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Community Camp: Tigers head to Echuca & Bendigo on Feb 12-13
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:37:15 PM »
Richmond will further build on the connection its Next Generation Academy Program has created with regional Victoria when the Club travels to Bendigo and Echuca for the 2018 Australia Post AFL Community Camp.

The Tigers will travel in two groups to the towns from Monday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 13.

The Club will work closely with AFL Victoria and its regional administration centres to provide football clinics and engage players with the broader Bendigo and Echuca communities.

Richmond’s NGAP region includes AFL Central Vic, Central Murray, Goulburn Murray, North East Border and Sunraysia– the Murray Bushrangers and Bendigo Pioneers catchments.

The Program introduces the game of Australian Rules to both boys and girls, aged 5-18 years, who are from Indigenous and multicultural backgrounds. It aims to create a culturally affirming environment in order for them to thrive in the talent pathway.

The Tigers have heavily invested in their NGA region since its inception in 2016, drafting Mildura product Derek Eggmolesse-Smith as a Category B rookie this year.

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.

Richmond also has a connection to Bendigo through its partnership with Bendigo Thunder.

The Tigers joined forces with the Thunder earlier this year to strengthen the talent and participation pathway for women in Victoria’s central and northern regions.

Further details of Richmond’s Community Camp will be communicated in early 2018.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-12-06/community-camp

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Re: Community Camp: Tigers head to Echuca & Bendigo on Feb 12-13
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 06:56:26 PM »
Good to hear the high altitude training is out the door. Though heat training I agree  with.

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Re: Community Camp: Tigers head to Echuca & Bendigo on Feb 12-13
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 06:48:52 PM »
Tigers headed to our region

Bendigo Advertiser
February 9 2018


RICHMOND is preparing to hit the road to Bendigo and Echuca for next week’s AFL Community Camp.

Split groups of Tigers players are due in both cities on Monday for two days, with a chance to view and be photographed with the 2017 premiership cup to precede the camp on Sunday from 11am to 2pm at Rosalind Park in Bendigo.

The Tigers will be officially welcomed to Bendigo at a City of Greater Bendigo civic reception on Monday morning.

Players will then visit patients at Bendigo Health and students at local schools on Monday afternoon before joining VFLW and AFL Central Victoria youth girls and Bendigo Pioneers players for a training session at the Queen Elizabeth Oval at 4pm.

On Tuesday, Richmond will hold a training session at the QEO from 9.15am to 10.30am. The session is open to the public.

A list of players visiting each city, including homegrown hero Dustin Martin and fellow stars Trent Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt, has yet to be released.

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/5218967/tigers-headed-to-our-region/

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Re: Community Camp: Tigers head to Echuca & Bendigo on Feb 12-13
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 03:53:49 PM »
The Tigers will hold open training sessions in Bendigo and Echuca next Tuesday, as they travel to the Club’s Next Generation Academy zone for their 2018 AFL Community Camp.

Two groups, including players, coaches and staff, will travel to the towns from Monday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 13.

Richmond players will train at Echuca's Victoria Park and Bendigo's Queen Elizabeth Oval next Tuesday morning, before signing autographs.

During the visits the Club will work closely with AFL Victoria and its regional administration centres to provide football clinics and engage players with the broader Bendigo and Echuca communities.

Richmond’s AFLW football operations manager Kate Sheahan and VFLW and Academy coach Tom Hunter will hold a VFLW training session at Queen Elizabeth Oval during the Bendigo visit.

Open training sessions:

Echuca

Tuesday, 13 February from 9:00am
Vic Park, Crofton Street, Echuca

Bendigo
Tuesday, 13 February from 9:15am
Queen Elizabeth Oval, View Street, Bendigo

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-02-10/tigers-bendigo-and-echuca-bound

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Re: Community Camp: Tigers head to Echuca & Bendigo on Feb 12-13
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 08:14:54 PM »
#AFLCommunityCamp begins. First stop: Rochester 📍


A special visit to Cummeragunja, the birthplace of Sir Doug Nicholls and William Cooper.


.@DrummondNathan pays a visit to his great-grandfather William Cooper's grave at Cummeragunja Cemetery.


@Richmond_FC players visited Bendigo Health today as part of their Community Camp in the region. A huge thank you to the players who took the time to visit many delighted patients and staff.






Townsend, Naish, Garthwaite & Rance getting amongst the locals at Wharparilla Lodge in Echuca


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Re: Community Camp: Tigers head to Echuca & Bendigo on Feb 12-13
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 12:44:08 AM »
From the Bendigo Advertiser:

More than 1000 Richmond fans watched on in awe as their beloved Tigers trained at the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Tuesday morning.

Former Bendigo Pioneers star Dustin Martin was clearly the crowd favourite as the Tigers were put through a sharp skills session by assistant coaches Ben Rutten and Blake Caracella.

At the completion of training the Richmond players signed autographs for young and old Tiger fans.

The open training session was the highlight of the Tigers’ two-day Community Camp in Bendigo.


Adam Bourke @bourkey77 twitter:

The Tigers enjoy their frisbee session. Black team lead white team 4-3. @Richmond_FC


VIDEO: https://twitter.com/bourkey77/status/963187781286510592

Dusty happy to sign autographs for his local fans. @Richmond_FC

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/bourkey77/status/963192444064956416


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See more at: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/5225380/richmond-training-session-at-the-qeo-photos/?cs=140

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Re: Community Camp: Tigers head to Echuca & Bendigo on Feb 12-13
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 12:45:54 AM »
Tigers say thanks to Bendigo fans following AFL Community Camp

Kieran Iles
Bendigo Advertiser
14 Feb 2018


RICHMOND has basked in the opportunity to share its 2017 premiership success with fans in Bendigo.

As the Tigers prepare to wind-up their two-day AFL Community Camp in Bendigo and Echuca, assistant coach Ben Rutten said players had appreciated spending time with the club’s huge supporter-base ahead of the continued hard grind of the pre-season.

“One thing we know is Richmond has got a lot of supporters far and wide throughout Victoria,” he said.

“Bendigo is a good Richmond area, we spend a lot of time out here, so it’s been good to be able get out an share some of that success we had last year.”

Rutten was referring to Richmond’s burgeoning partnership with the Bendigo Thunder Women’s Football Club and its involvement with the Next Generation Academy.

After a day spent visiting the region’s  schools, hospitals and aged care venues and dining with fans at Bendigo Stadium on Monday, the Tigers went back to doing what they do best on Tuesday by hitting the hallowed turf at Queen Elizabeth Oval.

There they were joined by a group of 20 Bendigo Pioneers players – mostly invited Bendigo Secondary Senior College students – for an hour-long training session in front of about 1000 fans.

Rutten said it had been great experience to integrate the TAC Cup players into training.

It was also a chance for Tigers star Dustin Martin to return to his roots and give something back to his former club.

The 26-year-old was drafted to Richmond from the Pioneers with pick three in the 2009 AFL National Draft and has since played in 178 games, including the 2017 premiership.

Rutten, who is entering his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Tigers following a 229-game career with Adelaide, could only marvel at the old adage of 12 months being a long time in football.

This time last pre-season he was one only a few assistant coaches the club opted to retain under head-coach Damien Hardwick, with five others, including former Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams, not having their contracts renewed.

From a coaching perspective, Rutten said 2018 would be all about consolidating the gains and good work of last year.

The 2005 All Australian dismissed notions of the Tigers’ drought-breaking premiership as surprising or unlikely and credited the success to hard work and enterprise.

“Obviously the finish to 2016 meant the expectation (in 2017) wasn’t going to be all that great from outside the club,” he said.

“(But) we didn’t put a ceiling on our improvement, we just looked to build and capitalise on any momentum we had throughout the year.

“Our game built, and we had a fair bit of luck along the way with injury and form – it was a full club effort to get the result we did last year.”

On whether the Tigers would alter their structure to accommodate a second tall forward, Rutten was encouraged by the progress of the club’s newest crop of talls, including Callum Coleman-Jones Noah Balta and Ben Miller, but felt none would be ready to play round one.

He hinted midfield option Josh Caddy and Jacob Townsend would likely reprise their roles as mid-sized marking options, and insisted there was still a place for fifth year Tiger Sam Lloyd, who was best afield in last year’s losing VFL grand final against Port Melbourne.

Rutten saw plenty of scope for improvement elsewhere across the playing list.

“It’s going to come from guys like Jack Graham, who we saw at the end of last year, “: he said.

“He came off no pre-season last year and he’s starting to look like a different player body-shape wise – and he’s really fit.

“Corey Elis, Connor Menadue, Oleg Markov, Jayden Short are the kind of guys we look for continual improvement from and to be putting pressure on the guys in the team.”

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/5226799/tigers-say-thanks-to-fans-in-bendigo/