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Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« on: March 06, 2018, 03:13:04 PM »
Richmond coach, Damien Hardwick is set to become the Tigers’ longest-serving coach after re-signing with the Club for a further three years, taking his tenure at Tigerland to 12 seasons.

Hardwick will coach Richmond until at least the end of the 2021 season, and is set to surpass both Tommy Hafey and Jack Dyer’s coaching records of 248 and 226 games, respectively.

Richmond President, Peggy O’Neal said the Board was extremely pleased to extend Hardwick’s contract ahead of the 2018 home-and-away season.

“Damien has helped our football club to deliver the ultimate success, and we’re excited to continue our journey with him leading the team,” O’Neal said.

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“Our Club has built a strong and united culture, and Damien has been critical to that. He has an incredible connection to his players, is a person of great character and a wonderful coach. 

“Damien is constantly looking at ways to improve himself, and get the best out of his players and coaching group, and we wish them all the best for the upcoming AFL season.”

Hardwick, 45, a premiership player at both Essendon and Port Adelaide, was appointed Richmond’s coach at the end of 2009.

In 2017 he led Richmond to its first premiership in 37 years, and was awarded the AFLCA’s Coach of the Year award.

“I’m incredibly honoured to continue coaching the Richmond Football Club, and have the support of Peggy, Brendon and the Board,” Hardwick said.

“It’s a collective effort that helps deliver success, and I’m fortunate at Richmond to have a great group of players, coaches and staff all working together towards our goal.

“It’s been an exciting journey thus far at Richmond, and both myself, the coaches and players are eager for the challenge that awaits this season.”

In his eight AFL seasons, Hardwick has led the Tigers to four finals series campaigns, including a premiership win, and is currently Richmond’s third longest-serving coach behind Hafey and Dyer, coaching 182 games


http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-03-06/hardwick-contract-extension-until-2021


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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 04:08:37 PM »
Sensible move for mine.

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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 05:33:00 PM »
LMAO, not with standing the premiership I am sure some of the Dr's are spewing about this

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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 05:44:40 PM »
Chief executive Brendon Gale made the announcement in front of the playing list, with Hardwick receiving a raucous reception from his players who swarmed on their coach after the news.

“Four finals series in five years culminating in a drought-breaking premiership was massive for the club,” Gale told players.

“Huge credit to him, huge credit to the coaching department, the football department, huge credit for the extent to which he’s invested and committed to you guys ... so on that basis, no surprise we’re going to extend his contract for three years, out at 2021.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmond-coach-damien-hardwick-has-signed-a-threeyear-contract-extension-with-the-tigers/news-story/c1dc3e38da838404beb33d2d80173f8a


Players' reaction to the news: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-03-06/hardwick-resigns

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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 07:01:33 PM »
I like the bit about the fact that Dimma looks certain to pass Hafey and Dyer as the longest serving Tigers coach.

Nothing in life is ever certain, but it almost seems old habits die hard and no one is totally convinced he will last that long, even after winning a flag!

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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 09:33:32 PM »
Hardwick becomes the next Jewel while Caracella leaves to become the next Sheedy..... :shh
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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 12:15:10 AM »
Jewel new his footy and he was particularly good on the board when he was there during Fawley time. Had Spud down to a T

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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 12:15:22 PM »
Thank goodness he came to his senses, listened to reason and changed that horrid game plan.  :clapping
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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 02:29:03 PM »
Benny Gale on SEN with KB and the Doc talking about Dimma's new contract.

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Re: Hardwick re-signs until 2021
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 02:42:36 PM »
it would probably be appropriate if Dr Harry could add his input