Wayne Primmer

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Wayne Primmer
Personal information
Full name Wayne Primmer
Date of birth (1959-01-09) 9 January 1959 (age 57)
Original team(s) Woomelang
Height / weight 175 cm / 65 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1977–1979 Essendon 40 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1979.

Wayne Primmer (born 9 January 1959) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and West Torrens in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).[1]

Recruited from Woomelang, Primmer was a rover and had a particularly strong season in 1978, where he kicked 24 goals in his first six appearances that year, with seven goal hauls against South Melbourne, Carlton and Richmond.[2] By the end of the season he had amassed 47 goals, which were enough to top Essendon's goal-kicking.[3]

Primmer transferred to SANFL club West Torrens for the 1980 season, then to Mid-Murray Football League club Lalbert, in 1981 and 1982, the first as captain-coach. In 1983 he joined Hamilton as captain-coach and from 1984 to 1987 he played with Benalla, captain-coaching them in every year except 1986.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Wayne Primmer
  3. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  4. ^ "Primmer, Wayne". Essendon Football Club official website.