Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Bernard Waldron

Known as
Bernie Waldron

20 March 1920

20 December 1990 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 80d
Last game: 25y 158d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 13

Bernie Waldron

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,816th player to appear, 2,807th most games played, 3,457th most goals kickedRichmond: 392nd player to appear, 192nd most games played, 282nd most goals kicked

Tough and combative, but also possessing considerable skill and creativity, Bernie Waldron was the sort of player who thrives when the going gets tough. He played 85 VFL games for Richmond between 1940 and 1945, kicking 25 goals. Normally deployed in the centre, he could also play effectively as a defender. He was a key contributor to the Tigers’ 1943 grand final defeat of Essendon, and also played in the losing premiership deciders of 1940 against Melbourne, 1942 against Essendon and 1944 against Fitzroy.

After departing the VFL Waldron had stints as captain-coach of Tasmanian teams Wynyard (1946-7) and East Devonport (1948-9). In his first season with East he steered the side to a premiership. His last port of call as a player was the Hobart Football Club where he made 71 TANFL appearances and scored 210 goals from 1950 to 1953. During this phase of his career he played state football for Tasmania.

Author - John Devaney


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