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Ted Heffernan

Career : 1897
Debut : Inception Blue - Round 1, 1897 vs Fitzroy, aged 27 years, 357 days
Carlton Player No. 12
Games : 2 (23 VFA games)
Goals : 0 ( 4 goals VFA)
Last Game : Round 2, 1897 vs South Melbourne, aged 27 years, 364 days
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DOB : 16 May, 1869


Born in Gisborne in 1869, Edward Page Heffernan joined Carlton’s VFA team from Fitzroy Juniors, and was one of 15 Blues who made up the majority of the side selected for Carlton’s VFL debut against the Maroons at the Brunswick Street Oval on May 8, 1897. A week later, he played his second and last game for Carlton on the eve of his 28th birthday.

Heffernan was allocated to one forward pocket against Fitzroy, and like his team was well-beaten by a bigger, better Maroons outfit. He held his place in the side for round two against South Melbourne, but although Carlton improved markedly and could have been unlucky to lose by 4 points, by then Ted had realised that his future was limited at Princes Park, and that he would be better off somewhere else.


Victorian Football Association
Games: 23 (May have been more, details incomplete)
Goals: 4
Career: 1894 - 1896


E. Heffernan recruited from Fitzroy Juniors in 1894 and played 6 games that season.
No record of him playing in the First Twenty in 1895.
Played 17 games and scored 4 goals in 1896.
(Origins of Australian Football Vol 4)

Not all team details were published.

1895 May
The Herald, says Heffernan, a follower, returning to the Blues.

1896 May 23
Heffernan played well on the forward line in Carlton's first win of the season against Richmond at Richmond.
(The Argus)

1896 July 4
Heffernan scored Carlton's only goal in the match against Fitzroy at the M.C.G.

1896 July 18
Heffernan was one of the Blues better players against South Melbourne at South Melbourne.

1896 August 22
Heffernan scored one of Carlton's five goals in the win over St.Kilda at University.

1896 CFC Annual Report, Ted Heffernan scored 5 goals during the season.

1896 Heffernan was among the players seen as a nucleus of a strong combination.
(Carlton Story H. Buggy and H.Bell p77)

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