Peter Rae Kyle

Peter Kyle was President of the Claremont Football Club between 1988 – 1989.  His father Ron Kyle was President between 1957 and 1969.

In 1948, Claremont was not a very successful club winning only 5 of its 19 games.  Towards the end of the season, the club was that desperate for fit players to fill in for the last 2 games of the season, they resorted to calling out over the loud speaker for any eligible player in the crowd.  The offer was accepted by a young Peter Kyle from Scotch College who acquitted himself well on the day and went on to play over 100 games for the tigers.

In 1952 four players represented the State that year, Peter Kyle, Sonny Maffina, Ken Caporn and John O’Connell.

In 1988 Peter Kyle, replaced Stephen Scott as President of the Club and that was the only change in the Administration. It was a very proud moment for Kyle when the club was victorious in 1989, but he had retired from the Presidency at the end of that season.

Peter Kyle sadly died during the 1990 season. After a courageous fight he died of cancer

Played 135 games between 1948 – 1959.

President   1988 – 1989.