Bill Perkins (Australian rules footballer)

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Bill Perkins
Personal information
Full name William J. Perkins
Date of birth (1920-02-10)10 February 1920
Place of birth England
Date of death 30 May 2009(2009-05-30) (aged 89)
Original team Noble Park
Height/Weight 185cm / 82.5kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1940–1949 Richmond 148 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1949 season.
Career highlights
  • Richmond Premiership Player 1943
  • Interstate Games:- 1
  • Richmond Life Membership 1949

William 'Bill' Perkins, or 'Polly' as he was affectionately known, was an Australian rules football player who played in the Victorian Football League between 1940 and 1949 for the Richmond Football Club and coached Brighton.

He died on 29 May 2009 at the age of 89. Prior to his death, his was the last surviving player of the 1943 Premiership side.


  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996