Mitchell Clisby

Mitchell Clisby
Mitchell Clisby
Mitchell Clisby
Mitchell Clisby


5 January 1990

From a young age, Broken Hill born, Mitchell was a passionate sportsman, trying his hand at a variety of sports. AFL was the sport that Mitchell enjoyed the most and it did not take long for him to set his sights on becoming a professional AFL player. In 2008, Mitchell signed with the North Adelaide Football Club where he played in the reserves before making his league debut in 2010. It was not long before Mitchell became a highly respected player, both on and off the field, capturing the attention of the AFL. Mitchell was drafted to the Melbourne Football Club in 2013’s rookie draft at pick 19, where he would stay for two years. Mitchell played eight games in 2013 but unfortunately, due to injury, was unable to play in 2014. He would then move onto the Essendon Football Club as a ‘top up’ player during their supplement saga as a significant amount of their players were suspended. Following this period, Mitchell returned to Adelaide, re-signing with the North Adelaide Football Club and being appointed captain of the league side. Mitchell captained the side for two years before stepping down from the leadership role to focus on his own footy. In 2018, North Adelaide won the SANFL premiership and Mitchell was awarded third Best and Fairest for the club.

Following 151 senior games for North Adelaide, Mitchell retired at the end of the 2021 season. After spending 12 months away from the club, Mitchell returned as a senior assistant coach and will also coach the North Adelaide reserves team in 2023. Away from football, you will find him in the classroom teaching physical education and mathematics. Outside of football and work, Mitchell enjoys spending time with his young family, and much like his younger days, following multiple sports.


  • 151 SANFL games
  • 1 State game for South Australia
  • North Adelaide Football Club Life Membership.
  • Third best and fairest in premiership year 2018.



  • Re-signed with North Adelaide Football Club for the 2021 Season.
  • Played game 150 and retired at season end



  • SANFL premiership – North Adelaide vs Norwood.



  • North Adelaide Football Club Captain.



  • North Adelaide Football Club Captain.
  • Selected for the state representative team – South Australia vs Victoria.



  • Signed a short-term contract with Essendon Football Club as a ‘top up’ player due to the supplement saga.
  • Re-signed with North Adelaide Football Club.



  • Drafted to Melbourne Football Club in the rookie draft at pick 19.
  • AFL debut for Melbourne Football Club – round 13, June 22nd, Melbourne vs St Kilda.
  • Played 8 games for Melbourne Football Club.



  • SANFL debut for North Adelaide Football Club – North Adelaide vs Woodville-West Torrens Eagles.