Charlie Clymo

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Charlie Clymo
Personal information
Full name William Charles Clymo[1]
Date of birth (1884-10-30)30 October 1884
Place of birth Bendigo, Victoria
Date of death 8 October 1955(1955-10-08) (aged 70)
Place of death Ballarat, Victoria
Original team(s) Eaglehawk (BFL)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1907–1909 St Kilda 43 (21)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1931 Geelong 21 (17–4–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1909.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1931.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

William Charles "Charlie" Clymo (30 October 1884 – 8 October 1955)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda and coached Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Originally from Bendigo, Clymo made his St Kilda debut in 1907 and that season was a member of the first ever Saints side to compete in the finals.

Clymo coached Golden Point to three Ballarat Football League premierships in 1910, 1914 and 1919.[1]

He also coached Ballarat to a premiership, in 1923.[1]

In 1931 he was appointed coach of Geelong and helped them to the premiership, defeating Richmond in the Grand Final by 20 points.


  1. ^ a b c Hanlon, Peter (7 August 2009). "Who was Charlie Clymo?". The Age. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 10 October 1955. p. 11. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 

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