Former captain Freemantle Dockers, broadcaster, speaker, MC
Peter Bell has a very long and varied list of achievements to his name. He is a former AFL Premiership player and captain of the Fremantle Dockers, former champion player for North Melbourne in the AFL, broadcaster, qualified lawyer, TV/radio AFL commentator, successful businessman and former President AFL Players Association.
Peter is also an articulate, intelligent and entertaining motivational speaker and an accomplished MC who regularly hosts corporate, sporting and government events.
Peter speaks with authority on leadership, teamwork, goal setting, perseverance and overcoming obstacles. He is an entertaining and inspiring speaker who is renowned for his sense of humour and interesting slant on life.
After an outstanding rookie season, the newly formed Fremantle Dockers announced Peter as one of their first two signings – at just 19, he was the youngest member of the team. He was delisted after his first AFL season with the Dockers, but went on to become one of Western Australia’s greatest football products with monumental achievements at two AFL clubs. Peter then enjoyed an illustrious career at North Melbourne Football Club (Kangaroos) playing 123 games including two AFL Premierships, 15 finals and four top-three places in the club’s Best & Fairest Awards.
In 2001 he returned to Fremantle Dockers where he was quickly elevated to the position of captain. He held this position for five seasons from 2002 and until 2006, and was one of the team’s most valuable contributors playing 161 games. Over the following 8 seasons, Peter became the most decorated player in Fremantle Football Club history. He announced his retirement from football in July 2008.
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.
In 2013, Peter Bell was inducted into the WA Football Hall of Fame and is held in the highest regard at the Fremantle Football Club.
Peter attended University of WA where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws.
Peter is also a successful businessman and since retiring from competitive football has carved out a new career in media as host of the afternoon program on 6PR for three years and in 2016 was contracted by ABC Perth as host of their Breakfast program. He is also a TV/radio AFL Commentator.
Peter Bell talks about:
- Dealing with success and failure