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Peter Aitken


Career: 1955
Debut: Round 1, 1955 v North Melbourne, Aged 20 years, 156 days
Carlton Player No. 684
Games: 11
Goals: 7
Guernsey No. 29
Last Game: Round 17, 1955 v South Melbourne, Aged 20 years, 275 days
Height: 175cm (5' 9")
Weight: 63kg (9.12)
DOB: November 11, 1934


1954 October 07
Melbourne. Thurs:
Peter Aitken. 19 -year-old Kyabram rover, has been signed by Carlton. He played well in this season's Goulburn Valley Football League finals.
(News, Adelaide)

The Argus 28 March 1955, reporting on Carlton's practice match said; "Aitken was liked to Essendon star Bill Hutchison in his movements, and he, too, looked likely to have a future in senior football."

Peter was a postal worker, The Argus March 30 1955 reported that he had been transferred to the Carlton Post Office.

Aitken played 11 games for the Blues in Season 1955, kicking 7 goals. He came from Kyabram.

The Argus April 18 said of his debut; "AITKEN: Clever ball handler, safe mark, and accurate kick. Very fast. A great acquisition for the Blues."

Blueseum: Summary of Aitken's playing career | Aitken's Blueseum Image Gallery

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