Wayne Campbell

Wayne Campbell (born 23 September 1972) is a retired Australian rules football player and administrator for the Richmond Football Club in the AFL. He also had assistant coaching roles at the Western Bulldogs for two years.[1]

On 29 December 2013, it was announced that Campbell had been appointed as the AFL National Umpiring Director replacing Jeff Gieschen and will commence his new role in mid-January 2014.[2]

Richmond career

Playing career

Campbell joined Richmond via the 1989 National Draft being the club's fifth pick (No. 29 overall).[3] In a 15 season career from 1991 until 2005, Campbell played 297 games, three games short of the coveted 300-game milestone and the fourth-most in club history.[4] He was club captain from 2001 to 2004 and was succeeded by Kane Johnson. Campbell was regarded as a very consistent player who played in the forward line, the backline and on the wing, before becoming the prime mover in the Richmond midfield during the mid-to-late 1990s with a reputation as a first-class decision maker.[3]

Campbell won the Jack Dyer Medal (the award for the Best and Fairest player at the Richmond Football Club) four times, in 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2002. He was also runner-up in 1992, 1993 and 2001. He placed third for the award in 1998.

Campbell also received two All-Australian guernseys (awarded to players adjudged the best in their positions in the AFL competition) in 1995 and 1999. In addition, he represented Victoria in State of Origin matches and Australia in International Rules Series matches.

In 1995 he was favourite to win the Brownlow Medal (awarded to the Best and Fairest player in the AFL competition), having won various other media awards, but he polled poorly.

In June 2013, Campbell was inducted into the Richmond Hall of Fame.[4][3]

Coaching and administration career

Campbell had a five year stint in non-playing roles at Richmond, his last being Manager of VFL Strategy.[2] Richmond’s General Manager of Football, Dan Richardson, praised Campbell's work with the club saying, "Most recently, he has done an outstanding job in developing and implementing the strategy aligned to the establishment of the Club’s new VFL team."[2]

Campbell was an assistant coach at the Western Bulldogs for two years (2007 and 2008), under Rodney Eade.[1]

Statistics

[5]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
1991 Richmond 46 12 5 6 143 66 209 36 21 0.4 0.5 11.9 5.5 17.4 3.0 1.8 0
1992 Richmond 9 21 21 10 331 224 555 100 28 1.0 0.5 15.8 10.7 26.4 4.8 1.3 3
1993 Richmond 9 20 8 16 335 152 487 92 34 0.4 0.8 16.8 7.6 24.4 4.6 1.7 5
1994 Richmond 9 20 11 11 243 153 396 54 26 0.6 0.6 12.2 7.7 19.8 2.7 1.3 0
1995 Richmond 9 25 16 15 420 174 594 90 39 0.6 0.6 16.8 7.0 23.8 3.6 1.6 10
1996 Richmond 9 21 15 11 325 181 506 67 41 0.7 0.5 15.5 8.6 24.1 3.2 2.0 4
1997 Richmond 9 21 4 7 350 205 555 83 37 0.2 0.3 16.7 9.8 26.4 4.0 1.8 6
1998 Richmond 9 21 13 6 311 244 555 68 65 0.6 0.3 14.8 11.6 26.4 3.2 3.1 4
1999 Richmond 9 22 17 4 380 175 555 94 35 0.8 0.2 17.3 8.0 25.2 4.3 1.6 10
2000 Richmond 9 17 14 6 239 147 386 99 35 0.8 0.4 14.1 8.6 22.7 5.8 2.1 7
2001 Richmond 9 25 16 8 346 261 607 114 71 0.6 0.3 13.8 10.4 24.3 4.6 2.8 4
2002 Richmond 9 22 12 7 297 216 513 91 69 0.5 0.3 13.5 9.8 23.3 4.1 3.1 8
2003 Richmond 9 9 5 4 116 68 184 44 13 0.6 0.4 12.9 7.6 20.4 4.9 1.4 6
2004 Richmond 17 19 2 1 237 180 417 97 49 0.1 0.1 12.5 9.5 21.9 5.1 2.6 1
2005 Richmond 9 22 13 6 201 206 407 114 32 0.6 0.3 9.1 9.4 18.5 5.2 1.5 2
Career 297 172 118 4274 2652 6926 1243 595 0.6 0.4 14.4 8.9 23.3 4.2 2.0 70

References

  1. ^ a b Paton, Al (29 December 2013). "Former Richmond captain Wayne Campbell appointed new AFL umpires boss". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Campbell appointed AFL National Umpiring Director". Richmond Football Club. Richmond Football Club. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Greenberg, Tony (15 June 2013). "Hall of Fame inductee: Wayne Campbell". Richmond Football Club. Richmond Football Club. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b Pierik, Jon (16 June 2013). "Tigers honour famous quartet". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  5. ^ Wayne Campbell's player profile at AFL Tables

Further reading

  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996

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