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Paul Weston

NamePaul Weston
Born1957-04-09
Height188 cm
Weight85 kg
Jumper 28
V/AFL ClubsEssendon
V/AFL Games60
V/AFL Career1983-85
V/AFL Goals12
Brownlow Votes1
SANFL ClubsGlenelg

Player Stats

Biography

was among the most outstanding defenders of his generation, initially at Glenelg, for whom he played 196 league games over ten seasons, then at Essendon where he added another 60 from 1983 to 1985, and finally with West Torrens whom he captain-coached between 1986 and 1988, adding a final 49 senior league appearances to his tally. Athletic, immensely mobile, and calm and assured under pressure, Weston was the quintessential big game player, but he was not always blessed with good fortune. In 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1982 he played in losing grand final teams for Glenelg, and after crossing to the VFL he promptly added a sixth such disappointment as the Bombers lost the 1983 grand final to Hawthorn. Thankfully, Weston?? luck then turned, and in both 1984 and 1985 he was a key contributor to Essendon premiership victories. Other career highlights included club best and fairest awards at Glenelg in 1976 and 1980, and the Bays??captaincy from 1979 to 1980.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion