The Collingwood Football Club extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Terry Waters; a club captain, Copeland Trophy winner and Hall of Fame member who has passed away after a battle with cancer.
Waters is survived by his wife Jane, son Tom and daughter Charlotte. He was 76 years of age.
The decorated career of Waters began in 1963, when he kicked 50 goals in a debut season that saw him win Collingwood’s best first year player award and immediate high regard that would be justified over the next eight seasons with a Copeland Trophy in 1966, All-Australian selection in 1969 and captaincy of the club in 1970 and 1971.
READ: Relive the 163 game career of Waters
In all, Waters would play 163 matches and, after a soaring start as a key forward, evolve into a commanding marking player further afield. He kicked 117 goals in his first 53 matches but gave up the goal square to Peter McKenna in 1965. Waters then won his Copeland and regular state selection for Victoria as a ruck-rover and outstanding intercept defender.
As a mark of respect Collingwood players will wear black armbands in the match against Fremantle in Perth on Sunday.