Alumni Val Perovic on Campus
Posted: 15-Jul-2020

Blast From The Past

Vladimir "Val" Perovic, Class of 1968 was spotted on campus today assisting with the construction of our new Gathering and Exam Centre.

During his time at St Paul's Technical College, Val began his illustrious football career and was a key player in the 1967 Premier team captained by Peter Howren with Daryl Maher as Vice-Captain. Val was later recruited from his North Ballarat team to play with VFL team St Kilda in 1973 as a wingman and was widely regarded as one of the recruits of the year.

 After 77 league games for the Saints, he moved to Carlton at the end of the 1979 season. While with the Blues he played some of the best football of his career, earning state selection once more, and playing in a back pocket in both the 1981 and 1982 premiership wins. In the 1982 Grand Final defeat of Richmond, he was one of the best players on the field.
Val was noted for his long left-foot kicks. During his time at Carlton, fans would shout "woof!" every time he kicked the ball. He was the first Carlton player whose kicks were acknowledged in this way.

Val retired from football in 1985 and is looking forward to retiring from construction later this year.

**In the picture above Val is in the 2nd back row and 2nd from the right with the other familiar face being Mick Malthouse, front row 4th from the right**

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