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Thanks to member John Hudson, we had the pleasure of listening to the legendary footballer Peter Hudson answer a series of questions submitted by our members. Many members can remember the days when, as full forward for Hawthorn, Peter became a football icon because of his ability to kick goals. Now 76, Peter presents still as tall and athletic and enthusiastic about AFL football.

He is still regarded as one of the best, if not the best, full forward in the history of the game with a game average of 5.64 goals. Overall, his football career amounted to 314 games and 1875 goals.

Peter grew up in New Norfolk in Tasmania and played for New Norfolk and Glenorchy in 1975 and 1976 in the Tasmanian League before coming to Melbourne to play for Hawthorn.

His football skills are best summed up in the citation read when he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.  “A freakish full-forward who just kept accumulating goals.  Made brilliant use of the body, was deadly accurate and had an amazing ability to read the play. Holds the best goals per game average (5.59) in VFL/AFL history and in 1971 matched Bob Pratt’s record for the most goals in a season with 150”

Peter was a delightful guest speaker.  He came across to us as a modest famous footballer, enthusiastic about the game, and keen to praise those he had played with and against.  His visit made a great start for the AFL finals season for all our members.

Norm Fary



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