Full Name: BERNIE WALDRON
Date of Birth: 20/02/1921
Height: 180 cm ( 5-11 )
Weight: 80 kg ( 12-8 )
Debut: 08/06/1940, Round 7, South Melbourne
Total Games: 85
Total Goals: 25
Honours: Premiership 1943.
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Born in Trafalgar (near Sale), a talented utility who started his junior career in the local Richmond area. He joined Richmond in 1939 and spent seven seasons with the club. He was skilful, tough, creative and a player who thrived on a challenge. He played an important role in the Tigers’ 1943 Premiership win, as a centreman. In 1940, he won Richmond’s Best First Year Player award, and in 1944, he won the trophy for being voted the Best Player in the Finals. He was also a member of the 1940, 1942 and 1944 Grand Final sides. After leaving Richmond, he played with great success in Tasmania. During his career he played over 300 games and was a member of six Premiership sides.
Richmond Imperials 1936 ; McKinnon 1937 ( Honours - Premiership 1937 ) ; Burnley 1938 ( Honours - Premiership 1938 ).
Wynyard Captain/Coach 1946-47 ( Honours - Tasmanian Representative Team ) ; East Devonport Captain/Coach 1948-49 ( Honours - Premiership1948-49 ) ; Hobart 1950-53, Games 71, Goals 210 ( Honours - Premiership 1950, Coach 1951-52, Leading Goalkicker 1950 Goals 68, 1952 Goals 73, 1953 Goals 47 ) ; Western Districts Queensland Coach ; Mangoplah Coach.