VALE JIM PETERS

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The VAFA has lost one of its greats with the passing this week of Jim Peters, Big V Legend.
Dr James Sturrock Peters was born at rural Greendale in October 1913 and completed his schooling at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat.  He began a commerce degree at Melbourne University in 1931, switching to medicine the following year. He played with University Blacks between ’31 and ’35 and was captain in his final two years. Jim was selected for Victoria  ’33-’35 and was chosen as skipper in 1935. After leading the Blacks to victory over Old Scotch in the 1935 A Section grand final, Jim retired, but coached the Blacks in ’36 and ’37 when time permitted. Jim Peters served our nation during WWII and saw action at Bardia and Tobruk.
In 2007, Jim Peters was named as one of seven inaugural Big V Legends.
Funeral Mass for Jim Peters will be offered at Newman College Chapel, on Wednesday 6 October at noon.