Perkins, Bill (SLV 122_110)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/110

Team: Richmond (VFL)
Location: Punt Road Oval (East Melbourne)
Date: circa 1940s

People: Bill Perkins


The player is Richmond defender William ‘Polly’ Perkins photographed at Richmond’s Punt Road Oval in front of Ernest H. King grandstand circa mid-late forties. Perkins, a defender from Noble Park who was born in England, played 148 games for the Tigers from 1940-49. He was on the half-back-flank in their 1943 premiership team and represented Victoria in 1946. Perkins later coached Brighton in the VFA and worked alongside Norman Banks and Doug Heywood as a football commentator on 3AW. The E.H.King grandstand, opened in 1938, was converted to the Richmond Social Club in 1980.

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