|Full name||Derek Wirth|
|Date of birth||29 November 1978|
|Original team(s)||Mount Gravatt|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
|1998||Brisbane Lions||1 (2)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A Springwood junior, Wirth was a key position player, originally drafted to the Brisbane Bears. He was recruited from Mount Gravatt, as one of three zone selections in the 1995 AFL Draft. He didn't play a league game for Brisbane in 1996 and at the end of the year was signed by the Lions, who were formed from a merger between the Bears and Fitzroy.
He spent two years with the Lions and in his second season finally made his debut, against Melbourne at the MCG in round 18. Wirth kicked two goals and was one of just two multiple goal-scorers from Brisbane, but lost his place in the side following a 95-point loss. It was the only AFL game he would play, despite also spending a year at Geelong, who had picked him up in the rookie draft.
In 2000 he was a member of the Redland team which competed in their inaugural Queensland State League season. He went on to make over 100 appearances with the club and served as captain from 2003 to 2005.