Happy 80th birthday to Peter Webster today!
From the Blueseum:
Playing Career: 1953 - 1959
Debut: Round 12, 1953 v Footscray, aged 20 years, 339 days
672nd Carlton Player
Last Game: Semi Final, 1959 v Melbourne, aged 27 years, 37 days
Guernsey Nos. 33, 3
Height: 183 cm
DOB: 6th August, 1932
Peter Webster played 97 games and kicked 6 goals after making his debut in 1953. Webster won the club's 2nd Best Player award in the finals series for the Under 19's team in their premiership year of 1951, he was also Vice Captain.
Webster was also a member of the reserves premiership team in 1953, after be recruited from Princes Hill, he graduated from the 4th's through to the senior ranks.
Webster later coached Merebin in the powerful Sunraysia League.
Courageous and adaptable, Peter Webster carved out a useful VFL career for himself with Carlton despite suffering from a weakness of the heart. He played under-age and seconds football with the club before making his senior debut in 1953, and went on to play a total of 97 games and kick 6 goals over seven seasons. For much of his career he played in defence, where his brilliant overhead marking, sound kicking and fine sense of anticipation showed up to good effect. However, he could also perform serviceably on the ball, and even on occasion on the forward lines.