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Key Facts

Full name
Wayne Mark Henwood

Known as
Wayne Henwood


15 October 1962 (age 60)


Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 164d
Last game: 29y 188d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 110 kg

Senior clubs
South Fremantle; Glenelg; Sydney; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 9
Melbourne: 26

Recruited from
South Fremantle (1985); Glenelg (1987); Sydney (1992)

Wayne Henwood

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South FremantleWAFL1981-198467110.16

AFL: 9,767th player to appear, 3,029th most games played, 2,198th most goals kickedSydney: 1,160th player to appear, 197th most games played, 165th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,133rd player to appear, 1,365th most games played, 1,338th most goals kicked

Wayne 'Moose' Henwood was a powerfully built utility who played league footballs in five different competitions. He began with South Fremantle for whom he played 67 WAFL games and kicked 11 goals between 1981 and 1984. He also represented Western Australia 4 times. The next couple of seasons saw Henwood at Glenelg where his 54 SANFL games for 20 goals included consecutive grand final wins. In the 1985 grand final defeat of North Adelaide he led the rucks and was listed high among the Bays' best players. During his time in South Australia he played once for the state. Between 1987 and 1991 he eked out a reputation as a high quality performer with Sydney, for whom he played 78 V/AFL games and kicked 45 goals. Used initially as a centre half forward by the Swans he later made the transition to defence.

After leaving Sydney Wayne Henwood spent the 1991/2 Northern Tasmanian Football League season playing for a St Mary's team which ultimately won the premiership. He also represented the Northern Territory.

The 1992 season saw him having a second stab at AFL football when he joined Melbourne but he managed just a solitary appearance for the year. He then spent the 1993 season, his last as a player, with Northern Tasmanian Football League club East Devonport.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.