AUSTRALIAN Football Hall of Famer Peter Knights is coming to Heathmere for Sunday’s Worksafe Game of the Month.
The game should bring a bumper crowd to the stand-alone Round 16 South West clash between close rivals Heathmere and Tyrendarra.
Knights played 264 matches with the Hawthorn Football Club in a golden era with premierships in 1976, 1978 and 1983.
He was Hawthorn’s Best and Fairest in 1975 and 1978 and is a member of the Hawthorn Team of the Century.
At full flight, Knights was roundly seen as the best centre half back in the game, and a player who could turn a match off his own boot.
He represented Victoria nine times and finished runner-up in two Brownlow Medal counts in his career.
Knights was the inaugural coach of the Brisbane Bears Football Club and also had a stint coaching his beloved Hawks.
He was recruited from Gippsland club Longwarry, and continues his passion for football at the grass roots to this day as the senior coach of the Victorian Country Football League.
Knights has recently returned from a successful campaign at Wagga Wagga at the Australian Country Football Carnival, where his Victoria Country Football League Vic1 team defended their title and he was named All Australian Coach.
He will present the winning senior football and netball teams with specially struck “WorkSafe Cups” at the conclusion of the senior football match.
The teams will line up before the 2.30pm start of the senior football for the national anthem.
Read more in Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.