From Santurnis Kantilla in the 1950’s, Gerry Roe in the 1960/70’s
and Cadji Dunn in the 1980’s St Marys have been blessed with some magnificent centre half forwards then along comes
another one in our present centre half forward for the last ten years in Peter MacFarlane
Peter or “Noodles” as he is commonly known was born on the
27/05/1983 and commenced his playing career with Sale in Victoria. In his very first season of senior football in 2002 for
Sale he won their best and fairest
He commenced with St Marys in 2004/05 after transferring from Glenelg
In between 2004/05 and 2013/14 Peter has won the best team man twice in
2007/08 and 2009/10 best and fairest for the club in 2011/12 and tied with Karl Lohde in 2013/14.
He was also the clubs leading goal kicker in 2007/08 with 32 and 2011/12
with 40 and so far to end of the end of Season 2014/15 season has kicked 274 making him the 4th highest goal kicker
for St Marys on record and is in the elite club of 28 who have kicked 100 goals or more in their career for St Marys.
Peter has played in 6 premierships in 2004/05, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10,
2012/13 and 2013/14. (3 times captain so far)
He has also played in three loosing St Marys Grand Final sides of 2005/06,
2010/11 and was the Captain of the St Marys Grand Final side of 2014/15.
Peter has been Captain from season 2009/10 - 2014/15 (six seasons) and
is just behind the champion Ted Liddy who captained the club for seven seasons and the great Terry LewFatt who was captain
for 3 years and captain/coach for 4 years
In 2012/13 He tied with Heath
Culpitt for the Chaney Medal BOG in a League grade grand final, the first time this has happened by two players from the one
club since it was first awarded in 1970/71. He has also played in two loosing grand finals in 2005/06 and 2010/11.
In 2009 Peter played in the NTFL off season for NT Thunder in the QAFL
where he was selected in their very first team against Southport and was judged as BOG and awarded the Lord Mayors Medal.
He finished 4th in their best and fairest behind the winner
Cameron Ilett and 3rd place getter Jarred Ilett who are both St Marys players He also played 16 games and kicked
26 goals in his one and only season with NT Thunder before committing himself back to St Marys
Peter has been captain for the last 6 seasons 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12,
2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
At the age of 30 “Noodles” became St Marys 22nd Nicholls Medal
Winner (NTFL Best and Fairest) when he won it in 2013/14
He became St Marys 34th player since the Cyclone to play 100
games when he played his 100th game against Waratahs on Saturday the 10/12/2011.
He will become St Marys 40th player life member when he plays
his 150th game in round 16 2014/15 against Nightcliff on the 1/02/2015 at Nightcliff. His total number of games
so far to end of season 2014/15 is 153
If you were picking a team of the last decade I think “Noodles”
would win the CHF spot unchallenged.
In the off season he plays for Dimboola and has won Dimboola Football Club's B and
F in 2005 and 2007. He has also won the Toohey Medal (Wimmera Football League’s best and fairest) in 2005 and 2007.
In 2006 he was the runner up in the Toohey Medal by 1 vote. He played in their losing Grand Final sides at Dimboola in 2005
and 2006 but finally played in a premiership at Dimboola in 2013. It was their first senior flag since 1985.
Peter lives at Parap and is happily engaged to Lynn Finlay and as at this
time they have not produced any little footballers for the future of this great club.
Congratulations Peter from all the Members and Supporters of this great
club on a great career and the wonderful memories you have given us all…..Rex