Waye was an exceptional ruckman and dangerous forward who carried Sturt “on his back” during the Club’s early years. He lived in Willunga working as a blacksmith and would journey fifty-miles on horse and buggy to train and play for Sturt.
He played 71 games and kicked 67 goals. He was the Club’s leading goalkicker for five consecutive years.
Waye dominated the competition to the extent that the opposition would use two players against him in order to contain his influence.
He played eight games for South Australia, is a member of the Sturt’s Hall of Fame and a member of the Sturt Team of the 20th Century.