayswater.

Career Highlights

1993 - 4th Reserves Best & Fairest

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