From: South Melbourne Juniors
Number: 22 (1912)
"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. He had already been vice captain in 1907 but resigned after Round 7 because of the time required for his studies.
Nolan later served as senior coach of Richmond in 1918, and after his football career was over continued to work as a solicitor. He later became legal adviser to prominent Melbourne businessman John Wren.
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.