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    Vale Peter Box

    Vale Peter Box


    The Western Bulldogs are today mourning the passing of premiership player and Brownlow medallist, Peter Box.

    Box, 86, died surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday.

    Box played 107 games over six seasons between 1951 and 1957, missing the 1952 season after a serious motorcycle accident, and remains the only Bulldog to win a premiership, Brownlow Medal and a Best and Fairest.

    “Peter’s career was relatively short in duration but his impact on our Club was significant,” Cub President Peter Gordon said.

    “He wasn’t tall but held down the centre half-forward position in the 1954 premiership team with distinction, and within two years was a Brownlow Medallist.”

    Recruited from Cheltenham, Box impressed early in his career winning Footscray’s Most Consistent and Best First Year Player award in 1952, before being awarded the Brownlow in 1956.

    Box was inducted into the Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame in March, 2018.

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    Rip Peter. A star player.

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    great centreman RIP
    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    The only Brownlow medal winning premiership playing bulldog ever.


    Condolences to the Box family. Peter Box was a gun.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

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    My thoughts are with his family and friends. I'm from a later generation so was before my time but from what i've heard he is definitely a Bulldog champion.

    RIP Peter Box.
    Last edited by Eastdog; 16-08-2018 at 07:47 PM.
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    An absolute champion. Sad news
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    Vale Peter

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    Sad news, Bulldog Great.

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    Very very sad. Condolences to family and friends.
    Wake me up when we get to heaven, let me sleep if we're going to hell

    Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath

    And we all found heaven - 2016 Premiers!

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    Vale.

    I used to play tennis against him in a Sunday social competition. Gruff man, still an excellent player in his 60s.

    Condolences to family and friends.
    Although it broke our hearts it did not break our will

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    A fine final farewell Service for Peter Box , held today, with his two sisters, son and other family members in attendance Great to see some of his former team mates in Jim Gallagher Angus Abbey Lionel Ryan and John Westacott together with fellow Brownlow Medalist John Schultz, They all spoke in awe of Box’s brilliance, winning the B &F in 1955 and the Brownlow in 1956 defeating second placed Peter Pianto by 6 votes. Box had a great relationship with Coach Charlie Sutton who was able to get the absolute best out of his Champion.
    Whilst generally known as a loner, Box also had a close friendship with ‘54 Premiership Vice Captain Wally Donald.
    Vale Peter Box a true Champion of our Club.

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