Daniel Menzel Biography
Daniel Menzel is an Australian rules footballer who played or the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently playing and coaching at Central Districts Football Club in the SANFL. He is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly touching a woman inappropriately without consent.
Daniel Menzel Age
He was born on September 13, 1991 in Australia. He is 29 years old as of 2020.
Daniel Menzel Parents
Menzel is the son of Cathy Menzel. Cathy said in an interview that seeing Daniel play his debut match for Geelong in round 20, 2010, is among her most special moments.
Daniel Menzel Brothers
Daniel has five brothers, Adam, Matt, Chris, Sam and Troy. His younger brother, Troy Menzel is also a professional rules footballer who played for the Carlton Football Club and Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted at pick 11 in the 2012 national draft by Carlton, and was traded to Adelaide after the 2015 season. He was delisted at the conclusion of the 2017 AFL season.
Daniel Menzel Wife
Daniel is not married.
Daniel Menzel AFL
Menzel began playing football as a junior for the Golden Grove Football Club before his debut for the Central District Football Club in the SANFL, as well as representing South Australia in the 2009 AFL National Under 18 Championships.
He was drafted by the Geelong Football Club in the 2009 AFL Draft. For the majority of 2010 he played for Geelong’s VFL team and was awarded the Damien Drum Medal for a best-on-ground performance against Werribee.
He lost 3 seasons to knee constructions and returned in the 2015 season. During the 2017 season, he played in 17 games in the home and away season and kicking 38 goals before being surprisingly dropped from the team in the first match of the finals. His contract ended the same year.
Daniel Menzel Injury
Menzel ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the first round of finals in 2011. He had a knee reconstruction and returned to VFL football in June 2012, but ruptured the ACL in his left knee in his return game, ruling him out for the rest of the season.
In December 2012 he re-injured the knee in offseason training and went for a LARS reconstruction surgery. He returned to VFL football in April 2013, but re-injured the LARS-reconstructed ligament in his second match, requiring another reconstruction which ruled him out of playing for the rest of 2013.
Daniel Menzel Delisted
After being dropped by Geelong he joined Sydney Swans as a delisted free agent but was delisted by the Swans at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Daniel Menzel Website
Menzel has a website which he uses to ‘help other realise what they can acahieve and offers support, advice and evidence that you can reach your goals throygh hardship and challenges. We provide hope and belief offering information, plans and ideas on how to tackle challenges and battle through struggles whether it be through an ACL recovery, a long term injury or a mental challenge.’
Daniel Menzel MTMF
Daniel offers apparel which relates to his slogan MTMF which is an abbreviation for Mental Toughness, Mental Fortitude. He says he created the slogan after his four knee reconstruction.
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Daniel Menzel Sexual Assault
Daniel was charged with sexual assault after he allegedly touched a woman without her consent at a Bondi hotel on November 23, 2019.
The NSW Police said in a statement, “On the 29 April 2020, a then aged 28-year-old man was charged with sexually touching another person without consent in relation to an incident at Bondi in November 2019.”
According to an exclusive by the Daily Mail, Daniel was charged with sexual assault on September 23, 2020. After an investigation by NSW Police. The case was mentioned in Waverley Local Court on Tuesday afternoon but he did not appear in person and was represented by a lawyer. He is next due to appear at Waverley Local Court on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
Daniel Menzel Instagram
His Instagram page is set on private.