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21 October 1966 (age 56)
Place of birth
Fish Creek, VIC (3959)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 258d
Last game: 29y 301d
Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 93 kg
West Torrens; Adelaide; Woodville West Torrens
State of origin
Peter Weidemann (Father)Murray Weideman (Second cousin)
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
|Woodville West Torrens||SANFL||1991-1996||57||28||0.49||—||—||—||—||—|
AFL: 10,261st player to appear, 3,421st most games played, 3,194th most goals kickedAdelaide: 34th player to appear, 85th most games played, 85th most goals kicked
Wayne Weidemann was a hard at the ball defender or on-baller who boasted a fair amount of pace. He hailed from Fish Creek in Victoria and played in the SANFL for West Torrens (19 games, 13 goals in 1990) and Woodville West Torrens Eagles (57 games, 28 goals 1991-6) and in the AFL for Adelaide (68 games, 26 goals 1991-6). A career highlight was his near best afield performance for the victorious Eagles against Norwood in the 1993 grand final.
In appearance Weidemann was often likened to a Viking warrior and while with Adelaide he earned something of a cult status, with the crowd collectively droning “Weed!” every time he neared the ball.
After his AFL and SANFL careers were over Wayne Weidemann joined Tasmanian Statewide Football League club Devonport as both player and assistant coach. In 1998 he won the William Leitch Medal for competition best and fairest. Over the subsequent couple of decades he remained involved in football including serving as coach of West Adelaide in 2006-7.
Author - John Devaney