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    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    Richmond relative ?

    always on the lookout:

    Did your relative play football for the Richmond Football Club (VFA / Seniors / Reserves / Under 19's / Under 17's ).
    If so, I would love to hear from you. Even if you don't know much about their career- or have heard 'stories' that they played for Richmond- drop me a line and I can see what I can answer.
    Email me : (just cut and paste the address into an email)

    Was your relative an official of the Richmond Football Club (VFA ? VFL ? AFL?). If so, I would love to hear from you as well

    I am of particular interest to know of anyone who is a relative of a VFA Richmond player.

    Saturday, August 9, 2008

    The Meaning of Football- as told by Tom Hafey to Rhett Bartlett

    Below is my 5th video relating to Richmond.
    I created this movie in response to the Melbourne International Short Film Festival 'The Meaning of Football'.
    I submitted this video but was unsuccessful in reaching the final 10.

    So I post this on here for your viewing.
    It is entitled, The Meaning of Football- as told by Tom Hafey to Rhett Bartlett.
    Copyright Rhett Bartlett 2008

    John Ritchie

    I noticed in the Herald Sun Death Notices, during this week, the passing of former Richmond player Mr John Ritchie.

    Mr Ritchie played from 1951- 1955, for 40 games and 2 goals. He wore numbers 35 and 30 during his career.
    As a half back flanker,he started his career with Richmond for the Thirds in 1949.

    By 1951, he was playing in the senior team -his debut, Round 4 1951 against Hawthorn; the Tigers won.
    He played during one of Richmond's least successful eras on the field. Of the 40 games - only 19 were victories.

    In 1955, he was a member of the Reserves Premiership side , which defeated Footscray by 30 points
    In 1956, he was appointed captain of the Reserves - with the 'Cubs' making the Preliminary Final , before losing to South Melbourne by 21 points. The Cubs would not make the finals for another 8 years. That same year he tied for the Reserves Best and Fairest with Charlie Flannagan.

    A Reserves Premiership player, Captain and Best and Fairest - our condolences to his family and friends.

    Eat Em Alive Tiger.