Full name Peter Till
Date of birth 7 September 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Walsall, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Winger
Current team Halesowen Town
?–2004 Birmingham City
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2005–2006 (loan) Scunthorpe United 10 (0)
2006 (loan) Boston United 16 (1)
2006 (loan) Leyton Orient 4 (0)
2006–2007 (loan) Grimsby Town 7 (0)
2007–2009 Grimsby Town 65 (4)
2009 (loan) Chesterfield 16 (0)
2009–2010 Walsall 28 (0)
2010–2011 York City 41 (4)
2011–2012 Fleetwood Town 18 (1)
2012–2013 Tamworth 31 (1)
2013–2014 Solihull Moors 18 (2)
2014 Leamington 12 (0)
2014– Halesowen Town 5 (0)
Peter Till (born 7 September 1985) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Halesowen Town as a winger.
Till started his career with the Birmingham City youth system before making his first team debut in 2005. He was loaned to Scunthorpe United, Boston United, Leyton Orient and Grimsby Town, whom he joined permanently in 2007. Till made an appearance at Wembley Stadium in the 2008 Football League Trophy Final and was loaned to Chesterfield in 2009. He was released after making over 80 appearances for Grimsby and subsequently joined hometown club Walsall. Being released after one season with the club, he joined York City of the Conference Premier in 2010. Till signed for Fleetwood Town a year later and won the Conference Premier title in his one season with the club.
Born in Walsall, West Midlands, Till came through the Birmingham City youth system after joining the club as a schoolboy and he signed a two-year professional contract in July 2005. He was included in the matchday first team squad on a few occasions during the 2004–05 season, with Academy manager Stewart Hall commenting “When he has trained and worked with the first team he has looked very good and he has had an excellent season in the reserves and looked a real threat”. He made his debut as an 85th minute substitute in a 2–0 victory over League One team Scunthorpe United in the League Cup on 20 September 2005. Till was loaned to Scunthorpe United for a month on 5 October 2005 after being brought to their attention in the game weeks earlier, with manager Brian Laws commenting “I’ve watched him twice more since our game and I’ve liked what I’ve seen”. His debut came two days later in a 2–0 victory over Tranmere Rovers The loan deal was extended until January 2006 after Till impressed Laws. He returned to Birmingham on 9 January 2006, having made only 10 appearances for Scunthorpe due to injury and illness.
Till was loaned out again on 13 January 2006, joining League Two team Boston United He made his debut a day later in a 1–0 victory at Chester City and his only goal came in a 3–1 victory over Bury on 21 January 2006. On 31 January 2006, the loan was extended until the end of the 2005–06 season and he finished his spell at the club with 16 appearances and one goal. Till joined League One team Leyton Orient on a one-month loan on 6 October 2006. His debut came the following day, making the starting line-up in a 0–0 draw with Chesterfield and he picked up an injury on his final appearance, a 3–1 defeat to Bristol City in the Football League Trophy on 1 November 2006. Orient opted not to extend Till’s loan and his period at the club ended on 4 November 2006 with five appearances to his name.
Having failed to establish himself at Birmingham, Till joined Grimsby Town of League Two on an initial one-month loan on 23 November 2006. Tony Butcher of Cod Almighty described him as an “instant hit with wonderful wingery” on his debut in a 2–0 victory over Accrington Stanley on 25 November 2006. After impressing manager Alan Buckley during his loan at Blundell Park, Grimsby agreed a deal with Birmingham and offered Till a permanent contract. He eventually joined Grimsby on a two-and-a-half-year contract on 5 January 2007, having already made seven appearances for the team during the 2006–07 season. His first appearance following his permanent transfer was a 2–0 defeat to Chester on 9 January 2007. Till received the firstyellow card of his career in a 1–0 defeat to Swindon Town on 17 March 2007 and he finished the season with 22 appearances.
His first appearance of the 2007–08 season came in a 1–1 draw with Notts County on 11 August 2007 and his first goal came in a 4–1 victory over Huddersfield Town in the Football League Trophy on 4 September 2007. He played six games and scored two goals in Grimsby’s Football League Trophy run in the 2007–08 season, which saw Grimsby reach the final. Till started the game as Grimsby were beaten 2–0 by Milton Keynes Dons (MK Dons) at Wembley Stadium on 30 March 2008. He finished the season with 44 appearances and four goals
Till started the 2008–09 season by playing in a 0–0 draw with Rochdale on 9 August 2008 and he scored in the local derby against League Two rivals Lincoln City at Sincil Bank in a 1–1 draw on 30 August Till joined fellow League Two team Chesterfield on a one-month loan on 15 January 2009, having made 21 appearances and scored two goals for Grimsby up to that point during the season. He made his debut in a 3–1 victory at Chester on 17 January 2009 and in February the loan was extended until the end of the season after impressing manager Lee Richardson. Grimsby released him on 30 April 2009 and in retrospect he commented “It has been a wake-up call if I am honest. I have realised that I can’t coast if I want to get to where I want to be. I have to give 110 per cent every day, not just in games”. Till finished the loan at Chesterfield with 16 appearances.
Till signed for League One side Walsall on a free transfer on a one-year contract on 23 July 2009 following a successful trial with the club. He commented “To be at my hometown club gives me an extra incentive to do well”. His debut came in a 1–0 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion on 8 August 2009, in which he was substituted in the 88th minute. Till suffered a hamstring injury in September 2009, which allowed midfielder Mark Bradley to get a run in the team. After returning to fitness he made his comeback as a 74th minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat at MK Dons on 10 October 2009 and started on his next appearance, which was a 2–1 defeat at Colchester United on 24 October. He picked up a minor injury in a 1–1 draw with Charlton Athleticon 2 February 2010 and he was able to feature in the next game, a 0–0 draw with Bristol Rovers. During Walsall’s 2–1 victory at Leeds United on 16 February 2010 he picked up a hamstring injury and he returned to the team after entering a 2–0 defeat at Leyton Orient on 13 March as a 77th minute substitute. He finished an injury-hit 2009–10 season with 30 appearances for Walsall before the club released him on 10 May 2010.
Till signed a one-year contract with Conference Premier club York City on 29 June 2010 and following the move he said “I spoke to a number of clubs but this felt right. The gaffer made me feel really wanted so that was a key decision in coming”. He made his debut in the opening game of the 2010–11 season as a 38th minute substitute for Levi Mackin in a 2–1 defeat to Kidderminster Harriers on 14 August 2010. His first goal for York came in his next appearance after he scored the equaliser in a 2–2 draw at Bath City on 21 August 2010 after entering the game as a 74th minute substitute. Till made his first start in a 3–0 victory against Altrincham on 28 August 2010 and he was substituted in the 82nd minute. He scored his first home goal with the opener as York beat Rushden & Diamonds 2–0 on 4 September 2010. He finished the season with 45 appearances and four goals.
Till agreed on 25 May 2011 to sign for Conference Premier rivals Fleetwood Town on a two-year contract after the expiration of his York contract. Due to a knee injury,[ he had to wait until 12 November 2011 to make his Fleetwood debut, when he entered their 2–0 FA Cup first round victory over League One team Wycombe Wanderers as a substitute in stoppage time. Till finished the season with 22 appearances and one goal as Fleetwood won the Conference Premier title and thus promotion to League Two, before being released by the club after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent on 3 July 2012.
Till signed for Conference Premier side Tamworth on 19 July 2012.
He made a scoring debut for Tamworth in the opening game of the 2012–13 season with the first goal of a 3–2 victory away at Hyde on 11 August 2012. He finished the season with 34 appearances and one goal.
Till signed for Solihull Moors of the Conference North on 6 June 2013.
He signed for Solihull’s Conference North rivals Leamington on 22 January 2014.
Till joined newly promoted Northern Premier League Premier Division club Halesowen Town on 12 June 2014.
Till plays as winger on the left or right sides and his play has been described as “tricky”. He has described himself as an old-fashioned winger, saying “I am very quick, very fit. I like to get at the full-back – an old-fashioned winger type, if you like. I like to cause the full-back problems and get my crosses in and link up with our full-back as well”. Walsall manager Chris Hutchings described him as “an attacking wide-man with pace who is not afraid to take people on” in 2009. Till is also able to play as a striker
His father Peter, Sr. is a former professional boxer.