Peter first attended Parade in Grade 3 at Flowerdale (Parade College Alphington) and completed Primary school through the late 1950’s. Hailing from West Heidelberg, Peter went on to forge a magnificent career in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
After making his senior debut for Collingwood in 1965, Peter became champion full forward. He played 180 games for Collingwood kicking 838 goals, kicking over 100 goals in each of 1970 (143 goals), 1971 (134 goals) and 1972 (130 goals). Peter won 2 Coleman Medals, all Australian honours and in 1970 he won Collingwood’s Copeland Trophy as Best and Fairest player. Peter also played 11 games at Carlton kicking 36 goals. Peter also represented Devonport in Tasmania (79 Goals), Northcote, Port Melbourne and Geelong West in the VFA where he kicked a further 217 Goals.
Peter is widely regarded as one of best players of all time but also the most popular footballer ever in the VFL. After football, Peter forged a successful media career. He was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 1999. Peter has also worked in boosting public awareness and support for epilepsy sufferers and families.
Peer Year 1963