Career: 1953 - 1954
Debut: Round 1, 1953 vs Footscray aged 26 years and 217 days old
Carlton Player No. 666
Last game: Round 12, 1954 vs South Melbourne aged 27 years and 300 days old
Guernsey No. 18 (1953 - 1954)
DOB: 13 September, 1926
Wearing guernsey #18, Wenn played 26 games for Carlton after debuting in Season 1953 after being recruited from VFA club Oakleigh. He kicked an impressive 38 goals in his time at the Blues playing as a centre half forward. In Wenn's final game, he broke and ankle during the game, and unfortunately Wenn would not return to senior action for the Blues after sustaining this serious injury. Wenn retired at the end of the 1954 season.
For the superstitious amongst us, Wenn was Carlton Player no. 666.
Max died at the Rosebud Hospital on September 22, 2008 just 10 days after he turned 82.
His son David was a premiership ruckman with Oakleigh in the VFA in 1972.
Footnote:Max Wenn was a talented half forward from Berwick who was a key figure in Oakleigh's 1950 and 1952 premiership-winning sides. Recruited by Carlton, he quite impressed during a 26 game, 38 goal stint in 1953-4, but was then surprisingly released. Despite allegedly being chased by several VFL clubs he opted to return home to Oakleigh. 1
Max was appointed coach of Cooee (Tas) for the 1950 season. At 23 Max would have been the youngest coach on the N.W. Coast.
To read the Advocate (Burnie) article click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69212888
March 14 and 16 1950, Max took training at the Cooee Football Club. (Advocate March 17 1950 p16)
1955 The Argus April 13;
"Carlton centre half-forward Max Wenn decided last night to retire from League football. Wenn has been troubled by an ankle injury which is responding slowly to treatment. He also has business obligations which will not permit him to train."