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Beginnings: The Richmond Football Club was officially formed at the Royal Hotel in Richmond on 20 February 1885. A successful application for immediate admission to the Victorian Football Association followed – the VFA was the premier Australian football competition at this time. The club home was Punt Road Oval.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 91,936 in round 4 1977
  • * Most Games: 403 by Kevin Bartlett from 1965 to 1983
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 119,165 for the 1969 grand final at the MCG
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13 Richmond 22 8 14 0 1713 2155 79.5 32

Baker in the mix

2017 Rookie Draft: Pick 18, Liam Baker Highlights of Richmond's pick 18 in the 2017 Rookie Draft, Liam Baker.

Dual premiership coach of WAFL club Subiaco Jarrad Schofield is convinced Richmond rookie draft selection Liam Baker possesses the required attributes to play AFL football.

Baker, 19, played 13 games, kicked 19 goals for Subiaco, and averaged 16 disposals per match in his first season at the club this year after transferring from West Perth, when he missed out on being drafted to the AFL at the end of 2016.

The tenacious, skilful small forward was the WA Lions’ best player in their preliminary final victory over South Fremantle, picking up 17 disposals, kicking three goals, and earning high praise for the crucial strong defensive pressure he applied throughout the match.

He subsequently was one of Subiaco’s best players in the grand final loss to Peel Thunder, finishing...


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Higgins has the fire in the belly

Higgins' GOTY contenders Watch the very best goals from Jack Higgins during 2017.

There’s no denying the considerable football talent that Richmond’s first pick (No. 17 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft, small forward Jack Higgins, possesses.

With a Morrish Medal (best and fairest in the 2017 TAC Cup competition playing for Oakleigh Chargers), Vic Metro’s MVP award (for his efforts in this year’s under-18 national championships), selection in the under-18 All-Australian team, and Champion Data’s highest-ever junior football ranking points, Higgins clearly shapes as a top prospect for the Tigers.

But it’s Higgins’ great passion for the game and will to win that sets him apart.

“He just loves his footy and is a fierce competitor,” said Oakleigh Chargers talent manager Craig Notman.

“With everything he does in a footy capacity, it’s to make sure he improves and gets the best...


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Higgins has the fire in the belly

Higgins' GOTY contenders Watch the very best goals from Jack Higgins during 2017.

There’s no denying the considerable football talent that Richmond’s first pick (No. 17 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft, small forward Jack Higgins, possesses.

With a Morrish Medal (best and fairest in the 2017 TAC Cup competition playing for Oakleigh Chargers), Vic Metro’s MVP award (for his efforts in this year’s under-18 national championships), selection in the under-18 All-Australian team, and Champion Data’s highest-ever junior football ranking points, Higgins clearly shapes as a top prospect for the Tigers.

But it’s Higgins’ great passion for the game and will to win that sets him apart.

“He just loves his footy and is a fierce competitor,” said Oakleigh Chargers talent manager Craig Notman.

“With everything he does in a footy capacity, it’s to make sure he improves and gets the best...


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Ben Miller in focus

From Kalgoorlie to Richmond Get to know our new tall Tiger from WA, Ben Miller.

Richmond’s fifth and final pick (No. 63 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft, tall WA utility, Ben Miller, talks to ‘Roar Vision’ about his transition to Tigerland. 

Draft night

“It was a nervous night sitting there with the family – mum and dad, my brother, nan, and my girlfriend. We didn’t have high hopes or anything, so we weren’t expecting too much, in case nothing happened. But it was a good night and, when it eventually came through, everyone was excited.”

Reaction to his name being read out

“The whole family went ballistic. Everyone started jumping up and down . . . We were trying to listen to what they were actually saying, but we didn’t really hear much after that.”

His playing attributes

“My strengths would probably be to create a contest down back because I’ve got a good, running vertical...


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Ben Miller in focus

From Kalgoorlie to Richmond Get to know our new tall Tiger from WA, Ben Miller.

Richmond’s fifth and final pick (No. 63 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft, tall WA utility, Ben Miller, talks to ‘Roar Vision’ about his transition to Tigerland. 

Draft night

“It was a nervous night sitting there with the family – mum and dad, my brother, nan, and my girlfriend. We didn’t have high hopes or anything, so we weren’t expecting too much, in case nothing happened. But it was a good night and, when it eventually came through, everyone was excited.”

Reaction to his name being read out

“The whole family went ballistic. Everyone started jumping up and down . . . We were trying to listen to what they were actually saying, but we didn’t really hear much after that.”

His playing attributes

“My strengths would probably be to create a contest down back because I’ve got a good, running vertical...


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Miller a gold prospect

From Kalgoorlie to Richmond Get to know our new tall Tiger from WA, Ben Miller.

It’s fitting that Richmond recruit Ben Miller hails from the Western Australian gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie because the Tigers might just have struck gold with their late selection of him in the 2017 AFL national draft.

Miller, a tall utility, who was Richmond’s fifth and final pick – No. 63 overall – shapes as a draft bargain.

He played senior football with local Kalgoorlie team, Railways, at just 15 years of age, and has made significant progress since then.

In 2015, he was selected in the WA State under-16s Academy; the following year he made his debut with WAFL club Subiaco’s colts team.

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And, throughout what was an extremely hectic 2017 season, Miller shone.

He managed to combine studying in his final school year in Kalgoorlie with playing local football there, as well...


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Miller a gold prospect

From Kalgoorlie to Richmond Get to know our new tall Tiger from WA, Ben Miller.

It’s fitting that Richmond recruit Ben Miller hails from the Western Australian gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie because the Tigers might just have struck gold with their late selection of him in the 2017 AFL national draft.

Miller, a tall utility, who was Richmond’s fifth and final pick – No. 63 overall – shapes as a draft bargain.

He played senior football with local Kalgoorlie team, Railways, at just 15 years of age, and has made significant progress since then.

In 2015, he was selected in the WA State under-16s Academy; the following year he made his debut with WAFL club Subiaco’s colts team.

VIDEO: Pick 63, Ben Miller

And, throughout what was an extremely hectic 2017 season, Miller shone.

He managed to combine studying in his final school year in Kalgoorlie with playing local football there, as well...


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Balta a bright light

Tall Tiger can play at both ends of the ground Get to know our new versatile draftee, Noah Balta.

Richmond recruit Noah Balta has been acclaimed as a young player with tremendous upside.

Balta, who was taken by the Tigers with their third pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft, showcased his impressive athleticism and versatility throughout this year.

He had a key defensive role for Vic Metro during the under-18 national championships, but also produced some eye-catching performances playing as a key forward and ruckman with TAC Cup team Calder Cannons.

VIDEO: Draftee's first training session

“Noah is just a natural talent that could be anything and could do anything,” Calder Cannons talent manager Ian Kyte told ‘The Leader’ newspaper.

“He could play in any position on the ground at AFL level . . .

“He could even turn into a big-bodied midfielder along the lines of...


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Balta a bright light

Tall Tiger can play at both ends of the ground Get to know our new versatile draftee, Noah Balta.

Richmond recruit Noah Balta has been acclaimed as a young player with tremendous upside.

Balta, who was taken by the Tigers with their third pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft, showcased his impressive athleticism and versatility throughout this year.

He had a key defensive role for Vic Metro during the under-18 national championships, but also produced some eye-catching performances playing as a key forward and ruckman with TAC Cup team Calder Cannons.

VIDEO: Draftee's first training session

“Noah is just a natural talent that could be anything and could do anything,” Calder Cannons talent manager Ian Kyte told ‘The Leader’ newspaper.

“He could play in any position on the ground at AFL level . . .

“He could even turn into a big-bodied midfielder along the lines of...


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Jack’s jumping out of his new Tiger skin

Joining the Tigers: 'ecstatic and unreal' Jack Higgins is over the moon to be drafted by Richmond.

Richmond’s first pick in the 2017 AFL national draft, Jack Higgins, caught up with AFL.com.au reporter Nat Edwards to discuss his draft-night delight at becoming a Tiger.

What was the emotion in your head when your name was called out?

“I was ecstatic. Richmond . . . oh, unreal. Couldn’t have had it any other way.”

Did you exceed your own expectations this year?

“A bit. I just go into each game to try and play well . . . I got a few rewards this year . . . I just try and win for the team, but they came along. I thought I had a pretty consistent season . . . It was good to win that (the Morrish Medal).”

Richmond’s list has a lot of small forwards. Do you think you’re going to be able to muscle your way into that line-up?

“Hopefully, but we better see when I get there. I can’t really...


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Tigers 'hungrier than ever' upon return

Butler on the first day back Dan Butler speaks to the media as the 1-4 year players return for the first day of pre-season training.

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Dan Butler in action on the first day of training at the club

RICHMOND'S premiership triumph will make the Tigers hungrier than ever in 2018, according to forward Dan Butler, with the players already addressing their desire to go back-to-back next season.

The Tigers' first-to-fourth-year players returned to training on Monday alongside the club's new draftees, with Dustin Martin and Jack Riewoldt already spotted at Punt Road Oval to start their preparations for next season.  

While the Western Bulldogs were unable to recreate the formula that took them to the 2016 premiership, the Tigers haven't wasted any time in addressing their determination to back up in 2018.

"We spoke about it before. We're like every other club. We're trying to do the same...


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Tigers land first Academy selection

2017 Rookie Draft: Derek Eggmolesse-Smith Watch highlights of Richmond's new Category B rookie, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith.

Richmond has secured its first Next Generation Academy Program selection, drafting Mildura product Derek Eggmolesse-Smith as a Category B rookie.

Eggmolesse-Smith, 19, came to the Club’s attention in 2014 when he commenced Phase 1 of the Korin Gamadji Institute’s Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program.

The former Bendigo Pioneer and Wentworth District footballer is also a product of the highly successful Laguntas program, which has seen nine participants drafted to AFL clubs since its inception in 2012.

An exciting and quick defender, Eggmolesse-Smith then joined the Tigers Next Generation Academy Program, following its launch in 2016.

He trained with the VFL Tigers this year and played five matches for Craig McRae’s side.

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Baker a Tiger rookie

2017 Rookie Draft: Pick 18, Liam Baker Highlights of Richmond's pick 18 in the 2017 Rookie Draft, Liam Baker.

Richmond has used its only selection, No. 18 overall, in the 2018 Rookie Draft to recruit Subiaco forward/midfielder Liam Baker.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect from Baker...

Liam Baker

Date of birth: 27/1/1998
Height: 173cm
Weight: 67kg
Position:  Midfielder/forward
From: Subiaco (WAFL)

Liam played with West Perth in 2016 and represented WA at u18 national level. In 2017 he moved clubs to Subiaco where he played 13 league games as a midfielder/forward. He averaged 16 disposals and kicked 19 goals this season with four tackles per game. Liam is a superbly balanced player who is highly skilled on both sides of his body with elite crumbing ability. Liam has great defensive instincts as a forward, constantly harassing the opposition and intercepting loose...


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Talking Tigers: Episode 35, 2017

Talking Tigers: Draft wrap For the final episode of the year the TT team reflect on the 2017 Premiership and wrap up the Tigers' draft selections.

Richmond’s podcast phenomenon ‘Talking Tigers’ has finished a stellar year in grand style . . .

The final episode of TT, presented by Audio-Visual partner, Bang & Olufsen, for 2017 focuses on how Richmond fared in last Friday night’s AFL national draft, with a summary of the Club’s latest recruits.

And the TT team continue to bask in the glory of the Tigers’ tremendous premiership triumph.

Click on the link to hear this final episode of Talking Tigers for what was a truly memorable 2017.

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Noah Balta in focus

Meet the new versatile tall Tiger Get to know our new versatile draftee, Noah Balta.

Richmond’s third pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft, athletic, tall utility, Noah Balta, tells ‘Roar Vision’ about his transition to Tigerland.

Draft night

“I was at home. My parents called a couple of people over . . . I was lying down on the couch watching it and I hear Noah Bal.., and that’s all I heard. I just chucked my fist in the air and then family jumped on me. I was rapt.”

Congratulatory messages from new Tiger teammates

“All these legends playing the game, like ‘Cotch’ (Trent Cotchin), sending me a message. I’ve even got his number. It’s weird. It’s still hardly kicked in that I’m actually playing at the Tigers.” 

What he can provide on-field

“Excitement . . . a lot of X-factor. That’s what I get told a lot, so I’m going to say that.”

Playing attributes

“Probably...


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'I'm going to outwork them': Draftee Higgins' creed

About six months out from the 2017 AFL national draft, leading AFL.com.au reporter Callum Twomey wrote an absorbing article about how talented, young Oakleigh Chargers small forward Jack Higgins had long been honing his football skills in a determined bid to not only be drafted by an AFL club, but succeed at the game’s highest level.  Following Higgins’ drafting by Richmond, here is that article in full...

JACK Higgins was 10 when he put a proposal to his dad, Greg. "If I can learn to kick on my left foot, can you get me a PlayStation 3?" he asked. Greg agreed to the deal, but under a couple of provisos: Jack had to be able to guide the ball down with one hand and he had to be a good kick, not just an average one.

Greg then watched as his son spent two or three hours every night after school at the park, kicking on his non-preferred left foot. Within a month, the then grade four...


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'I'm going to outwork them': Draftee Higgins' creed

About six months out from the 2017 AFL national draft, leading AFL.com.au reporter Callum Twomey wrote an absorbing article about how talented, young Oakleigh Chargers small forward Jack Higgins had long been honing his football skills in a determined bid to not only be drafted by an AFL club, but succeed at the game’s highest level.  Following Higgins’ drafting by Richmond, here is that article in full...

JACK Higgins was 10 when he put a proposal to his dad, Greg. "If I can learn to kick on my left foot, can you get me a PlayStation 3?" he asked. Greg agreed to the deal, but under a couple of provisos: Jack had to be able to guide the ball down with one hand and he had to be a good kick, not just an average one.

Greg then watched as his son spent two or three hours every night after school at the park, kicking on his non-preferred left foot. Within a month, the then grade four...


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'I'm going to outwork them': Draftee Higgins' creed

About six months out from the 2017 AFL national draft, leading AFL.com.au reporter Callum Twomey wrote an absorbing article about how talented, young Oakleigh Chargers small forward Jack Higgins had long been honing his football skills in a determined bid to not only be drafted by an AFL club, but succeed at the game’s highest level.  Following Higgins’ drafting by Richmond, here is that article in full...

JACK Higgins was 10 when he put a proposal to his dad, Greg. "If I can learn to kick on my left foot, can you get me a PlayStation 3?" he asked. Greg agreed to the deal, but under a couple of provisos: Jack had to be able to guide the ball down with one hand and he had to be a good kick, not just an average one.

Greg then watched as his son spent two or three hours every night after school at the park, kicking on his non-preferred left foot. Within a month, the then grade four...


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New Tiger’s big wish

Draft 2017: Pick 20, Callum Coleman-Jones Highlights of Richmond's pick 20 in the 2017 National Draft, Callum Coleman-Jones.

There is one Richmond premiership player in particular that talented, tall Tiger draftee Callum Coleman-Jones is looking forward to meeting and forming a strong relationship with.

Coleman-Jones, a 201cm, 98kg ruckman/forward from SANFL club Sturt, taken by the Tigers with their second pick (No. 20 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft last Friday night, can’t wait to tap into Toby Nankervis’ ruck expertise.

“Being a tall bloke, getting to know Toby Nankervis is definitely something I want to do and learn his craft,” Coleman-Jones told the ‘Adelaide Advertiser’.

“He’s (Nankervis) had a ripper year as well, so I definitely want to meet him.”

Coleman-Jones expressed great delight with his recruitment by Richmond.

“It’s pretty unreal.

“I couldn’t ask for a...


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New Tiger’s big wish

Draft 2017: Pick 20, Callum Coleman-Jones Highlights of Richmond's pick 20 in the 2017 National Draft, Callum Coleman-Jones.

There is one Richmond premiership player in particular that talented, tall Tiger draftee Callum Coleman-Jones is looking forward to meeting and forming a strong relationship with.

Coleman-Jones, a 201cm, 98kg ruckman/forward from SANFL club Sturt, taken by the Tigers with their second pick (No. 20 overall) in the 2017 AFL national draft last Friday night, can’t wait to tap into Toby Nankervis’ ruck expertise.

“Being a tall bloke, getting to know Toby Nankervis is definitely something I want to do and learn his craft,” Coleman-Jones told the ‘Adelaide Advertiser’.

“He’s (Nankervis) had a ripper year as well, so I definitely want to meet him.”

Coleman-Jones expressed great delight with his recruitment by Richmond.

“It’s pretty unreal.

“I couldn’t ask for a...


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