|Date of birth||24 September 1950|
|Original team(s)||Kings Meadows High School (Tas)|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
At the age of five Peardon and his sister Annette were taken from their family on Cape Barren Island and placed in orphanages in Launceston. A champion schoolboy footballer and gifted professional runner, Peardon was the first indigenous footballer to play for the Tigers.
Selected in the 1965 All-Australian Schoolboys' team, he played in the 1966 Richmond Fourths premiership side as well as the 1967 Under 19s premiership and 1971 Reserves premiership, his last game for the club.
Returning to Tasmania in 1972, Peardon played six seasons for City South, including premierships in 1972 and 1974. During this period he won two club best and fairest awards as well as the Northern Tasmanian Football Association best and fairest in 1973. He represented the NTFA on nine occasions and Tasmania twice. He also played one season, 1977, for North Hobart in the Tasmanian Football League.
During his time at Richmond one of his teammates was Kevin Sheedy. Sheedy credits Peardon with initiating his interest in indigenous Australia.
- Martin Flanagan (29 May 2015). "The man who sparked Kevin Sheedy's fascination with Aboriginal Australia". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- Stubbs, Brett (30 May 2014). "State indigenous players make a mark". The Mercury.
- Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996