|Full name||John Phillip Wight|
|Date of birth||15 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of death||30 June 2011(aged 47)|
|Place of death||East Melbourne, Victoria|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
The 185 cm tall, 85 kg Wight played for the Melbourne Football Club between 1985 and 1995, playing 150 games and scoring 63 goals. He is not only the first player to be associated with the Irish experiment, but also considered to be one of its most successful products.
Wight was scouted by the Melbourne Football Club's Ron Barassi and Barry Richardson on a visit to Ireland in 1982 as having the potential to play Australian rules football. Wight was brought to Australia in 1985.
Before playing Australian rules, he played Gaelic football with the Kerry minor (Under-18) team which reached the final of the 1982 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship and with the Listowel Emmets club - the same club as Tadhg Kennelly.
Sean Wight made his VFL debut in 1985 and became a regular backline player, recognisable with his trademark moustache.
He began to develop a reputation as a dour defender, with an exceptional ability to not only spoil opponents marking attempts, but take high marks himself.
Retiring in 1995, Wight's career was somewhat overshadowed by Jim Stynes, whose career in the midfield earned more accolades and media attention.
- Carroll, Lynda (30 June 2011). "Vale Sean Wight". Melbourne Football Club. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
- Ex-Demon Wight dies of cancer, ABC News, 30 June 2011.
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