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Key Facts

Full name
Maurie Hearn

Known as
Maurie Hearn

5 December 1912

7 December 2004 (aged 92)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 252d
Last game: 31y 300d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 33
Fitzroy: 33, 28, 23

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1934)

Maurie Hearn

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1932-1934840.5050%11.003.001
FitzroyV/AFL1934-1937, 1939-1944128870.6847%7
V/AFL1932-1937, 1939-1944136910.6747%11.003.008
Total1932-1937, 1939-1944136910.6747%11.003.008

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,980th player to appear, 1,552nd most games played, 1,192nd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 471st player to appear, 870th most games played, 660th most goals kickedFitzroy: 469th player to appear, 69th most games played, 52nd most goals kicked

After struggling to make his mark at South Melbourne, where he managed just eight games and four goals from 1932 to 1934, Maurie Hearn rallied to put together a highly noteworthy playing career lasting more than a decade. Midway through the 1934 season he crossed to Fitzroy, where he had a big impact, playing 128 VFL games and scoring 87 goals between 1934 and 1937 and from 1939 to 1944. He served as club skipper in 1942. His last game for the Roys was their 1944 grand final win over Richmond when, playing in a forward pocket, he was among the best players on show. He crossed to VFA club Williamstown as captain-coach in 1945, and, playing at centre half forward, steered his charges to a 16.21 (117) to 10.20 (80)  grand final defeat of arch rivals Port Melbourne. In what was his only season with the Seagulls, he played 21 VFA games and scored 14 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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