Bernie Waldron

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Bernie Waldron
Personal information
Full name Bernie Waldron
Date of birth 20 March 1920
Original team Burnley
Height/Weight 180 cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Centreman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1940-45 Richmond 83 (22)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1945 season.

Bernie Waldron (born 20 March 1920, date of death unknown) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the early 1940s.

Waldron appeared in ten finals with Richmond, four of them Grand Finals. A premiership player at Richmond in 1943, he was a Grand Final runner-up in 1940, 1942 and 1944. Waldron played a variety of positions in his career, but was used mostly as a centreman, half back flanker or on the half forward flank. In the 1941 VFL season he was involved in a collision which broke the leg of Carlton's Jack Hale and forced the rover to retire.

After leaving Richmond he played at Hobart and was a member of their 1950 premiership team, kicking an important behind in the dying seconds to break the deadlock. When the siren sounded, Hobart finished two points clear of New Town to claim their first ever premiership. Waldron also topped the TANFL's goal-kicking in 1953 with 47 goals and is still the Hobart Football Club record-holder for most individual goals scored in a match with 15, booted in a TANFL match between Hobart and Clarence at the TCA Ground on 30 August 1952, also holding the record for the second highest individual goals scored in a match for Hobart with 14 goals, again against Clarence at the same venue on 22 July 1950.

References[edit]

  • Bernie Waldron's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.