Harry Weidner

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Harry Weidner
Personal information
Full name Norman Henry John Weidner
Date of birth (1907-03-03)3 March 1907
Date of death 29 January 1962(1962-01-29) (aged 54)
Original team(s) Warragul
Height / weight 175 cm / 72 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–1932 Richmond 96 (128)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1932.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Norman Henry John "Harry" Weidner (3 March 1907 – 29 January 1962)[1][2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Weidner was a half forward flanker from Warragul who kicked at least 25 goals every season from 1928 to 1931 and was Richmond's second top goal-kicker in the first of those years.[3] He represented the 1928 Victorian interstate team which defeated South Australia in Melbourne by nine points.[4]

He appeared in Richmond's 1927, 1928 and 1929 grand final losses and managed to kick two goals in both the 1928 and 1929 Grand Finals.[3][5] In total kicked 15 goals from the nine finals that he played during his career.[3] Richmond broke through for a premiership in 1932 but Weidner wasn't part of the success, having played his last game for the club in round 10.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genealogy". Ancestry. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Harry Weidner - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d AFL Tables: Harry Weidner
  4. ^ The Advertiser,"Inter-State Football", 27 August 1928, p. 10
  5. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.