Vale Terry Weller


AFL Queensland wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Terry Weller, following his passing, aged 73.

Queensland representative, dual Duncanson Medallist, and inductee into the Queensland Football Hall of Fame, Weller passed away on the 14th of December 2023.

A footballer from the age of 12 when he began with the Zillmere Foxes, he dominated junior football to the extent that he made his senior debut at just 15 years old. At 19 years of age, he was a shared J.A. Grogan medallist. 

Terry, or ‘Big T’ to many, played 249 senior QAFL games with Windsor-Zillmere from 1965 to 1977 and was a Queensland representative in 1969 and 1971. After his outstanding career at Zillmere, Weller moved to Aspley and served as playing-coach from 1978-79 and 1981-84.

After he stepped away from coaching he played on from 1985-89 and played in seven SQAFA grand finals, winning five in a row from 1985-89 until his retirement at age 39, having played 222 senior games with Aspley. 

He won the Duncanson Medal in 1978 and 1982 and was runner-up three times. He was vice-captain of the SQAFA representative side in 1978-89 and 1981-82, captain-coach in 1983, captain in 1984, captain-coach in 1986-87 and coach in 1989. In nine years SQAFA won the South Queensland title five times.

Winning a shared J.A. Grogan Medal and two Duncanson Medals, the equivalent in the SQAFA, plus two QAFL premierships and five SQAFA premierships, it is certainly enough to call him a champion of Queensland football.

Terry was inducted into the Queensland Australian Football Hall of Fame in November 2023.

His funeral service will be held on Thursday 21 December at 10am at the Victory Church, 32 Carseldine Road, Bridgeman Downs 4053. A celebration of Terry’s life will follow at the Aspley Hornets Football Club, 50 Graham Road, Carseldine 4034.

Our thoughts are with Terry’s family at this difficult time.

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