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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
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
13 Richmond 22 8 14 0 1713 2155 79.5 32

Richmond draft Balta

Draft 2017: Pick 25, Noah Balta Highlights of Richmond's pick 25 in the 2017 National Draft, Noah Balta

Richmond has used its third selection, No. 25 overall, in the 2017 National Draft to recruit athletic key-position player Noah Balta.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Balta, in future seasons . . .

Noah Balta profile

Date of birth: 23/10/1999

Height: 195cm

Weight: 95kg  

Position: Tall utility

From: Calder Cannons

Noah is an athletic key-position player, who has displayed the capacity to play almost all positions on the ground throughout the past two years.

After missing the final cut for Vic Metro under-16s in 2015, he showed great potential during the second half of 2016 at TAC Cup level for the Calder Cannons.

He had a solid 2017 overall, without consistently achieving the high standard of football he is capable of.

Regardless of that, his...


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Tigers select Coleman-Jones

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

Richmond has used its second selection, No. 20 overall, in the 2017 National Draft to recruit ruckman/key forward Callum Coleman-Jones.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Coleman-Jones, in future seasons . . .

Callum Coleman-Jones profile

13/6/1999

Height: 201cm

Weight: 99kg

Position: Ruckman/key forward

From: Sturt (SANFL)

Callum is a ruckman/key forward, who made the initial AFL Academy squad following a strong 2015 under-16 carnival representing South Australia.

In 2016, he excelled for SA at the under-18 national championships as a bottom-aged, key forward.

This year, he captained SA at the under-18 championships, where he again performed strongly, this time as the team’s leading ruckman. The highlight of his carnival was a...


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Patrick Naish becomes a Tiger

Draft 2017: Pick 34, Patrick Naish Highlights of Richmond's pick 34 in the 2017 National Draft, Patrick Naish.

Richmond have matched St Kilda's pick 34 at Friday night's AFL Draft to land Patrick Naish as a father-son selection, their fourth pick on the night.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Naish...

Patrick Naish profile 

Born: 15/1/1999

Height: 181cm

Weight: 68kg

Position: Midfielder

From: Ivanhoe/Northern Knights

Patrick comes to Richmond under the father-son rule (Chris Naish played 143 games for the Tigers from 1990-97.

He has been a member of the AFL Academy for the past two years, and completed his schooling in 2017 at Ivanhoe Grammar.

Throughout this year, Patrick combined playing for multiple teams, including Ivanhoe, Northern Knights in the TAC Cup competition, Vic Metro in the under-18 national championships and the AFL Academy.

Patrick...


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Richmond draft Balta

Draft 2017: Pick 25, Noah Balta Highlights of Richmond's pick 25 in the 2017 National Draft, Noah Balta

Richmond has used its third selection, No. 25 overall, in the 2017 National Draft to recruit athletic key-position player Noah Balta.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Balta, in future seasons . . .

Noah Balta profile

Date of birth: 23/10/1999

Height: 195cm

Weight: 95kg  

Position: Tall utility

From: Calder Cannons

Noah is an athletic key-position player, who has displayed the capacity to play almost all positions on the ground throughout the past two years.

After missing the final cut for Vic Metro under-16s in 2015, he showed great potential during the second half of 2016 at TAC Cup level for the Calder Cannons.

He had a solid 2017 overall, without consistently achieving the high standard of football he is capable of.

Regardless of that, his...


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Patrick Naish becomes a Tiger

Draft 2017: Pick 34, Patrick Naish Highlights of Richmond's pick 34 in the 2017 National Draft, Patrick Naish.

Richmond have matched St Kilda's pick 34 at Friday night's AFL Draft to land Patrick Naish as a father-son selection, their fourth pick on the night.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Naish...

Patrick Naish profile 

Born: 15/1/1999

Height: 181cm

Weight: 68kg

Position: Midfielder

From: Ivanhoe/Northern Knights

Patrick comes to Richmond under the father-son rule (Chris Naish played 143 games for the Tigers from 1990-97.

He has been a member of the AFL Academy for the past two years, and completed his schooling in 2017 at Ivanhoe Grammar.

Throughout this year, Patrick combined playing for multiple teams, including Ivanhoe, Northern Knights in the TAC Cup competition, Vic Metro in the under-18 national championships and the AFL Academy.

Patrick...


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Miller rounds out draft crop

Draft 2017: Pick 63, Ben Miller Highlights of Richmond's pick 63 in the 2017 National Draft, Ben Miller.

Richmond selected tall utility Ben Miller from Kalgoorlie, WA with their final pick of the 2017 AFL Draft, pick no. 63 overall.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Miller...

Ben Miller profile

Date of birth:

Height: 196cm

Weight: 93kg

Position: Tall utility

From: Subiaco (WAFL)

Ben, who is from Kalgoorlie, first displayed his playing talent as a key back for Western Australia in the 2015 under-16 carnival.

During the 2016 season, he played a few games at colts level with Subiaco, as a bottom-age player. This year, he again commuted from Kalgoorlie to play colts footy.

His form was impressive enough in 2017 for him to represent WA at the under-18 national championships, and he played all four games as a ruckman/forward.

Ben is an elite athlete, who...


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Punt Road to Glory: Grand Final

Richmond’s road to premiership glory in 2017 will be re-lived at richmondfc.com.au through our match reports and video highlights of each Tigers win during the season.

In a special off-season series until Wednesday, November 22, you can again savour the sweet taste of Tiger success, culminating in the sweetest of them all – the Grand Final victory over Adelaide. Today we look back on the greatest day for Richmond in 37 years...

AFTER 37 long years Richmond has finally bared its fangs on Grand Final day again, mauling a lacklustre Adelaide with the relentless pressure that has become its trademark this September to seal an inspired 48-point premiership triumph before 100,021 fans at the MCG. 

The Tigers sealed their 11th flag – and first since 1980 – with a run of seven unanswered goals from early in the second quarter that had the Crows staggering on the ropes just 10 minutes into...


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Punt Road to Glory: Grand Final

Richmond’s road to premiership glory in 2017 will be re-lived at richmondfc.com.au through our match reports and video highlights of each Tigers win during the season.

In a special off-season series until Wednesday, November 22, you can again savour the sweet taste of Tiger success, culminating in the sweetest of them all – the Grand Final victory over Adelaide. Today we look back on the greatest day for Richmond in 37 years...

AFTER 37 long years Richmond has finally bared its fangs on Grand Final day again, mauling a lacklustre Adelaide with the relentless pressure that has become its trademark this September to seal an inspired 48-point premiership triumph before 100,021 fans at the MCG. 

The Tigers sealed their 11th flag – and first since 1980 – with a run of seven unanswered goals from early in the second quarter that had the Crows staggering on the ropes just 10 minutes into...


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From the draft to the cup: Dan Butler

Draft highlights: Butler Under 18 highlights of Richmond's fourth round pick in the 2014 AFL National Draft, Dan Butler.

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au examines the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. Today, we focus on Richmond’s recruitment of Dan Butler.

 

Richmond used its fourth pick (No. 67 overall) in the 2014 national draft on young, speedy, skilful, small forward Dan Butler.

The Tigers had been extremely impressed with Butler’s performances in the TAC Cup (for North Ballarat Rebels), the under-18 national championships (for Vic Country), and at school level (for St Patrick’s College, Ballarat) during that year.

Butler was one of the stars for the St Patrick’s College team that defeated Box Hill College in...


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From the draft to the cup: Dan Butler

Draft highlights: Butler Under 18 highlights of Richmond's fourth round pick in the 2014 AFL National Draft, Dan Butler.

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au examines the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. Today, we focus on Richmond’s recruitment of Dan Butler.

 

Richmond used its fourth pick (No. 67 overall) in the 2014 national draft on young, speedy, skilful, small forward Dan Butler.

The Tigers had been extremely impressed with Butler’s performances in the TAC Cup (for North Ballarat Rebels), the under-18 national championships (for Vic Country), and at school level (for St Patrick’s College, Ballarat) during that year.

Butler was one of the stars for the St Patrick’s College team that defeated Box Hill College in...


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From the draft to the cup: Daniel Rioli

Draft highlights: Rioli Under 18 highlights of Richmond's pick 15 in the 2015 AFL National Draft, Daniel Rioli.

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au takes a look back at the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. This morning, we focus on Richmond’s recruitment of Daniel Rioli.

 

Richmond used its first pick (No. 15 overall) in the 2015 national draft to recruit young, silky-skilled, speedy, small forward Daniel Rioli from TAC Cup team North Ballarat Rebels.

Rioli, the cousin of Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli and great-nephew of Tiger great Maurice Rioli, grew up on the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory and played junior football with the St Mary’s club.

As a 14-year-old, he moved to Victoria and boarded at St Patrick’s...


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From the draft to the cup: Daniel Rioli

Draft highlights: Rioli Under 18 highlights of Richmond's pick 15 in the 2015 AFL National Draft, Daniel Rioli.

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au takes a look back at the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. This morning, we focus on Richmond’s recruitment of Daniel Rioli.

 

Richmond used its first pick (No. 15 overall) in the 2015 national draft to recruit young, silky-skilled, speedy, small forward Daniel Rioli from TAC Cup team North Ballarat Rebels.

Rioli, the cousin of Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli and great-nephew of Tiger great Maurice Rioli, grew up on the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory and played junior football with the St Mary’s club.

As a 14-year-old, he moved to Victoria and boarded at St Patrick’s...


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Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

WELL, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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Callum Twomey's 2017 Phantom Draft

WELL, this has been a hard one.

The time has come for AFL.com.au's Phantom Draft top 30, but it has not been easy at all this year. The players at the top end are so even that clubs are still spending the last 48 hours leading up to draft night deciding on their plans. 

Piecing things together, particularly without a lock at No.1, has made the 2017 crop a unique one. 

With things still in flux, we will have the Late Mail Phantom Draft through on Thursday night with all the latest whispers ahead of the NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night. 

CAMERON RAYNER

POS: Half-forward/midfielder
Ht 187cm Wt 88kg DOB 21/10/1999
From
 Western Jets/Vic Metro

Rayner is the standout player in the pool and one who can change games in a matter of minutes, which has been why he has been touted as the likely No.1 pick for most of the year. As a forward he can take marks and kick goals quickly, and in his...


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From the draft to the cup: Nathan Broad

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au takes a look back at the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. This afternoon, we focus on Nathan Broad’s drafting to Tigerland.

 

With its third and final pick (No. 67 overall) in the 2015 national draft, Richmond selected Nathan Broad, a mature-age defender from WAFL club Swan Districts.

Broad, 22 at the time, had pressed his draft claims by producing an impressive level of consistency at senior level with Swans Districts throughout that year  

Here’s what the Richmond recruiters had to say about Broad in the wake of his drafting . . .

“Playing as a dashing defender, Nathan enjoyed a strong season at WAFL level with Swan Districts, averaging 20 disposals in 20 games.

“The 22-year-old...


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From the draft to the cup: Nathan Broad

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au takes a look back at the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. This afternoon, we focus on Nathan Broad’s drafting to Tigerland.

 

With its third and final pick (No. 67 overall) in the 2015 national draft, Richmond selected Nathan Broad, a mature-age defender from WAFL club Swan Districts.

Broad, 22 at the time, had pressed his draft claims by producing an impressive level of consistency at senior level with Swans Districts throughout that year  

Here’s what the Richmond recruiters had to say about Broad in the wake of his drafting . . .

“Playing as a dashing defender, Nathan enjoyed a strong season at WAFL level with Swan Districts, averaging 20 disposals in 20 games.

“The 22-year-old...


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Bamblett a Tiger

First VFLW Tiger signs Meet Natarsha Bamblett, the first Tiger to sign with Richmond's inaugural VFLW team.

Richmond has signed its first VFLW player ahead of the Club’s inaugural season.

Natarsha Bamblett has committed to the VFLW Tigers as a rookie after starring at last weekend’s Koorie Women’s Football Carnival.

Playing for the Fitzroy Stars, Bamblett was named player of the carnival after a dominant display.

The 22-year-old is no stranger to Richmond, having first come in contract with the Club’s centre for Indigenous youth, the Korin Gamadji Institute, in 2012.

A young community leader, she was named Ms NAIDOC in 2017 and is also an Ambassador for the David Wirrpanda Foundation.

Bamblett is a former netballer and product of Rumbalara Football Netball Club, an important partner of the Richmond Football Club through the Next Generation Academy Program.

Bamblett has only been...


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Punt Road to Glory: Round 23

Punt Road to glory: R23 Highlights from the Round 23 win over St. Kilda.

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Richmond v St Kilda

Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin celebrate in the fourth quarter of the Round 23 win

Richmond’s road to premiership glory in 2017 will be re-lived at richmondfc.com.au through our match reports and video highlights of each Tigers win during the season.

In a special off-season series until Wednesday, November 22, you can again savour the sweet taste of Tiger success, culminating in the sweetest of them all – the Grand Final victory over Adelaide. Today we look back to Richmond's Round 23 win over St Kilda which clinched a top-four spot...

RICHMOND has snagged a double-chance for the first time since 2001, and will go into a qualifying final against Geelong in a fortnight full of confidence, after comfortably beating St Kilda by 41 points at the MCG.

Damien Hardwick's Tigers were insatiable early on Sunday in...


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Punt Road to Glory: Round 23

Punt Road to glory: R23 Highlights from the Round 23 win over St. Kilda.

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Richmond v St Kilda

Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin celebrate in the fourth quarter of the Round 23 win

Richmond’s road to premiership glory in 2017 will be re-lived at richmondfc.com.au through our match reports and video highlights of each Tigers win during the season.

In a special off-season series until Wednesday, November 22, you can again savour the sweet taste of Tiger success, culminating in the sweetest of them all – the Grand Final victory over Adelaide. Today we look back to Richmond's Round 23 win over St Kilda which clinched a top-four spot...

RICHMOND has snagged a double-chance for the first time since 2001, and will go into a qualifying final against Geelong in a fortnight full of confidence, after comfortably beating St Kilda by 41 points at the MCG.

Damien Hardwick's Tigers were insatiable early on Sunday in...


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Read more: Punt Road to Glory: Round 23

From the draft to the cup: David Astbury

Draft highlights: Astbury 2009 Under 18 highlights of Richmond's pick 35 in the 2009 AFL National Draft, David Astbury.

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au examines the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. Today, we turn our attention to Richmond’s recruitment of David Astbury.

With its third pick (No. 35 overall) in the 2009 AFL national draft, Richmond chose young, tall, key-position player David Astbury, who had been a consistently impressive performer for TAC Cup team North Ballarat Rebels.

Here’s what the Tiger talent scouts had to say about Astbury following his drafting . . .

“David originates from his family’s farm near Tatyoon in Victoria’s Ararat district.

“Throughout 2007 and 2008, he was a boarder at...


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