Peter Featherby

Peter Featherby (born 12 December 1951) is a former Australian rules footballer. He began his senior career with Subiaco Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), but he also played with two Victorian Football League (VFL) clubs.

Peter Featherby
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-12-12) 12 December 1951
Original team(s) Wembley (WAAFL)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1970–74, 1977–79, 1984–88 Subiaco 197
1975–76 Footscray 042 (15)
1979–83 Geelong 093 (79)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Western Australia 20
1980 Victoria 01
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Featherby's first stint in the VFL was with the Footscray Football Club, where he lasted only two seasons before moving back to Subiaco.

Geelong encouraged him to return to the VFL in 1979 he moved to the club and won the Carji Greeves Medal in 1981. A prolific ball-winner, he had the second highest confirmed possession game of all time, gathering 43 kicks, 8 handballs and 12 marks against Melbourne in round 16, 1981.[1] Other unconfirmed reports say Featherby amassed 55 possessions for Footscray in 1975 and 56 against Fitzroy in 1983. Featherby retired from VFL football in 1983, but continued to play for Subiaco for the next five seasons, including in their 1986 premiership side, 13 years after his first premiership.

He played a total of 15 interstate matches, 14 for Western Australia and one for Victoria in 1980.[2] He was inducted into the WAFL Hall of Fame and named as Subiaco's Legend in 2007.[3]


  1. Most disposals in a game; Footystats
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 193. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  3. Peter Featherby: Subiaco's Legend for 2007
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