Known as one of the greatest AFL talents from the ACT, Tony Wynd endured a remarkable career with the local Queanbeyan Tigers club. This included playing in 11 First Grade Grand Finals, winning six Premierships, as well as captaining his beloved Tigers for several seasons.
As a reflection on his ability and consistency as a player, Tony was also chosen to be part of 41 ACT Representative fixture matches.
Injury prevented Tony from playing in the All-Australian Representative team which toured Ireland and the United States in 1987. His selection was widely recognised as he was one of very few players from outside the major Australian football league teams to ever be named in an All-Australian team.
Notable achievements include being named best and fairest player on five separate occasions for the Queanbeyan Tigers First Grade squad, an award which has since been named the Tony Wynd Medal. Tony also received the Mulrooney Medal for best and fairest in the ACT competition on four occasions, a record for the ACT Australian Football League (ACTAFL) and an acknowledgment of his exceptional sporting ability.
Tony was also named vice-captain of the ACTAFL Legends team, a team selected from those who have played in the ACTAFL’s 75-year history, a tribute to the rare talent which he possessed.
Upon retirement Tony became assistant coach of the Queanbeyan Tigers from 1988 to 1993 and was awarded Life Membership to the club. Fittingly, Tony received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 in recognition of his contribution to sport. His induction into the ActewAGL ACT Sport Hall of Fame four years later is tribute to his significance in ACT sporting history.
Born: 13 April 1964