Sydney Frederick WEEN was born on Tuesday, 4 October 1904, in Upper Sturt, South Australia, to Walter John WEEN and Elizabeth Hannah SCRAGG and died, aged 69, on 2 Jul 1974 in Port Noarlunga, South Australia.
Sydney, aged 25, married Gladys Fanny TURNBULL, aged 25, on Wednesday, 5 February 1930, in St. Barnabas Church, Croydon, Adelaide, South Australia and they had two daughters. Gladys was born on Sunday, 17 April 1904, in Brompton, Adelaide, South Australia and died on Sep 15 1993 in Port Noarlunga, South Australia. They were both cremated at Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Syd played league Australian Rules football. He commenced his league career with West Torrens. When the blue and golds won their first flag in 1924, he was named as a reserve for the grand final clash with Sturt, which in those days simply meant turning up ready to play in case one of the selected players suddenly became unavailable. Needles to say, he ended up watching the match from the sidelines. In 1926, Torrens cleared him to Port Adelaide, and after taking a couple of seasons to find his feet he developed into a handy player. In ten years with the Magpies, he played 134 league games, besides representing South Australia twice at the 1930 Adelaide carnival. He was highly thought of at Alberton, and served as vice-captain from 1929 to 1931 and in 1934, and as captain in 1932 and for part of the 1933 season. He was a member of Port’s winning challenge final of 1928 against Norwood, and finished a commendable third in the Magarey Medal voting in 1931.