Full Name: MIKE PERRY
Date of Birth: 16/05/1944
Height: 191 cm ( 6-3 )
Weight: 94 kg ( 14-11 )
Debut: 24/04/1965, Round 2, Collingwood
Last Game: 30/08/1969, Round 20, Footscray
Total Games: 53
Total Goals: 6
Honours: Premiership 1967, Victorian Representative Team 1967 Games 1.
Seasons: 1965-69, 1971
Total Games: 45
Total Goals: 15
Honours: Premiership 1971.
Michael was a rugged, red-headed centre-half-back. He was recruited from Old Scotch after winning dual Best and Fairests as well as representing Victorian Amateurs’ State team. He established himself as one of the mainstays of the Richmond defence during 1967 and his consistent performances earned him State selection once. He was a member of the 1967 Premiership team and was unlucky to miss the 1969 Finals series after being suspended on a striking charge arising from the last game of the season. Ironically, that game was his last senior game with Richmond.
He was strongly-built, moved well and was not afraid to back his judgement and dash downfield if the opportunity arose. He played with the Richmond Reserves in 1970 and 1971, and was a member of the 1971 Premiership side. He crossed to Dandenong in 1972 before coaching Portland, Power-House and Old Geelong. He now runs his own photography business, as well as being actively involved in the Richmond Former Players’ and Officials Association. Michael now lives in eastern suburbs.
Old Scotch 1963-64, Games 38 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1963-64, VAFA Representative Team 1964.
Dandenong 1972, Games 11, Goals 2 ; Portland Captain/Coach 1976-77, Games 36 ; Power House Captain/Coach 1978-79, Games 36 ; Old Geelong Captain/Coach 1980-84, Games 60.