Full Name: PETER LAUGHLIN
Date of Birth: 05/03/1956
Height: 187 cm ( 6-1 1/2 )
Weight: 87 kg ( 13-10 )
Debut: 04/06/1977, Round 10, Carlton
Last Game: 16/08/1980, Round 20, Melbourne
Total Games: 25
Total Goals: 46
Total Games: 93
Total Goals: 98
Honours: Premiership 1977
Peter played as a full-forward, full-back, centre-half-forward, and ruck-rover, whilst at Richmond. Recruited from Nyah West, he was a strong mark, long accurate kick and read the play well. In 1974 he made the semi-finals of the Sunkick long-distance kicking competition. He joined Richmond Under/19s in 1975 and was third best player in their Premiership team that year. He made his senior debut in the last game of 1977 against St Kilda and finished with 6 goals. He was a member of Richmond’s Senior Finals’ teams in 1977 and went on to play in the Reserves’ Premiership side that year. During 1978, Peter became Richmond’s regular full-forward with his best efforts being 6 goals against St.Kilda in Round 3 and 5 against Footscray and South Melbourne. In 1979, he ran second in the Reserves’ Best and Fairest award.
After six seasons with Richmond, he moved to the Neil Balme coached Norwood in South Australia. Peter played in Norwood’s 1984 Premiership side and also represented the South Australian State team. He later returned to the Swan Hill area where he played with Balranald before returning to his original team at Nyah West. He is now a member of the Victoria Police Force working at an inner suburban police station. He was also a fine country cricketer. His elder brother, Trevor, played first class cricketer for Victoria and test cricket for Australia as well as playing VFA football for Mordialloc.
Nyah 1972-74, Games 40, Goals 50 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1973 ).
Norwood 1981-86, Games 67, Goals 81 ( Honours - Premiership 1984, South Australian Representative Team Games 1, Goals 1 ) ; Caloundra 1987 , Games 20, Goals 35 ( Honours - Premiership 1987 ) ; Balranald 1989-90, Games 20, Goals 25 ( Honours - Premiership 1989 ) ; Nyah Nyah West Assistant Coach 1991, Games 12, Goals 26.