Full Name: PETER FRANCIS
Date of Birth: 16/01/1958
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 31/03/1984, Round 1, Footscray
Last Game: 30/08/1986, Round 22, Geelong
Total Games: 51
Total Goals: 22
Total Games: 7
Total Goals: 3
Peter was a wingman , half-back and ruck-rover He was aplayer who was a consistently high possession winner. He had good ball skills and kicked well to posiyion . He played a total of 244 games in the senior and reserves grades during his time in the VFL, with Carlton, Fitzroy, Richmond , Essendon and more recently St Kilda Reserves.His finest moment was the 1979 Carlton Premiership win where he kicked a fine goal and was in the best three players on the ground. After leaving Carlton he spent three seasons with Fitzroy and a further three with Richmond. He finished his VFL career with Essendon in 1988 and then spent two years as playing-coach of Box Hill. He coached the St Kilda Reserves between 1991 and 1994 and since then has been in charge of Gippsland Power U/18’s . Peter was also the last St Kilda Under 19 Coach, in 1991. Away from football he works in the banking industry and lives in Warragul.
Heathcote to 1975 ; South Bendigo 1976, Games 7, Goals 1 ; Carlton Seniors 1979-81, Games 47, goals 17 ( Honours - Premiership 1979 ) ; Fitzroy Seniors 1981-83, Games 52, Goals 25 ; Fitzroy Reserves 1983-84, Games 2, Goals 4.
Essendon Seniors 1987-88, Games 19, Goals 2 ; Essendon Reserves 1987-88, Games 10, Goals 2 ; Box Hill Captain/Coach 1989-90, Games 29, Goals 13 ; St Kilda Thirds Coach 1991; St Kilda Reserves Coach 1991-94, Games 1 ; Gippsland Power U/18 Coach 1995-96.