Chris Waterson (footballer, born 1961)

Chris P. Waterson (born 26 March 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Chris Waterson
Personal information
Full name Chris P. Waterson
Date of birth (1961-03-26) 26 March 1961
Original team(s) Nullawil[1]
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1986 Essendon 31 (11)
1987–1988 Brisbane Bears 35 (8)
Total 66 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables,

A utility, Waterson was a member of 1983 Essendon reserves premiership winning side.[2]

He was never able to cement a spot in the Essendon seniors and his nine games in 1985 were the most he would play in a single season.[3]

In 31 games at Essendon he played in 24 wins but the former Nullawil player wouldn't have the same team success when he was traded to the Brisbane Bears.[3] Being part of a weaker side did however mean he was selected more regularly and he played 18 games in 1987, including Brisbane's first ever VFL match.[3]

The following year he played another 17 games and also averaged 17 disposals for the year.[3]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. "Essendon Football Club - Team Players - Chris Waterson". Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
  3. AFL Tables: Chris Waterson
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