Peter Freeman

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Peter Freeman and Sons.. circa 01
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PETER`FREEZER`FREEMAN PLAYED HIS JUNIOR FOOTBALL WITH POLICE & CITIZENS BEING SELECTED IN THE STINGRAY SQUAD AND SUBSEQUENTLY DRAFTED BY THE St KILDA FC IN 88 PLAYING 5 SENIOR GAMES IN HIS 3 YEARS AT THE CLUB. HE WAS THEN DRAFTED BY FREMANTLE FC WHERE HE PLAYED A NUMBER OF GAMES IN THEIR WAFL SIDE BEFORE BEING PICKED UP BY FRANKSTON DOLPHINS.

A TALL AND SOLID PLAYER AT 188 cm AND 90 kg, PETER GAINED A REPUTATION AS A STRONG AND FEARLESS FULLBACK WITH SPEED ,SPRING A VICE LIKE TACKLE AND A BOOMING KICK..AND PROVED A STUMBLING BLOCK TO ALL VFL FORWARDS.

PETER WAS RECRUITED FROM FRANKSTON IN 99 BY THE BRAINS TRUST AND JOSH (WHO HAD COACHED HIM AT THE DOLPHINS IN 66) AS ASSISTANT COACH WITH A VIEW TO HIS APPOINTMENT AS SENIOR COACH IN 00 WHEN JOSS RETIRED.

HE DID TAKE OVER THE REINS IN 00 TAKING THE SIDE UP TO 3RD POSITION FROM THE 8TH PLACE OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR WITH A 12.6 RECORD BUT LOOSING THE PRELIMINARY FINAL TO MORNINGTON…01 SAW AN EQUALLY GOOD SEASON WITH AN 11.1.6 SCORELINE BUT THIS TIME ALL IT COULD BRING WAS A 5TH PLACE ON THE LADDER.

PETER HAD HAD MAJOR INJURY PROBLEMS OVER HIS 2 YEARS AT THE HELM PARTICULARLY IN 01 MISSING 8 GAMES AT CRITICAL TIMES OF THE YEAR AND THUS NEVER PRODUCED THE FORM THAT HE WAS CAPABLE OF.

THIS COMBINED WITH THE 5TH PLACING SAW THE AXE DROP AND HE WAS NOT REAPPOINTED FOR SEASON O2, MARK HEAYSMAN GETTING THE APPOINTMENT..THUS PETER TOOK HIS WALK WITH 43 GAMES, A 23.1.12 62% WIN RECORD AND NOT MUCH ELSE……..

THE SACKING DID TURN IN TO A BLESSING FOR `THE FREEZER` HOWEVER AS HE GOT THE LANGWARRIN COACHING JOB IN 02 TAKING THEM TO A PREMIERSHIP FROM THEIR LAST PLACING THE PREVIOUS YEAR..