Peter Welsh (footballer, born 1954)

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Peter Welsh
Personal information
Full name Peter James Welsh
Nickname(s) Woosha
Date of birth (1954-01-24)24 January 1954
Date of death 18 July 2008(2008-07-18) (aged 54)
Original team(s) Yinnar
Height / weight 180 cm / 90 kg
Position(s) Back pocket, utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973–1978 Hawthorn 79 (9)
1980–1984 Richmond 46 (45)
Total 125 (54)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1984.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Peter James Welsh (24 January 1954 – 18 July 2008) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn and Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A utility player who was used mainly in the back pocket, Welsh started his VFL career in 1973 with Hawthorn and played in their 1975 Grand Final loss to North Melbourne. He crossed to Richmond in 1980 and was a member of their side which won the premiership that season. Welsh was on occasions pushed forward and kicked 22 goals in 1981.

Welsh died on 18 July 2008 after a long illness.[1][2]

He was the son of Collingwood footballer Bill Welsh.[3]


  1. ^ Bartlett, Rhett (19 July 2008). "Mr Peter Welsh". Rhettrospective. Retrieved 19 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Cancer claims Welsh". The Age. 20 July 2008. Archived from the original on 17 August 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 

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