Wayne Primmer

Wayne Primmer (born 9 January 1959) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and West Torrens in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).[1]

Wayne Primmer
Personal information
Full name Wayne Primmer
Date of birth (1959-01-09) 9 January 1959 (age 64)
Original team(s) Woomelang
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1977–1979 Essendon 40 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1979.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Recruited from Woomelang, Primmer was a rover and had a particularly strong season in 1978, where he kicked 24 goals in his first six appearances that year, with seven goal hauls against South Melbourne, Carlton and Richmond.[2] By the end of the season he had amassed 47 goals, which were enough to top Essendon's goal-kicking.[3]

Primmer transferred to SANFL club West Torrens for the 1980 season, then to Mid-Murray Football League club Lalbert, in 1981 and 1982, the first as captain-coach. In 1983 he joined Hamilton as captain-coach and from 1984 to 1987 he played with Benalla, captain-coaching them in every year except 1986.[4]

Primmer then coached Benalla All Blacks Football Club from 1992 to 1994.[5]

Primmer coached Greta Football Club in the Ovens and King Football League from 2005 to 2007,[6] then later coached Sandhurst in the Bendigo Football League from 2016 to 2018, which included their 2016 premiership![7]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ "AFL Tables: Wayne Primmer". afltables.com.
  3. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  4. ^ "Primmer, Wayne". Essendon Football Club official website.
  5. ^ "Benalla All Blacks - Coaches". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Greta FC - Coaches". Greta FNC. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  7. ^ "2016 - Defence the key to Sandhurst success". Bendigo Advertiser. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2021.