Since being drafted as a bottom-age player in the 2006 NAB AFL Draft, Schofield has carved a consistent AFL career. After playing 150 games for the Eagles, Schofield was awarded Life Membership.Hailing from Geelong College, Schofield had a terrific junior football career. His tall and athletic build made him impose himself on games from a young age, both in the air and throughout the ground.
At 195 centimetres, he has the ability to play key position however has the running ability to play in the midfield. Will is well-suited by the wide expanses of Domain Stadium where he can use his elite endurance and aerobic stamina to impact more contests around the ground.
From 2007-2009, Schofield played 15 senior games for the club as he still developed his craft and placing amongst a highly competitive team. However 2010 was a defining year for the growing defender, playing 20 games and establishing himself within the Eagles’ defence. He totalled 227 disposals over his 20 appearances for the year and averaged 2.5 rebounds a game. Since then Schofield has continued to provide a launch pad from halfback making the highlight reels with several eye catching running goals. Passing the 100 game milestone in 2014, Schofield took on extra responsibility in 2015 with the Eagles missing a couple of key position types in defence, helping fire the club through to the Grand Final.
With 150-plus AFL games under his belt, Schofield is also active in the media as a regular guest on 96FM Breakfast and as a host of the Eagles’ official TV show, Eagle Vision.