Peter Eakins

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Peter Eakins
Personal information
Date of birth 16 February 1947
Date of death 4 July 1999(1999-07-04) (aged 52)
Height/Weight 189 cm / 86 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966-1969
1970-1972
1973
Subiaco
Collingwood
Subiaco

32 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1973 season.

Peter Eakins (12 February 1947 - 4 July 1999)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the VFL during the early 1970s.

Eakins started his career in Western Australia at the Subiaco Football Club, making his debut in 1966. He was a good spoiler of the ball and had an exceptionally long kick. First selected to represent his state in 1968, Eakins became a regular at interstate contests and won a Tassie Medal for his performance at the 1969 Adelaide Carnival as well as getting selected to the All-Australian team as a centre half-back.

Collingwood recruited him soon after and he was a back pocket in their losing 1970 VFL Grand Final side. His time in Victoria was hindered by injuries and he returned to Subiaco after three seasons before retiring at the age of just 26.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Eakins". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Peter Eakins - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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