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

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

Terry Waters has passed away, this was made known through news we saw on social media today.

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

Originally from Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Dandenong, Waters transfer application to Collingwood was originally denied by Dandenong and he was required to go to the Supreme Court to have writs issued to allow him to make his VFL debut in 1963.

Waters was a versatile player who was originally used as a ruck/forward before moving into defence later on in his career. He was known as a great mark of the ball in dry or wet conditions. Waters won the Copeland Trophy for being Collingwood’s Best and Fairest player in 1966, was their leading goalkicker in 1963 and 1964, and earned All Australian selection for his performance in the 1969 Adelaide Carnival. Waters attended De La Salle College Malvern.

Waters was appointed captain of Collingwood in 1970. In 1971, after suffering a series of injuries that caused him to miss seven games then he struggled with his form, he resigned the position midway through the season, reasoning that the responsibility associated with the captaincy had affected his form.

The club announced the passing of the 76-year-old, 163 game star on Tuesday night.

Waters career with Collingwood kicked off in 1963 and saw him burst onto the scene with a truly dominant first season.

In his first year in the famous Magpies stripes, Waters snagged 50 goals and claimed the club’s best first year player award.

He captained the club for two seasons before hanging up the boots at the end of the 1972 seasons with 163 games and 182 goals to his name.

“The Collingwood Football Club extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Terry Waters; a club captain, Copeland Trophy winner and Hall of Fame member who has passed away after a battle with cancer,” the statement read.

“Waters is survived by his wife Jane, son Tom and daughter Charlotte. He was 76 years of age.

“The decorated career of Waters began in 1963, when he kicked 50 goals in a debut season that saw him win Collingwood’s best first year player award and immediate high regard that would be justified over the next eight seasons with a Copeland Trophy in 1966, All-Australian selection in 1969 and captaincy of the club in 1970 and 1971.

“In all, Waters would play 163 matches and, after a soaring start as a key forward, evolve into a commanding marking player further afield. He kicked 117 goals in his first 53 matches but gave up the goal square to Peter McKenna in 1965. Waters then won his Copeland and regular state selection for Victoria as a ruck-rover and outstanding intercept defender.

“As a mark of respect Collingwood players will wear black armbands in the match against Fremantle in Perth on Sunday.”

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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