Full Name: WAYNE CAMPBELL
Date of Birth: 23/09/1972
Height: 189 cm ( 6-2 1/2 )
Weight: 88 kg ( 13-10 )
Debut: 20/04/1991, Round 5, Fitzroy
Last Game: 28/08/2005, Round 22, Geelong
Total Games: 297
Total Goals: 172
Honours: Captain 2001-2004, Best & Fairest 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, Victorian Representative Team Games x, All-Australian Team 1995, 1998, International Rules Games x.
Richmond Life Member 1998
Richmond Hall of Fame member 2013
AFL Life Member
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 4
Wayne started his career as a wingman but became a very versatile player in a 15 season 297 game career playing as a forward , backman and mid-fielder, and on occasions as a key position player both forward and back.
Wayne joined Richmond from Golden Square with a third round draft selection , pick 29 overall and Richmond’s fifth pick in 1989 National Draft .
Wayne was an excellent and consistent player over a long career with the Tigers with his key strengths being his anticipation and ability to ‘ read the play ‘ , evasive skills , accurate disposal by hand and foot and a first-class decision make. His deceptive height and foot speed and a fierce competitiveness made him a formidable opponent for any team and in a 1992 game against Carlton he won 41 possessions , kicking 4 goals in the same match . Wayne continued to be a prolific possession winner throughout his whole career and through his high quality and consistent play won the Tigers Senior Best & Fairest “ Jack Dyer Medal “ in 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2002 and was runner-up in 1992, 1993, 2001 and was placed third in 1998. Wayne was a strong leader in the playing group throughout his career and was appointed captain from 2001to 2004 .
Wayne represented Victoria in State of Origin matches in 1995, XXXX and was selected in the All-Australian Team in 1995 and 1999, and also represented Australia in International Rules Series in Australia and Ireland.
Wayne played in Richmond’s 1995 and 2001 finals teams and was suspended for the only time in his career for striking Geelong’s Paul Couch in the 1995 Preliminary Final.
Wayne throughout his career received many offers to leave the Tigers but despite some attractive offers from other clubs stayed a one club player and his 297 games makes him fourth on Richmond’s most games played list .
Wayne worked in in the media during his career writing for the Melbourne Age as well as working on Radio 3UZ and being a regular member of Channel 7 TV’s Four Quarters Football show.
After finishing his career in 2005 Wayne became an assistant coach to Rodney Eade at Footscray in 2007and 2008. He returned to Richmond in 2009 performing a number of coaching , development and strategy roles until the end of 2013 .
Wayne was appointed as AFL National Umpiring Director for the 2014 and 2015 seasons . Wayne joined the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2016 as the General Manager Football Operations .
Ouyen Rovers to 1983 ( Honours - Premiership 3 times ) ; Golden Square Juniors 1984-86 ( Honours - Teal Cup Representative ) ; Marist Brothers 1986-87 ; Golden Square Seniors 1988-89 ( Honours - Premiership 1988 ). Joined Richmond as Richmond's draft selection pick 29 overall in 1989 National Draft.