Over an eight year football career Peter certainly experienced the highs and lows that Australian Rules Football had to offer. Selected by the Fremantle Dockers as their first pick in the Club’s debut year (1995), Peter was subsequently delisted later the same year at the age of 19.
Pushing aside disappointment Peter was thrown a lifeline by North Melbourne Football Club (the Kangaroos) and arrived in time to claim a place in the 1996 Premiership team. He was also a member of their Premiership team in 1999.
Peter enjoyed an illustrious career at the Kangaroos including 123 games, 15 finals matches, 4 top three places in the Club’s Best & Fairest Awards. In his final three years he also assumed a leadership position alongside Wayne Carey, Glenn Archer and Anthony Stevens.
In 2001 Peter chose to return to Perth after being asked to re-join the Fremantle Dockers. He was subsequently elevated to role of the team’s captain and held this position for five seasons from 2002 and until 2006, and was one of the team’s most valuable contributors playing 161 games.
Peter was an All Australian player in 1999 and 2003 and winner of the Doig Medal in 2001, 2003 and 2004. He was also awarded the Ross Glendining Medal in 2006 and was President of the Australian Football League Players Association from 2003 to 2007.
Peter was educated at Aquinas College, Perth and the University of Western Australia, where he obtained a Bachelor of Law.
Peter was born in South Korea, the son of a Korean mother and an American father. In 1979 he was adopted by an Australian couple. He spent his formative years in Kojanup, Western Australia.
Since retiring from football Peter has carved out a new career in media and currently hosts the afternoon program on Radio 6PR, Perth Monday to Friday, and is a successful businessman. He is also an AFL commentator for TV and radio.
Corporate Speaker/ Master of Ceremonies
Peter is also a much sought after speaker whose sound communication skills make him an articulate, intelligent and entertaining motivational speaker. In his presentation titled ‘Dealing with Success & Failure’ he speaks with authority on leadership, teamwork, goal setting, perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Renowned for his sense of humour, Peter combines his experiences with a healthy measure of anecdotes to create an inspiring and entertaining presentation.
Peter is also an accomplished MC and regularly hosts corporate, sporting and government events.
Peter Bell travels from Western Australia Australia
- Dealing with Success and failure
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