Peter Brenchley

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Peter Brenchley
Personal information
Date of birth 23 October 1936
Date of death 23 April 1991(1991-04-23) (aged 54)
Original team(s) Ormond (VAFA)[1]
Height / weight 178 cm / 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1957–1959 Melbourne 29 (14)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Peter Brenchley (23 October 1936 – 23 April 1991)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the late 1950s.

Despite managing only 29 games of league football, Brenchley played in two premiership sides.[3] In each of his three seasons he appeared in a Grand Final, winning flags in 1957 and 1959.[1] Such was Melbourne's strength in this era that Brenchley finished on a losing team in only four games.

After leaving Melbourne, Brenchley moved to South Australia and played with Norwood in the South Australian National Football League during 1960 and 1961.[4] He then returned to Victoria and played with Waverley in the Victorian Football Association for five seasons, where he won a premiership in 1965. In August 1966, Brenchley retired after he was suspended for the rest of the 1966 season plus twelve matches in 1967 for charging, striking and using abusive language towards field umpire David Jackson.[5] He made a comeback in 1970 for Camberwell[6] and coached there until 1971.


  1. ^ a b Daffey, Paul (14 June 2003). "Days of pain out Ormond way". The Age. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Peter Brenchley - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Connolly, Rohan; Hanlon, Peter (15 September 2002). "Memories are made of this [Part 2]". The Age. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Players sign with Norwood". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. 12 November 1959. p. 18. 
  5. ^ "Peter says it's the end". The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. 24 August 1966. p. 56. 
  6. ^ Paul Kerr (28 May 1970). "'Big Bob' has had enough". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 25. 

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