Paul Weston finished his football playing days with the Norwood Football Club after a distinguished career at Glenelg and West Torrens (SANFL) and Essendon (VFL).
A fair and disciplined footballer, his versatility allowed him to play in practically any position on the field. At his best in the big games, he is probably best remembered as a classy defender.
He began his senior football with Glenelg but after 196 games and five losing Grand Finals between 1973 and 1982,
Weston moved to Victoria and joined the Essendon Bombers in 1983.
After playing in another losing Grand Final in his first season of VFL, Weston finally tasted premiership success when Essendon won back-to-back flags in 1984 and 1985. He made 60 VFL appearances in three seasons.
Weston then decided to return to South Australia, and captain-coached West Torrens between 1986 and 1988, playing 49 games.
He transferred to Norwood in 1989, signing a two year contract. Weston was seen as a more than suitable replacement for key-defender Craig Kelly, who had transferred to Collingwood.
Weston made his debut for the Redlegs against Sturt in the pre-season Foundation Cup series. He retired after only one season at The Parade however. His final game was in Norwood's 1989 Preliminary Final loss to North Adelaide, at Football Park.
R Cialini Jan 2017