Drafted by the Kangaroos in the 6th round of the 1999 AFL Draft, Makepeace made his AFL debut in 2000 and was a key player in the Kangaroos' back line for many years. In 2005 he represented Australia for the International Rules Series.
In 2006 Makepeace found his playing time limited, as he played just 12 games. At the end of that season, the seven-year veteran was delisted by the Kangaroos.
Not picked up by an AFL club, Makepeace played for the VFL's Casey Scorpions in 2007.
Troy has since returned to the club he was originally plucked from, the Moe Lions, and was Captain/Coach of the club from 2008 to 2011. More recently Troy appeared on Channel 10 game show Family Feud.
- Troy Makepeace's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- "Australian Football - Troy Makepeace - Player Bio". australianfootball.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "Troy Makepeace of the North Melbourne Kangaroos Player Profile and AFL Stats". www.footywire.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- Charalambous, Stephanie (28 March 2013). "Lives changed in a second". Latrobe Valley Express. Retrieved 8 December 2016.