This highly skilled left foot winger was one of the few men to have won the Morrish medal (the Best and Fairest in the VFL Under-19 competition) and gone on to be one of the most highly rated performers in the AFL over the past decade.
In nine seasons with North Melbourne, Wayne Schwass was twice named Best and Fairest, and was a key member of the 1996 flag side. His long kicking, creativity and incisive runs from the wing made him one of the most outstanding players of the mid 90s, popular with players, umpires and fans alike.
After nine years with the Roos, Wayne moved to Sydney in 1997, where it is testament to his professionalism and high-class preparation, that he played 97 of a possible 103 games in his time for the Swans, and added four finals appearances to his already impressive playing achievements.
Upon his retirement in June 2002, he was lauded as 'one of the premier running players of the modern era - a feisty package with a ballistic left boot, sure hands, superb balance and great vision'. Since then he has set up The Sunrise Foundation to help athletes suffering from depression, an affliction he himself dealt with during his AFL career, and currently works as a panellist on Fox League Teams and as an AFL commentator.
Client Comments for Wayne Schwass
Wayne Schwass travels from Victoria Australia
- Wayne's presentation was excellent - a highlight of the conference and he received a standing ovation.
St John Ambulance WA
- Building a winning culture
- Mental health (depression)
"Always a pleasure working with the Sydney team, Nina and Tamie. Helpful in working with our not for profit budget. Thanks for all your assistance as always."
National Safety Council of Australia
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