Bill Petley

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Player No. 229
Nickname
Position Fullback
Contract 1963
Height
Weight
DOB
Origin
Debut Vs Manly - 7th Jul 1956
Dog Years (8) 1956 , 1957 , 1958 , 1959 , 1960 , 1961 , 1962 , 1963
Rep Caps
Other Clubs Newtown
Junior Club

Biography Bill Petley joined Canterbury in 1956 as a goal kicking fullback.

After being a regular in third grade for most of the 1956 season, Bill was selected in first grade ahead of Brian Whitmore and Fred Dunn.

He joined Newtown in 1957 to play only one first grade game that season.

Bill returned to Canterbury to be the regular fullback for the next five seasons. He played in the 1960 semi-final against Easts (Roosters) and played in the successful Pre-Season Final against Western Suburbs in 1962.

In 1963, Bill moved to the wing when Les Johns joined the club.

In 2004, Bill was nominated for the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions.

Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1956 6 1 4 0 11
1 1958 13 0 43 0 86
1 1959 16 1 7 0 17
1 1960 19 0 13 0 26
1 1961 13 2 13 0 32
1 1962 17 1 2 0 7
1 1963 9 2 0 0 6
Total: 93 7 82 0 185
Average (per year): 13.3 1 11.7 0 26.4
Average (per game): 0.1 0.9 0 2

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 8 101 7 89 0 199
Average (per year): 12.6 0.9 11.1 0 24.9
Average (per game): 0.1 0.9 0 2

Data provided by Clint Crofts