Bernie Nolan

Image DOB: 23 October 1883
Died: 10 November 1978

Debut: Round 1, 1904 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
Last Game: Round 7, 1912 against Essendon at MCG

From: ?

Number: 22 1912

Captain - 1909

Games: 84
Goals: 10
Career Statistics

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"Rookie" Nolan was a ruckman who is credited with helping the side climb up the ladder in 1907 and 1908 before being appointed captain. He was also a talented rower who represented Victoria.

After just three games in 1910, he returned for two more in 1912 when the Reds were short of players.

Nolan later served as senior coach of Richmond in 1918, and after his football career was over he became a successful solicitor.

His cousin Jimmy also played a single match in 1911

1904 71
1905 150
1906 163
1907 131
1908 142
1909 142
1910 30
1912 21

Where are they from

Educated at St Patrick's College, East Melbourne but it's not clear if this was his club of origin.

Probably the Bernie Nolan who was "physical culture instructor" at Fitzroy in 1939. Some sources claim he was captain in 1907, but he may only have been captain for one game as he was not appointed at the start of the year.

Punch - 26/09/1907
Punch - 30/05/1912
Advocate - 05/03/1936

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