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Peter Bennett

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Born: 11-Jul-1926 (AFL Tables)
Died: 04-Jul-20121
Height: 183cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Wesley College, Melbourne2
St Kilda (VFL) 1944, 1947-1951, 1953-1954 - 103 Games, 258 Goals

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LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950-FULL FORWARDS

Argus 27-May-1950 p7 The Argus Week-End Magazine

PETER BENNETT has kicked 100 goals in 42 games for St. Kilda. He really became established in 1948, when he showed his prowess by kicking eight and seven in the last two games of that season. Although he began in 1944, he had only one game in that season, and did not play again until 1947, owing to war service.

Experience is one of the things that a- full forward needs, and Peter is now showing the benefit of his two full seasons. His chief asset is his remarkably straight kicking, but he has now developed tenacity. He flies well for the ball, and if he misses it he fights for it. In addition he has leamt the value of co-operation with his fellow forwards, and has become a most valuable player. This* season he has been a brilliant spearhead to a sensationally successful St. Kilda.

Like so many good players, Peter came from Melbourne High School Old Boys' team, which competes in the Victorian Amateurs. He is nicely built, being 6ft. and 12. stone. He showed his keenness for football by refusing to travel with the water polo team that went to compete in the 1948 Olympic Games in London, but he is a permanent member of the State side, and makes that game his hobby in the summer. He is a tea blender by occupation.




Other Photos

Peter Bennett - 1952 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Peter Bennett - 1952 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Peter Bennett - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Peter Bennett - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Peter Bennett - 1954 Argus Football Swap Cards Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Peter Bennett - 1954 Argus Football Swap Cards Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


AFL Tables - Peter Bennett


Sources


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bennett_%28footballer_born_1926%29
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bennett_%28footballer_born_1926%29



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