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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1035 on: January 19, 2020, 02:40:57 AM »
Paul Amy @PaulAmy375

Good pick-up for Richmond VFL in flanker/wingman Lachlan Williams. Played national Under 18s for Vic Country last year and highly regarded at Dandenong Stingrays. Son of former Leongatha champion Craig Williams.

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1036 on: January 22, 2020, 07:07:12 PM »

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/556012/gallery-vfl-training-january-21

Lots of new faces, I recognised the following from 2019 list
Morro, Beasley, Street, Thompson, Baltas, Diggins, Hayward, Coffield, Bruce & Coates

and new signings Cody Henness, Nathan Cooper, Lachlan Williams

Couldnt spot Aidyn Johnson - Ex Port Power

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1037 on: January 22, 2020, 08:24:00 PM »
Add Harris and Nelson to the list.

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1038 on: January 22, 2020, 08:26:30 PM »
Add Harris and Nelson to the list.

cheers

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1039 on: January 22, 2020, 08:39:53 PM »
Add Harris and Nelson to the list.

cheers

Can you post a silly photo of the men’s team please Taz? 🤪

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1040 on: January 22, 2020, 08:49:07 PM »

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1041 on: February 17, 2020, 07:02:19 PM »
2020 VFL pre-season camp:






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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1042 on: March 01, 2020, 05:56:32 AM »
Aidyn Johnson will play for Fitzroy Stars when Richmond VFL duties allow

Ben Higgins,
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February 28, 2020


Fitzroy Stars have won the battle for former AFL player Aidyn Johnson’s signature.

The delisted Port Adelaide midfielder had initially joined VAFA Premier Division club Old Scotch but will instead line up for the Stars when his VFL duties allow after lodging a clearance.

Johnson is expected to be a key member of Richmond’s VFL premiership defence this season but the NFL Division 2 club hopes he will be available for 3-5 games.

Originally drafted by the Power with pick No.45 in 2015, the 22-year-old played 11 AFL games before being cut last year.

Fitzroy Stars chief executive Simon Minton-Connell was rapt to have Johnson on board, even if only as a VFL aligned player.

“Aidyn’s a terrific kid, I hope he does really well (at Richmond),” Minton-Connell said.

“He’ll play a lot of footy at Richmond, so it will be the minimum (games) but we’ll take what we can get with a kid like that.

“He’s been working with at the club for a couple of weeks now and we’re looking forward to having him as part of the community.”

Johnson will be one of two VFL players at the Stars this season with Hedley Smith retaining his contract at Coburg.

Old Scotch lodged a clearance for Johnson on February 1 but 20 days later a second clearance was submitted for the young gun to join the Stars.

Cardinals football director Donald McDonald confirmed Johnson’s decision to switch clubs.

“We respect what Aidyn wants to do … if his preference is to play at Fitzroy Stars then we won’t stand in his way” he said.

“I don’t think Aidyn has come back to play football with Fitzroy Stars or Old Scotch, he’s come back to play with Richmond VFL.

“There’s no tug of war between us and them, let’s put it that way.”

Richmond has a VFL bye in Round 2, while the Stars will also have a week off because of the Easter long weekend.

The Tigers next break will come in Round 11 when Fitzroy Stars are at home to Lower Plenty on Saturday, June 13.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/localfooty/aidyn-johnson-will-play-for-fitzroy-stars-when-richmond-vfl-duties-allow/news-story/d3dfbe5ac5b356ad5e1af22d9d454436

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1043 on: March 07, 2020, 03:22:16 PM »
From Paul Amy's twitter:

NEAFL player Cooper Portelli (Gold Coast Suns) making a late run for the Richmond VFL list.
Former Murray Bushranger Nathan Oakes put pen to paper on Tuesday for a second season with the Tigers. Will retain Noble Park as his home club.

https://twitter.com/PaulAmy375/status/1235823275889983488

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1044 on: March 07, 2020, 03:56:21 PM »
Our VFL side played Werribee in a practice match at Punt Rd this morning (10:30am start).

Higgins (not playing tomorrow) kicked 4 goals.

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1045 on: March 08, 2020, 04:47:26 AM »
Little birdie said that in the VFL practice game today that Nank was our best & put his hand up for rnd 1. Young Higgo kicked 4 goals too..

https://twitter.com/Tigers_of_Old/status/1236208957108051971

Can confirm. Nank and Snags were the clear standouts.

Garthwaite wasn’t too bad either. Though he needs to work on his anger management I’d say  ;D

https://twitter.com/Borgus17/status/1236209226290098178

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1046 on: March 08, 2020, 03:37:04 PM »
VFL side won by 52 points.

VFL Tigers overrun Werribee

By Brenton Mann
AFL Media
8 March 2020


Just like that, VFL footy’s back.

The Tigers welcomed Werribee to Punt Road Oval on a tranquil Saturday morning in Autumn, their main goal, to re-establishing the “Richmond Brand”.

After the resounding Club-wide success of 2019, new VFL coach, Xavier Clarke felt it was imperative that the Tigers re-cement the values that have made Richmond, Richmond.

For Richmond, the values of connection, celebration and playing to your strengths are not personnel or scoreboard dependent, but part of the Tigers’ mantra.

Staying true to those values allowed Richmond to overrun Werribee in the second half, finishing 52 points the better, the scoreboard reading 14.9 (93) to 6.5 (41) as the final siren sounded.

From the outset, you wouldn’t have guessed that this was a game in early March, not being played for premiership points.

Both sides cracked in as the intensity rose as the seconds ticked by.

The sight of Toby Nankervis bounding across the Punt Rd turf, sticking big tackles, clutching intercept marks, piercing left-foot passes into the corridor and setting up goals would have warmed the hearts of the Tiger Army.

Nankervis had a direct hand in Richmond’s opening major after outpointing his opponent at half forward, the returning ruckman wheeled onto his trusty left, scrubbed a kick forward which found Oleg Markov streaming into space.

Markov then unselfishly handed off to Jack Higgins, who trotted into the open goal.

The goal may have been finished by Higgins, but it was started by Mabior Chol who shared the ruck/forward duties with “Nank”.

Higgins finished the game with an equal game-high four majors and was at his effervescent best, using his football guile to constantly put teammates in better positions.

With Werribee attacking ferociously, Chol cruised into the defensive 50 to stymie their foray forward, he tracked the ball to the boundary line, gathered, handballed the ball back into play, then carved a pass to find Jake Aarts on the wing.

The tools were there for all to see, Chol’s supreme marking ability and springy leap, his effortless and economical running gait that allows him to glide across the turf as well as his slicing left boot.

Chol was also deadly in attack, bagging four majors.

After a successful stint at AFL level last year, “Marbs” has an added air of confidence about his standing in 2020 and looks set to further add to his game tally at senior level.

Jack Graham was another who stood out and didn’t miss a beat in his first game back after his heroics in the 2019 preliminary final win over Geelong.

Graham picked up exactly where he left off, using his body as a battering ram, covering nearly every inch of grass as he willed himself from contest to contest.

The bullocking midfielder played the first three quarters and was rested for the last.

Kamdyn McIntosh was another who suited up on his return from a syndesmosis injury sustained on the Club's pre-season camp on the Gold Coast.

McIntosh sidled up next to Ryan Garthwaite, Ben Miller and Noah Balta, assuming a role at half-back and enjoyed some time on a wing, he too played three out of four quarters.

McIntosh guided budding wingers Fraser Turner and Hugo Ralphsmith, with the latter duo also plying their trade in the back half, providing grunt and courage, coupled with drive and dash.

From a midfield perspective a svelte looking Jack Ross led the charge along with young brute, Riley Collier-Dawkins, who spilt his time between midfield and forward.

Collier-Dawkins' strength forward of centre is his contested marking and that was on show against Werribee.

Ross shot to prominence last year on the back of his unwavering courage and work rate, along with his ruthless aggression and decision making in traffic.

Those traits are further enhanced 12 months on as he constantly won the ball in the clinches, feeding it out to the likes of Patrick Naish, Higgins and Ralphsmith.

Another year in the system has seen him up his defensive running intent as he consistently dropped back into defensive 50 cutting off Werribee’s thrusts forward.

Will Martyn plays in a similar way to Ross, as the first-year onballer showed a thirst for the contest, gritty work rate and serene decision making.

Down back, Balta, Garthwaite and Miller showed that the Tigers are well stocked in the defensive key posts as the trio repeatedly thwarted Werribee's attacking chains.

A little rusty in the opening quarter, Garthwaite and Balta especially lifted their rating, spoiling and intercepting in the air and tackling anyone in their vicinity once the ball hit the deck.

For a practice match, “X’s Men” would have taken solace in the fact that their blitz pressure, celebration and connection shone brightest and will be used as the bedrock for how they’ll play in 2020.

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/573533/vfl-tigers-overrun-werribee

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1047 on: March 12, 2020, 02:25:14 PM »
Tomorrow night's VFL practice match between Richmond and Coburg at Punt Rd will be off limits to spectators due to the Coronavirus.

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Important update for all club members and supporters.

Tomorrow night's Richmond v Coburg practice match at Punt Rd has been declared a "behind closed doors" practice match due to the measures in place to combat the Coronavirus.

No Coburg FC members, supporters or family members of players will be allowed entry.

Only club staff with gameday roles, our coaches and our players that are playing will be allowed entry.

Thanks in advance for your understanding, the game starts at 6.30pm tomorrow and our club will provide social media updates for everyone to keep upto date with scores.

https://twitter.com/coburgfc

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Richmond is currently closed to external visitors as the Club continues to take precautions against coronavirus.

The Club’s Membership hotline will continue to operate, and the Tigerland Superstore will continue normal business hours. Membership can be contacted on 1300 RICHMOND (742 466)

There are no open training sessions scheduled until further notice.

Thank you to our members and supporters for understanding at this time.

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/575556/club-update-coronavirus-precautions

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Re: Richmond ressies/VFL side [merged]
« Reply #1048 on: March 13, 2020, 01:39:51 PM »
The practice match tonight has been cancelled.
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No VFL? Latest development on the coronavirus crisis (afl site)
« Reply #1049 on: March 14, 2020, 03:50:46 PM »
No VFL? Latest developments on the coronavirus crisis

By Damian Barrett
afl.com.au
14 March 2020


VICTORIAN AFL clubs are considering pulling their involvement from the 2020 VFL competition.

The move has been canvassed on Saturday in a series of conference calls and meetings with AFL officials, as the industry continues to wrestle with contingencies pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak.

A day after publicly committing to playing its round one series of matches as fixtured, the AFL again briefed club CEOs and presidents on Saturday morning and early afternoon about plans for round two and beyond.

It emerged during those discussions that several clubs believe they need to remove their players from any involvement with their VFL organisations, where they come in contact with people who are outside their own heavily-controlled and medically-focused work environments.

If a majority of Victorian clubs withdrew their players from VFL involvement, it would place the 2020 VFL season in jeopardy.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/385050/no-vfl-latest-developments-on-the-coronavirus-crisis