Full Name: BILL PERKINS
Date of Birth: 10/02/1920
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 22/06/1940, Round 9, Essendon
Last Game: 06/08/1949, Round 16, Essendon
Total Games: 148
Total Goals: 0
Honours: Premiership 1943, Victorian Representative Team 1946 Games 1 Goals 0
Seasons: 1939-40, 1942, 1949
Total Games: 32
Bill, or “Polly” as he is affectionately known, played across the half-back-line. Recruited from Noble Park he spent a total of 11 seasons with Richmond and was a fearless, tenacious player who could always be relied upon for his total commitment. He was a member of the 1943 Premiership side and the 1944 Grand Final side. He played for Victoria once and was awarded Life Membership in 1949. He won the Most Determined award in 1943 and 1948. After leaving Richmond, he coached VFA team Brighton for three seasons. He later joined Radio 3AW where he spent 29 years covering football, as “an-around-the-grounds” man. He is still involved with the Richmond Former Players and Officials. Originally born in England, Bill is a retired production manager and now lives in the southern suburbs.
Noble Park 1937-38, Games 30.
Brighton 1950-52, Games 50, Goals 6 ( Honours - Captain/ Coach 1950-51, Coach 1952 ; Caulfield City 1953-55, Games 30 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1953-54, Coach 1955 ).