Full Name: TERRY WALLACE
Date of Birth: 13/12/1958
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 85 kg ( 13-5 )
Debut: 11/04/1987, Round 3, Essendon
Last Game: 20/06/1987, Round 13, Carlton
Total Games: 11
Total Goals: 7
Terry was a courageous centreman. A consistently high possession winner, he finished his career with the impressive average of 30 possessionsd per game. He was often found at the bottom of packs trying to give his team first use of the ball. Although he was creative, he let himself down on occasions with the lack of penetration in his kicking. Not overly fast, he had fine anticipation and a well-developed football brain.
Terry started his senior career with Camberwell in 1977, winning their Best and Fairest award in his first season. He then crossed to Hawthorn where he played between 1978 and 1986., He commenced his league career in a very positive fashion and was voted best on the ground in his first senior game against Essendon. He was a member of Hawthorn’s 1978, 1983 and 1986 Premiership sides and voted best-on-ground against Fitzroy in the 1986 preliminary final. He also won the Best and Fairest award in 1980 and 1983. Terry ran equal third in the 1982 “Brownlow Medal” count and he represented Victoria three times. His only season with Richmond, 1987, was interrupted due to a back injury.
He then moved to Footscray, in 1988, and resurrected his career. He regained his old form and went on to win Footscray’s Best and Fairest award in 1988 and 1989.He also gained state selection as well as representing the VFA in the 1988 Bicentennial Carnival in Adelaide. His consistent form during the carnival later earned him selection in the Bicentennial All-Australian team. He later suffered severe facial injuries in a game against Melbourne at the Western Oval, after being on the receiving end of a crude tackle. The culprit, Melbourne defender Rod Grinter, received a lengthy suspension from the Tribunal and also faced the civil courts in relation to damages. Terry retired during the 1991 season. Between 1992 and 1995, he coached Footscray’s Reserves. In 1994, he led them to the Premiership after they finished third in 1993. Away from football, Terry is a qualified physical education teacher and was the football operations manager for the Footscray Football Club until he took over as coach when Alan Joyce resigned.
Bulleen Templestowe U/17 1976 ( Honours - Premiership U/17 1976 ) ; Camberwell Thirds 1976( Honours - Best & Fairest 1976 ) ; Camberwell Seniors 1977, Games 21, Goals 34 ; Hawthorn Seniors 1978-86, Games 174, Goals 96 ( Honours - Premiership 1978, 1983, 1986, Best & Fairest 1980, 1983, Victorian Representative Team 1981-83 Games 3 Goals 3.
Footscray Seniors 1988-91, Games 69, Goals 20 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1988-89, Victorian Representative Team 1988 Games 1 Goals 0, All-Australian Team 1988 ) ; Footscray Reserves Coach 1992-95 ( Honours - Premiership VSFL 1994 ).