Terry Waters Collingwood Death Dead – Terry Waters Obituary, Cause of Death

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Terry Waters Collingwood Death Dead – Terry Waters Obituary, Cause of Death

Terry Waters (14 December 1943 – 28 July 2020) was an Australian rules footballer. He played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

At first, he played for the Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Dandenong. Waters won the Copeland Trophy for being Collingwood’s Best and Fairest player in 1966, was their leading goalkicker in 1963 and 1964.

Terry Waters was appointed captain of Collingwood in 1970.

A legendary football moment has receded a little further into history with the passing of Terry Waters, aged 76.

In footy’s way of things, Waters is best remembered for captaining Collingwood to improbable defeat by Carlton in 1970, the most famous grand final of all. It is a match he could never quite forget, either.

But there was so much more. Originally from the Mallee, via Dandenong, Waters began at Collingwood in 1963 as a glamorous goal-kicker, but ultimately made his name in midfield and defence, where he was known for his ultra-safe hands and footy smarts.

He played in Victorian teams, was an all-Australian, and won the Copeland Trophy in 1966, the year of another epic Collingwood near-miss. For the Magpies of his time, it wasn’t meant to be.

Waters replaced Des Tuddenham as captain in 1970, but was helpless to stop a big half-time lead slipping away to the Ron Barassi-inspired Blues. Years later, he told Martin Flanagan the worst was that he knew the Magpies could not have picked a better team.

Waters played 163 games across 10 years, later worked as an industrial chemist for CUB, and re-appeared briefly in club lore as one of reformist Ranald McDonald’s New Magpies in 1982.

In recent years, Waters has battled cancer. He is survived by his wife Jane, son Tom and daughter Charlotte.

Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed. We will update you as soon as we have more information about his death.

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