Former Captain of the Fremantle Dockers, AFL presenter and sought after speaker
Peter Bell is the Former Captain of Fremantle Dockers, a TV and radio AFL commentator, presenter of ABC 720's Breakfast Program and former President AFL Players Association.
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.
After retiring from football, Peter moved into the media side of the sport, working in both television and radio. He has hosted his own talkback program on Radio 6PR for three years before recently being contracted by ABC 720 to host their Breakfast program. Peter is also an integral member of Channel 7’s national AFL commentary team.
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. His sense of humour is highly regarded as injecting some fun into his presentations, ensuring audience feel entertained and engaged.
Peter is also an accomplished MC and regularly hosts corporate, sporting and government events. His presentations motivate, inspire and entertain a wide variety of audiences.