Graham Wise

Image DOB: 13 October 1942

Debut: Round 1, 1963 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
Last Game: Round 1, 1966 against St. Kilda at MCG

From: North Ballarat

Number: 23 (1963-1966)

Premiership player - 1964
Life Member - 2023

Games: 40
Goals: 1
Career Statistics

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Recommended to the Demons by Premier Henry Bolte, Wise had a horror debut when he ran into Carl Ditterich, and played just three games in his first season. After dropping out of the senior side, Melbourne intended to play him in the Reserves but the Ballarat League wouldn't provide an extension on his initial three match permits unless he was picked for the seniors and Wise had to return to Ballarat.

He returned in 1964, and despite earning the wrath of Norm Smith for missing a practice game while fruit picking, Wise played most of the year as a much improved solo ruckman and retained his spot right through to the Grand Final.

After just two more seasons - including one match in 1966 - he retired and moved to Tasmania to play and coach. He had also been pursued by VFA side Waverley and a number of country clubs. Wise played in a premiership with Launceston and later coached Golden Point.

1963 300
1964 1917
1965 1703
1966 100

Life Members

Also shown as playing for Skipton before Melbourne.

Age - 09/05/1963, 14/05/1963, 04/05/1966
Inside Football - 12/04/1979

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