PODCAST: Peter Hudson reflects on life after football


AFL legend Peter Hudson takes a trip down memory lane, offering some words of wisdom for retiring Hawks player Jarryd Roughead. He says the skills he learnt on the field were invaluable for helping to shape a successful business career: from hotel owner, to CEO, to long-time Bupa Executive.

Peter Hudson is a true AFL legend. Not only is one of the greatest full forwards in the game’s history, with an average of 5.6 goals per senior game, he’s also spent time as a coach, CEO of Hawthorn and St Kilda Football Clubs and is in the AFL hall of fame.

Now 73 years old with 7 grandchildren, he’s still working part time as a Bupa Executive and says his footy career helped provide him with critical skills to succeed in business.

We sat down with Huddo to chat about life after football and his words of advice for Rough.


Bupa is the official Health and Care Partner of the Hawthorn Football Club.

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