Ballarat – Victoria
One of the AFL’s modern great forwards, Petrie’s 16 seasons at North Melbourne saw him grow from a young ruckman to play the second most games in club history behind Brent Harvey and seventh player to kick 400 AFL goals. Awarded North’s leading goalkicker five times,Petrie’s capacity to score from marks or general play made him a dangerous opponent for the best defenders in the game. A fan favourite across the AFL, Petrie farewelled the Kangaroos alongside Harvey at the end of the 2016 season. With the West Coast Eagles in search of support in the tall department entering 2017 under the coaching of Petrie’s former teammate Adam Simpson, the veteran’s career enters a 17th season after he was selected by West Coast with pick 29 in the 2016 NAB AFL Rookie Draft. The opportunity with the 2015 Grand Finalists will see Petrie play an important role either up forward or in the ruck, while providing support to the club’s younger players.
Petrie has been an impressive figure in the media throughout his AFL career, featuring across a range of TV and Radio programs including The Footy Show and as a special comments provider on Crocmedia’s AFL coverage.