Laurie Keene

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Laurie Keene
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Kimberley Brett Keene
Date of birth (1961-01-02) 2 January 1961 (age 58)
Original team(s) Karrinyup
Debut Round 1, 1987, West Coast
vs. Richmond, at Subiaco Oval
Height 202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1981–90, 1994 Subiaco 140 (246)
1987–1990 West Coast 036 0(38)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Lawrence Kimberley Brett "Laurie" Keene (born 2 January 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the VFL/AFL.

Tall and athletic, Laurie Keene was recruited to West Coast from Subiaco, where he had been a member of premiership sides in 1986 and 1988. He could play as a key position forward or in the ruck and had topped Subiaco's goalkicking in 1985 with 70 goals as well as winning their 'Fairest and best' award in 1986.

His career at West Coast was often interrupted by injury, most notably an Achilles tendon injury which ended his VFL/AFL career, but he had a solid debut season with 25 goals, which included a then club record haul of six against Carlton at Princes Park.

Keene returned to Subiaco after his stint at West Coast and played with the club until 1994, amassing 140 games.

At interstate level he was a regular West Australian representative and earned selection to the All-Australian team at the 1986 State of Origin Carnival. He is mostly remembered by West Coast fans for kicking West Coast first goal.


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

External links

  • Laurie Keene's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Laurie Keene at
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