Athol Sharp

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Athol Sharp
Personal information
Full name George William Athol Sharp
Date of birth 1 April 1894
Place of birth Newmarket
Date of death 19 April 1969(1969-04-19) (aged 75)
Original team(s) Moonee Ponds
Height / weight 170 cm / 67 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1913–1916, 1920 Carlton 56 (41)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1920.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

George William Athol Sharp (1 April 1894 – 19 April 1969)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Sharp, a forward, was recruited by Carlton from Moonee Ponds.[2] He missed out on playing in Carlton's 1914 premiership team through injury but was a forward pocket and second rover in their 1915 VFL Grand Final winning side.[3] In 1916 he missed another grand final, with a broken collarbone, but Carlton would lose on that occasion.

He served his country during the war and then returned to Carlton for one final season in 1920.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athol Sharp - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Athol Sharp
  4. ^ "The AIF Project". Australian Defence Force Academy.