Full Name: STUART WIGNEY
Date of Birth: 19/04/1969
Height: 191 cm ( 6-3 )
Weight: 99 kg ( 15-8 )
Debut: 01/04/1995, Round 1, South Melbourne
Last Game: 18/05/1996, Round 8, North Melbourne
Total Games: 14
Total Goals: 1
Stuart was drafted by Richmond after stints with Footscray, Sydney and the Adelaide Crows. He represented the Victorian “B” side whilst at Footscray, and was also a member of the Adelaide Crows’ Finals teams in 1993, playing mainly as a forward. Since joining Richmond, he has played at centre-half-back, playing brilliant football in the early part of 1995. An attacking, aggressive player who uses his strength constructively, he performed well against North Melbourne champion Wayne Carey, in Round 4. Stuart often backed his judgement running off opponents and carrying the ball downfield with several bounces and a long kick. Playing against the Sydney Swans in Sydney, he had been performing very well until late in the last quarter when he broke his ankle in a pack of players and was forced to miss the majority of the season. Sydney proved to be his jinx, as he suffered a broken leg in 1992 while playing with that club. He returned to the seniors for the Finals but was unable to regain his early season form.
Stuart's brother, Brad, is currently opening the bowling for South Australian Sheffield Shield side.
Leongatha Juniors to 1987 ; Footscray Reserves 1988-91, Games 32, Goals 21 ; Footscray Seniors 1988-91, Games 47, Goals 21 ( Honours - Victorian " B " Representative Team Games 1 ) ; Sydney Swans 1992, Games 1 Goals 0 ; Sydney Swans Seniors 1992, Games 1, Goals 0 ; Sydney Swans Resrves 1992, Games 3, Goals 4 ; Adelaide Crows 1993-94, Games 10, Goals 20 ; Sturt 1993-94, Games 27, Goals 29.