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Peter Wilson
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DOB
15/11/1963
Height
183cm
Weight
88 kg
Junior club
East Fremantle/Lynwood JFC
Arrived
Traded from Richmond at the end of the 1989 season for picks 18 (Robert Wren) and 32 (Shaun Slater)
Number
9
Debut
Round 1 1990 vs Collingwood
(59th Eagles player)
Games
117
Goals
84
Honours
Premiership medals (1992, 1994)
B&F Top 10
1 (1993)
Best Finish
4th (1993)
Last app.
Round 22 1995 vs Fremantle
Departed
Retired at the end of the 1995 season
Other clubs
East Fremantle (WAFL) 1982-1986, 1990-1995
Richmond (VFL) 1987-1989

Playing off a half-forward flank and in the midfield, Wilson added a rugged edge to the silky smooth skills of Matera, Kemp and co.

Richmond careerEdit

Originally from East Fremantle where he won All-Australian selection in 1986, Wilson was recruited by Richmond as the Eagles were forming and spent three years at Punt Road before being enticed home. He made his debut for the Tigers in West Coast’s first ever game, and ended up playing 54 games in the yellow and black before being traded home.

West Coast careerEdit

Wilson played 19 games in his first year in blue and gold and followed it up with 22 games the following year, including the grand final at Waverley Park.

Willow had a belated start to the 1992 season due to injury, but burst out of the blocks in his first game back in round 10 against Adelaide with 26 touches and 4 goals. Holding his spot for the rest of the season, Wilson took his spot in the grand final against Geelong and, although he had a relatively quiet game, kicked two important goals to help West Coast to their first premiership.

The tenacious Wilson had a strong 1993 season, playing 22 games and twice topping 30 disposals as he spent more time in the midfield, but had a quiet match as West Coast were knocked out of the finals by Essendon in a semi. He was recognised for his output during the year by being named equal runner-up in the Club Champion award with Peter Matera, the pair finishing 3 votes behind joint winners Glen Jakovich and Don Pyke.

The following season he missed just one game, providing an integral link in the team’s run to its second premiership success in three years and again kicking 2 goals in the grand final.

Willow struggled with injury and form in 1995, playing just 16 games and spending some rare time at East Fremantle. At the end of the year, with his 32nd birthday approaching, Wilson called it a day. He retired with 171 VFL/AFL games, 123 goals and two premiership medals to his name.

Post-VFL/AFL careerEdit

In retirement Wilson generally pursued business interests outside football, although he did have a stint as head coach of Swan Districts and for a time provided special comments for Channel 10.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T WAFL Gm G
1990 19 18 12 244 66 111 355 27 EF 0
1991 22 23 23 245 83 114 359 31 0
1992 14 15 5 157 43 77 234 28 3 5
1993 22 6 11 284 81 98 382 43 0
1994 24 14 19 278 87 109 387 49 0
1995 16 8 11 120 43 65 185 26 4 3
Tot 117 84 81 1328 403 574 1902 204
Avg 0.7 11.4 3.4 4.9 16.3 1.7

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/P/Peter_Wilson.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Wilson_(Australian_rules_footballer)

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/106

http://waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=6945

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