Tom Waye

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Tom Waye
Personal information
Full name Ivor Tom Waye
Date of birth 28 December 1909
Place of birth Willunga, South Australia
Date of death 10 February 1992(1992-02-10) (aged 82)
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1929–31 Port Adelaide 54
1932–35 Footscray 53 (43)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Tom Waye (28 December 1909 – 10 February 1992 [1] ) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Waye played his earliest football in Willunga and Renmark, before arriving in Adelaide and competing in the Port Adelaide Church Association. [2]

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Off the field he worked as a fitter and turner and moved to Melbourne for employment in 1932. [4] His teammate from Port Adelaide, Les Dayman, had also made his way to Victoria and both signed to play with Footscray. [5]

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References

  1. "Rootsweb". search.ancestry.com.
  2. The Mail ,"Successful Rover: T. Waye in Form for Port", 24 August 1929, p. 15
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN   978-1-920910-78-5.
  4. Barrier Miner,"Football: V. Johnson And T.Waye To Leave South Aus", 23 January 1932, p. 7
  5. "Tom Waye - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. "AFL Tables: Tom Waye". afltables.com.