Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Terry Thripp

Known as
Terry Thripp

31 October 1963 (age 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 155d
Last game: 28y 260d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 33, 12

Family links
Bill Thripp (Father)

Terry Thripp

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SydneyV/AFL1983-1984, 1987-199278430.5542%9.604.713.1410
Total1983-1984, 1987-199278430.5542%9.604.713.1410

AFL: 9,417th player to appear, 3,049th most games played, 2,270th most goals kickedSydney: 1,111th player to appear, 195th most games played, 178th most goals kicked

Son of former Collingwood player Bill Thripp, Terry Thripp commenced his senior football career with Pennant Hills, before being recruited by Sydney. He debuted in 1983, the first locally born player to represent the Swans following their relocation. A utility who boasted excellent all round skills, he could operate with equal effectiveness at both ends of the ground. In 1983-4 and from 1987 to 1992 he played 78 V/AFL games and scored 43 goals. In addition he helped New South Wales to a third place finish at the 1988 bicentennial carnival in Adelaide. He also spent some time with North Shore, and was chosen at centre half back in that club’s official ‘Team of the Century’.

Author - John Devaney


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