Len Ablett

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Len Ablett
Personal information
Date of birth (1916-05-10)10 May 1916
Date of death 19 December 2006(2006-12-19) (aged 90)
Original team(s) Myrtleford
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–1943 Richmond 70 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1943.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Len Ablett (10 May 1916 – 19 December 2006) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the VFL during the early 1940s.

Ablett joined Richmond from the Victorian town of Myrtleford. He came off the bench as a reserve in Richmond's 1943 premiership side, his last game in the VFL.

Ablett returned to Myrtleford and was the club's best-and-fairest player in its inaugural Ovens and Murray Football League season in 1950.[1]

The pavilion at Myrtleford's home ground of McNamara Reserve was named after him in 1974. He was the club's first life member and served 20 years as president. Ablett also served as a councillor and president with the Shire of Myrtleford.[2]

Ablett was the uncle of mercurial VFL/AFL footballer Gary Ablett, Sr. and helped recruit him to the Saints for one season in 1983.[3] He was the first member of the famous Ablett family to win a premiership.


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