Ahern in 1929
|Full name||Charles Ahern|
|Date of birth||25 June 1905|
|Date of death||7 April 1931(aged 25)|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
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- "Charlie Ahern". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- Charlie Ahern's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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