Charlie Ahern

Charles Ahern (25 June 1905 7 April 1931) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Charlie Ahern
Ahern in 1929
Personal information
Full name Charles Ahern
Date of birth 25 June 1905
Date of death 7 April 1931(1931-04-07) (aged 25)
Original team(s) Northcote
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929 Collingwood 3 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Despite having played just two VFL games, in rounds nine and 12 earlier in the year, Ahern was a surprise pick in Collingwood's side for the 1929 Grand Final. Collingwood won and Ahern became the least experienced premiership player in the history of the club. It would also be his last appearance as he suffered a fractured arm during the game and died of a subsequent illness 18 months later. Charlie was married to Evelyn Jane Ahern nee Smith who was looked after by the Collingwood Club and Community following her tragic loss. She remarried a fellow Collingwood supporter and inhabitant Norman Francis some years later.[1]


  1. "Charlie Ahern". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014.

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