Full Name: GUS PETZKE
Date of Birth: 23/08/1896
Height: 193 cm ( 6-4 )
Weight: 96 kg ( 15-1 )
Debut: 04/06/1923, Round 5, Collingwood
Last Game: 09/06/1923, Round 6, Essendon
Total Games: 2
Total Goals: 0
August was a ruckman and centre-half-forward. He was a strongly-built player who also played in the Geelong and Sydney Leagues during his career. After two games with Richmond he moved to Nhill. A larger-than-life charcter, he became somewhat of a legend at Nhill, with his ability to fry pancakes in his left hand, boil a chicken in his right hand and skin a rabbit with his teeth. August was a jackaroo by trade.
(these are unconfirmed: Koondrook 1920 ; Ultima 1921-22.)
Kerang pre 1921 ?
(these are unconfirmed: Nhill 1923 ; Lalbert Captain/Coach 1924-25 ( Honours - Premiership 1924 ) ; Kingsville 1926-27 ;
Yarraville 1928, Games 5, Goals 1 ; St Patrick's Albury 1928-29 ; Whorouly 1934-38.)