Jimmy Abernethy

DOB: 4 November 1902
Died: 1 October 1974

Debut: Round 2, 1923 against Geelong at Corio Oval
Last Game: Round 11, 1932 against Essendon at Windy Hill

Games: 130
Goals: 61
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From: Shepparton/Wesley College

Number: 14 1923-1924, 4 1926-1932

Premiership Player - 1926
Life Member - 1961

Originally from Shepparton, Abernethy was recruited from Wesley College where he had boarded and been the champion footballer in the schools competition. St. Kilda argued that Wesley was in their catchment area, but the league ruled that Abernethy's actual residential address was with his parents and he was cleared to Melbourne in March 1923.

Abernethy missed the 1925 season after being cleared back to Shepparton to further his law career. The tough half-back coached his home-town side that year then returned in 1926 next year and was one of the best on ground in the that year's Grand Final victory.

He was one of a handful of players to play every game of the 1927 season and was voted 'most versatile player of the season'.

In 1929 he played for the VFL against a Bendigo league representative team.

Abernethy was named vice-captain in 1932, but troubled by injury he retired at the end of the year.

His brother Bob played two games in 1923.

1923 15100
1924 730
1926 1960
1927 18110
1928 14200
1929 1860
1930 1240
1931 1802
1932 910


The Argus (external link) - 29/03/1923
The Argus (external link) - 02/04/1923
Shepparton Advertiser (external link) - 30/03/1925
The Argus (external link) - 02/04/1925

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