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Key Facts

Full name
Wayne Weidemann

Known as
Wayne Weidemann

Nickname
Weed

Born
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

Senior clubs
West Torrens; Adelaide; Woodville West Torrens

Jumper numbers
Adelaide: 33

State of origin
VIC

Family links
Peter Weidemann (Father)Murray Weideman (Second cousin)

Wayne Weidemann

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West TorrensSANFL199019130.68
AdelaideAFL1991-199668260.3846%7.745.682.379
Woodville West TorrensSANFL1991-199657280.49
SANFL1990-199676410.54
AFL1991-199668260.3846%7.745.682.379
Total1990-1996144670.47

AFL: 10,261st player to appear, 3,417th most games played, 3,190th most goals kickedAdelaide: 34th player to appear, 85th most games played, 84th 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

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; The Complete Book of SANFL Records 2004 edition by Dion Hayman

Footnotes

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