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Peter Walsh

Image DOB: 24 July 1976

Debut: Round 2, 1999 against St. Kilda at Waverley
Last MFC Game: Round 22, 2004 against West Coast at Subiaco

From: Kyneton/West Adelaide, Selection #49 1997 Rookie Draft

Number: 42 1999-2004

Honours
Best First Year Player - 1999
Grand Final player - 2000

Games: 104 (139 total)
Goals: 31 (37 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
5105349.03

Statistical categories led:
Most games in jumper 42
Most goals in jumper 42

Originally from St. Patrick's Ballarat, Walsh was a late starter to football after representing Victoria in youth soccer. Initially overlooked by AFL scouts at the end of his school footy career, Walsh joined the army and spent a year in the service before he was recommended to West Adelaide football manager Doug Thomas by former Melbourne ruckman Peter Keenan whose son had played with him at St Pats.

Once they finally located him, in Queensland about to take up another twelve month stint in the army, West Adelaide got 38 games from Walsh over two years despite undergoing an ankle reconstruction at the end of his second SANFL season.

After developing his game amongst senior players, Walsh was convinced to travel back to Victoria, and after having been interviewed by Richmond at the end of 1997, took up a spot on the Demons rookie list. "Whopper" played 23 reserves matches in 1998 to finish equal second, alongside Darren Kowal in the Gardiner Medal for Best and Fairest in the reserve grade competition.

Promoted to the senior list for 1999 he won the Best First Year Player award and established himself as a regular in the side almost immediately.

The Demons traded Walsh to Port Adelaide at the end of the 2004 season. They received selection 43, Michael Newton, in return. He played 23 games, and two finals, in his first season with the Power but struggled in 2006 and was delisted. Walsh then returned to West Adelaide.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1999 1815
2000 2471
2001 16411
2002 1770
2003 1650
2004 1370


Lists
Interstate recruits
Port Adelaide

Notes
Also shown as wearing #52 in the 1999 pre-season

Media
"Demon Walsh busy honing game" - Herald Sun 20/04/2000
"Demons' model soldier" - The Sunday Age 21/05/2000

Links
melbfc.com.au profile - 2001
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 13 December 2015 11:40:43 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 18)

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