Nicky Winmar is a former Australian rules footballer, Well-known for his career for St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League, as well as South Fremantle in the West Australian Football League.
Nicky Winmar Biography
Australian Footballer Nicky Winmar was born on 25 September 1965 in Kellerberrin, Australia. He grew up in the neighboring Wheatbelt town of Pingelly.
He played for the Brookton/Pingelly Football Club in the Upper Great Southern Football League (UGSFL) from an early age.
He was subsequently recruited by South Fremantle in the Perth-based WAFL after the club’s coach at the time, Mal Brown, saw Winmar playing for Brookton/Pingelly.
He made his senior debut for South Fremantle in round nine of the 1983 season, aged 17, and played a total of 13 games in his debut season.
In the beginning, he was used across the wings and half-forward flanks but was later played as a rover, although he remained a regular goal-kicker. In total, Winmar played 58 games for South Fremantle from 1983 to 1986 and kicked 98 goals.
Born: September 25, 1965 (age 53 years), Kellerberrin, Australia
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 81 kg
Other names: “Cuz”
Parents: Neil Winmar, Meryle Winmar
statue unveiled at Optus Stadium in Perth
AFL great Nicky Winmar hopes the unveiling of a statue in Perth depicting his famous stance against racism will help encourage more dialogue and education on the issue within Australia.
Aboriginal football greats, the AFL and the Western Australia state government joined forces on Saturday to unveil the Winmar statue at Optus Stadium.
The 2.75m statue recreates the moment Winmar lifted up his jumper and pointed to his skin after receiving racist abuse from Collingwood fans in 1993. It has become an important moment in Australian history as the country attempts to rid itself of racist behavior.
— Wayne Ludbey (@WLudbey) July 6, 2019