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Chris Waterman
Watermanc
DOB
19/9/1968
Height
180cm
Weight
86 kg
Junior club
East Fremantle/Rossmoyne JFC
Arrived
Signed at the end of the 1987 season
Number
31 (1988 – 1990)
39 (1991 – 1999)
Debut
Round 5 1988 vs Footscray – 39th Eagles player
Games
177
Goals
75
Honours
Premiership medals (1992, 1994)
Best Clubman (1991)
B&F Top 10
4 (1991, 1992, 1995, 1998)
Best Finish
3rd (1998)
Last app.
Qualifying Final 1998 vs W.Bulldogs
Departed
Retired ahead of the 1999 season
Other clubs
East Fremantle (WAFL) 1987-1999

The Mr Fix-It of the 1990s premiership sides, Chris Waterman was an exceptional kick and able to play at either end of the ground as well as pinch-hit in the midfield.

West Coast careerEdit

Another of the “Magnificent Seven” that led WA to a Teal Cup victory in 1985, Muddy Waterman had to wait until 1988 to join the Eagles squad. He made his debut in 1988 but his breakout came in the 1990 finals series. After being dropped for the qualifying final replay against Collingwood , he returned for the semi-final against Melbourne and kicked a career-high 6 goals playing off a forward flank.

In 1991 Muddy played every match, including the grand final at Waverley, and received the Best Clubman award at the end of the year. The following year Waterman played in his second grand final, this time with a much better outcome.

Waterman tasted further success in 1994 as a member of the victorious grand final side, one of 15 players to have played in both premierships in the 90s.

He continued to be an important part of the team throughout the rest of the 1990s. Unfortunately, before the start of the 1999 season he was forced into a premature retirement due to a serious neck injury.

Post-VFL/AFL careerEdit

Waterman went into coaching, first in West Coast’s match day committee before joining Damian Drum at Fremantle. He then moved into coaching at WAFL level, acting as Peel’s senior coach for four seasons before crossing to Subiaco for three seasons.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G
1988 7 2 2 89 27 18 107 7 EF 13 12
1989 10 10 3 110 42 38 148 12 8 2
1990 6 13 9 49 25 16 65 10 6 7
1991 26 6 3 308 65 127 435 29 0
1992 24 6 6 287 98 118 405 48 0
1993 20 15 20 224 92 108 332 28 1 0
1994 18 3 4 127 54 56 183 17 6 4
1995 20 8 7 243 103 120 363 28 0
1996 12 7 7 161 55 55 216 19 2 1
1997 12 0 1 114 41 68 182 15 1 0
1998 22 5 10 265 112 146 411 30 26 1 0
Tot 177 75 72 1977 714 870 2847 243 26
Avg 0.4 11.2 4.0 4.9 16.1 1.4 1.2

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/C/Chris_Waterman.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Waterman

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/1968

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