David Wittey

David Wittey (born 10 April 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda and the Sydney Swans in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

David Wittey
Personal information
Full name David Wittey
Date of birth (1966-04-10) 10 April 1966
Original team(s) Old Brighton Grammarians[1]
Draft No. 16, 1989 pre-season draft
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986–1987 St Kilda 24 (0)
1990 Sydney Swans 1 (0)
Total 25 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Wittey, a half back from Old Brighton Grammarians, made his debut in the opening round of the 1986 VFL season against Footscray and had 17 disposals.[2] He went on to appear in St Kilda's first 15 games of the year before losing his place in the side.[2] In the 1987 pre-season Wittey was involved in an incident with teammate Tony Lockett during a practice match. Wittey was struck with a round-arm punch to the head from Lockett and the full-forward was reported by the goal umpire.[3]

Wittey was selected by the Brisbane Bears in the 1989 Pre-season Draft but didn't play a senior game for the club.[4] The following season he was drafted by Sydney and made his only appearance in round 11 of the 1990 AFL season.[2]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. AFL Tables: David Wittey
  3. Daily Telegraph,"Double blow for angry Blue Setanta o'hAilpin", 7 February 2009, Jon Ralph
  4. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
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