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    Friday, December 21, 2007

    Life Membersip.

    At the 2007 Richmond Annual General Meeting- Roland Weeks, who has volunteered his time at the club for over 20 years, was bestowed with Life Membership.

    He has been associated with many components of the club over his time, from Membership to Match Day Activities and is a member of the Richmond Historical Group. He is currently the curator of the Richmond Museum.

    On a personal note, Roland provided me with access to the RFC Museum archives, and in particular many unpublished photographs for 'The Tigers- A Centenary of League Football'

    Monday, December 17, 2007

    'The Tigers- A Century of League Football'

    Book Update:
    For those wanting to purchase the 'The Tigers- A century of League Football' you can do so several ways.

    Several book shops have it for sale, including: BORDERS, ANGUS and ROBERTSON, READINGS and DYMOCKS.

    However, if you have difficulty obtaining it from those stores, you can buy directly through the publishers at (and the book arrives gift wrapped before christmas).

    Alternatively, Herald Sun readers have a limited chance to order it through the Herald Sun book shop on 9292 1234.

    - Rhett Bartlett.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    NAB Pre Season/ Rookie Draft

    At the 2007 NAB AFL Pre Season and Rookie Draft- the Tigers select the following players.

    1. DAVID GOURDIS from Subiaco.
    He represented WA at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships

    2. CLAYTON COLLARD from Fremantle.
    Played one game for Fremantle in 2007 against StKilda.

    3. JARROD SILVESTER from Coburg Tigers

    4. TRISTAN CARTLEDGE from Essendon

    5. CAMERON HOWAT - retained as rookie.

    December 5 Trial Match

    On December 5, a trial match was held at Victoria Park involving several young players hoping to make it to the Richmond list through the pre season draft.

    Two players in particular were mentioned in reports on fan sites, firstly that of CLAYTON COLLARD- who unofficially kicked between 4 - 6 goals in the match. And secondly, that of DAVID GOURDIS- who played half forward and kick 1 goal.

    Other players known to have played in this match include JARROD SILVESTER, KELVIN MOORE and players CALLINAN and ZOMER.

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    Vale Peter Hogan

    Peter Hogan died on Saturday.

    He had come to the club in 1963 from Portland, with huge raps- he was what the Tigers were after, a small man, to rove the packs with Frank Dimattina, two years before Kevin Bartlett would burst on the scene.

    And rove he did- he manage to secure 40 games between 1963- 1966, kicking 57 goals, including 4 against Carlton in 1963 and Hawthorn in 1965.

    At the end of 1966- he went to Sandringham where he both played and coach.
    He would go on to coach the Sydney Swans Reserves , Parkdale, and then- return to the club where he started, Richmond, some 20 years later, to coach the Reserves in 1985.

    He died on the weekend at the age of 62.