Vale : Peter Harkness

  • 21st October 2016
  • Posted by David_Phefley

Uni Blues mourns the passing of 1952 Premiership Player and gifted Inter-University footballer, Peter Harkness.

Peter played with the Blues between 1952 and 1955 and clocked up 68 games. Peter was a key member of the clubs inaugural A Grade premiership team in 1952 along with other notables in Geoff Sinclair, Duncan Anderson, David Yoffa and Geoff Tunbridge.

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Peter Harkness: Back Row, third from left.

During his illustrious career he was a regular Intervasity player and was awarded a Full-Blue in 1953 and again in 1954.

He left blues in 1956 to return to Scotch and continued his stellar career, winning a club best and fairest and further representation at Big V and all-Australian selection. Peter was also a member of the VAFA side that played in the Olympic demonstration match in November 1956.

All at Uni Blues pass on their deepest sympathy to Vivienne and family.