Bill Hearn

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Bill Hearn
Personal information
Full name Roger Musgrove Hearn
Date of birth(1913-03-04)4 March 1913
Place of birth Bungaree, Victoria
Original team(s) South Ballarat
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1935 Richmond 6 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Roger Musgrove "Bill" Hearn (born 4 March 1913) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL). [1]

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Family

The son of Richard William Hearn (1875-1934), and Sarah Jane Hearn (1877-1947), née Dempsey, Roger Musgrove Hearn, known as "Bill", was born at Bungaree, Victoria on 4 March 1913.

Football

Golden Point (BFL)

In 1932 he played 11 games and scored 16 goals for the Golden Point Football Club in the Ballarat Football League (BFL).

South Ballarat (BFL)

In 1933 he transferred to the South Ballarat Football Club in the Ballarat Football League (BFL).

Richmond (VFL)

In 1935 he was eventually cleared to Richmond, [2] [3] and he played in 6 games, scoring 5 goals, for the First XVIII, [4] and in 8 games, scoring 7 goals, for the Second XVIII. [5] He was also selected to play for Richmond in its exhibition match, against the Tasmanian Football League's representative team, at North Hobart on 3 August 1935; [6] However, at the last minute he was replaced in the team. [7]

South Ballarat (BFL)

Rather unsettled by his return to Ballarat in 1936, [8] [9] [10] [11] he played in one more season with South Ballarat. [12]

Minyip (WFL)

In 1937 he went on to play for the Minyip Football Club — coached by his brother, Donald Michael "Mike" Hearn (1907–1975) — in the Wimmera Football League for three seasons (1937–1939), and was the League's leading goalkicker in 1939, with 41 goals. [13] [14]

Coleraine (WDFL)

In 1940, he was playing with the Coleraine Football Club in the Western District Football League (WDFL). [15] [16]

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