Wayne Phillis

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 Glenelg Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 548
  • GFC League Debut: Round 6, 1967
  • Glenelg 19671977
    • 218 games
    • 90 goals
  • Premiership player 1973
  • Represented South Australia 5 times
 Other Career Highlights
  • Norwood 1978 - 1979 (38 games)
    • Premiership player 1978

* Stats current to end of 1979

Wayne Philis


  • Born:
  • Height: 185.5cm
  • Weight: 90kg
  • Recruited from:
  • Previous Club:
  • GFC League Debut: 1967

Guernsey Number: 20

Nickname: Butch

The younger brother of 'Fred', Wayne Phillis made his league debut for Glenelg in 1967, and later that year was a member of the club's second eighteen premiership side.

A powerful, assured and dynamic player, he was a close-checking centre half back during the early part of his career, but later developed into a fine ruckman.

He was among the Bays' best players in their 7 point grand final defeat of North Adelaide in 1973 (reviewed here), and also played in the losing grand finals of 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975 and 1977 (as acting captain).

After 218 games for Glenelg he moved to Norwood in 1978 where he had the immediate satisfaction of playing in that season's heart-stopping grand final win over Sturt. Phillis added 38 league games for the Redlegs before retiring at the end of the 1979 season.

He represented South Australia 5 times.

Inducted into Glenelg Hall of Fame in 2004.

See also

Gallery pictures


1. Pride of the Bay

2. Full Points Footy

3. 1973 Grand Final Football Budget.

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