Peter Brenchley

DOB: 23 October 1936
Died: 23 April 1991

Debut: Round 2, 1957 against Collingwood at MCG
Last Game: Grand Final 1959 against Essendon at MCG

Games: 29
Goals: 14
Career Statistics (external link)

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

From: Ormond

Number: 38 1957-1959

Premiership Player - 1957, 1959
Grand Final player - 1958
Seconds Premiership Player - 1956
Thirds Leading Goalkicker - 1954, 1955 (25 goals)

A thirds graduate after debuting in 1954, Brenchley appeared in a Grand Final in each of his career seasons and was on the losing side of just four games in his career. He was a reserve in the 1957 and 1959 premiership sides. Unfortunately one of his losses with the 1958 Grand Final, where he had been a surprise selection to replace the injured Clyde Laidlaw despite not playing a senior match since Round 2.

Brenchley moved to Norwood in the SANFL for 1960, and returned to the Demons in 1962 but didn't play a game.

He then joined Waverley in the VFA where he played through 1966. He was banned for the last few weeks of that season and 12 weeks of 1967 for striking and charging an umpire. He was cleared of a charge of using abusive language towards the umpire.

In his defence he claimed that after having a free kick paid against him for throwing the ball away he had tried to demonstrate to the umpire that he hadn't thrown it and was shocked to be reported. The president of Waverley pointed out that he had never been reported in 210 senior games but it didn't help his cause and the lengthy ban was handed out.

Brenchley coached Camberwell in 1970 and 1971. He had retired from playing before his first VFA season but made a comeback midway through the year.

He died of Leukaemia in 1991 aged 54.

1957 1580
1958 310
1959 1150


The Age (external link) - 11/04/1960
"Brenchley gets long term" (external link) - The Age 24/08/1966
"Big Bob has had enough" (external link) - The Age 28/05/1970

Australian Football profile (external link)
Boyles Football Photos (external link)
Wikipedia profile (external link)

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