Justin Peckett

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Justin Peckett
Personal information
Nickname(s) Frankie[1]
Date of birth (1972-10-05) 5 October 1972 (age 45)
Original team(s) Karingal, Victoria
Debut Round 4, 22 April 1992, St Kilda Football Club
vs. Hawthorn, at Moorabbin Oval
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–2006 St Kilda 252 (50)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
Career highlights
  • St Kilda AFL Pre-season Cup Winning Side 1996, 2004
  • St Kilda Minor Premiership Side 1997
  • 2nd in Trevor Barker Award St Kilda Best and Fairest 1994
  • 3rd in Trevor Barker Award St Kilda Best and Fairest 1997
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Justin Peckett (born 5 October 1972) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Picked up by the St Kilda Saints as an impressive 16-year-old,[2] Peckett won the St Kilda under-19s' best and fairest in 1990 and remained on the list for the 1991 season, before he was delisted at the end of the year.

He was picked up in the 1992 pre-season draft at pick #49 to resurrect his career, and debuted late that season (receiving limited game time in his only game for that year). He was selected as a utility player who could play a number of roles, particularly as a small midfielder or a small half back player. He finished second in the Trevor Barker Award, St Kilda's award for their best and fairest player, in 1994, and third in 1997.[3]

Peckett played in St Kilda's 1996 AFL Ansett Australia Cup winning side.[4]

Peckett played in all 22 matches in the 1997 AFL Premiership Season's home and away rounds in which St Kilda Football Club qualified in first position for the 1997 AFL Finals Series, winning the club's second Minor Premiership and first McClelland Trophy.[5]

Peckett was a stalwart of the St Kilda Football Club, and was part of an experienced group of veterans at the Saints who have decided to continue on in 2006 for one last shot at a premiership. These players included Stephen Powell, Andrew Thompson and Robert Harvey; however, a premiership did not eventuate for the club in 2006, with Peckett announcing his retirement soon after the club's exit from the finals series.[2]

Peckett is married to Teresa and has seven children.[6][7]

Peckett was one of the four St Kilda players featured at the start of the 1995 music video for "Greg! The Stop Sign!!" by Australian band TISM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gleeson, Michael (25 October 2006). "St Kilda's Great Survivor". The Age. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Gleeson, Michael (25 October 2006). "St Kilda's Great Survivor". The Age. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Pekin, Tim (19 July 2006). "THE PECKING ORDER". The Age. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "AFL 1996 Ansett Cup Grand Final – St Kilda v Carlton". Slattery Media Group. 23 March 1996. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "1997 Season Scores and Results – Ladder". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Carton, Donna (7 March 2011). "Saint's still kicking goals". Mordialloc Chelsea Leader. p. 23. 
  7. ^ Daffey, Paul (2 September 2009). "Peckett skates into fatherhood". 

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