With his brother-in-law Paul Lachal, Peter was instrumental in the reformation of the club after WWII, during which he had served in the Army.A fine player, he had a very strong hand in ensuring Xavs fielded a team in 1946. He won the Best and Fairest that year and won it again in 1947, when he captained the team. He was a player in the club’s 1948 B Section triumph, after which he retired because of injury. He served as President between 1951 and 1953, and was an influential contributor for many years thereafter. Peter passed away in 2007.