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Key Facts

Full name
Harold Ernest Sellars

Known as
Ernie Sellars

Born
20 June 1890

Died
8 November 1955 (aged 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 11d
Last game: 23y 99d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; East Perth

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 5, 4

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1914)

Ernie Sellars

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1911-1913471192.5345%0
East PerthWAFL1914-1915, 191936681.89
Total1911-1915, 1919831872.25

AFL: 1,811th player to appear, 4,392nd most games played, 873rd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 372nd player to appear, 326th most games played, 41st most goals kicked

Small for a full forward, Ernie Sellars was nevertheless highly effective. He joined St Kilda from local club Grosvenor and made his VFL debut in 1911 against University when he immediately proved his worth with seven goals. He went on to play a total of 47 league games and boot 119 goals for the Saints before joining East Perth in 1914. 

Sellars continued to perform with success for the Royals, earning West Australian state representation at the 1914 Sydney carnival, and topping the club's goal kicking list in both 1914, with 22 goals, and 1915 with 34. When he retired in 1919 he had played a total of 36 WAFL games for the Royals and kicked 68 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.