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Peter Dickson's AFL Season Launch GF film is out next week.

Watch the trailer here: https://twitter.com/petedickson01/status/970783882286055424

"You've got to fight like hell. Fight on your hands and knees." - Hafey

"You've got be able to look yourself in the mirror. You just don't give up." - Hafey

"I love what you've done and I'm so proud of you. But there's one big step to go." - Hardwick

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AFL Grand Final 2017: Richmond coach’s pre-match speech revealed

Al Paton
Herald Sun
16 March 2018


A BEHIND-the-scenes documentary has revealed Damien Hardwick’s inspiring speech to Richmond players before last year’s Grand Final.

Hardwick told his players that footy experts had said all year “you can’t do it” and this was their chance to prove them all wrong.

He likened the path to the premiership to mountaineers trying to reach the top of Mt Everest, where looking to the summit too soon can lead to disaster. Hardwick compared Grand Final day to the Hillary Step, a steep rock face that presents the final challenge for climbers.

“You’re on the Hillary Step with 40 feet to go. The summit is there but we know to do it we’ve got to walk each individual foot to get us up to the summit. We don’t ever take our eye off our feet,” he said in his pre-match address, captured on camera and shown for the first time as part of Peter Dickson’s documentary Break the Fall at last night’s AFL season launch.



Hardwick continued themes of Richmond’s remarkable season, encouraging his players to make the most of their strengths and to enjoy playing together.

“We know what’s made us a great football club this year, and it’s the ability to work for each other, it’s embracing the imperfection of who we are. I love what you’ve done, I’m so proud of you, we’ve got one big step to go.

“Everyone from pillar to post has said you can’t do it. You’re not tall enough, you’ve got no forward line, you’re too young. We’ve proven most of them wrong thus far. Our goal is silverware but our expectation is we embrace who we are. We are quick, we are powerful, we celebrate what we do and enjoy it.”

Richmond was jumped by Adelaide, which led by 11 points at quarter-time. But the Tigers responded in a powerful second quarter, keeping the Crows goalless and going into the main break with a 10-point lead.

Walking down the race into the rooms, a player in the documentary can be heard yelling: “Hey they’re not so tough now” — an apparent reference to the Crows’ pre-match “power stance” designed to intimidate opponents during the national anthem.



Hardwick returned to Mt Everest in his halftime address: “There’s 20 feet to go, 20 feet to go to that summit of Everest, and we know what the process is from here. One step at a time. Stay connected, keep taking that little step. The reality is, it’s that desire to succeed and that’s us in a nutshell.”

At three-quarter time, with the Tigers 34 points up, his message was simple: “What do you reckon they’re going to do this quarter? It’s all or nothing. I love you blokes, the way you play. Get the job done.”

Richmond broke its premiership drought with an emphatic 48-point win, prompting an outpouring of emotion. Hardwick was in awe of his players.

“You did something that hasn’t been done at this club for 37 years. It is incredible the way you played the game, the manic nature, I feel like sitting there — you guys can have your thing, I’m going home to watch the tape.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/documentary-lifts-lid-on-damien-hardwicks-speech-to-richmond-players-during-2017-afl-grand-final/news-story/f8fc800cfc010a159ac9868262c15a8a

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Its hard to watch that and not start to tear up .

Not so tough now !!!!!
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There was some great footage of Richo in the film that I hadn't seen before.

Just the raw emotion. What a bloody legend he really is.

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The video was beyond amazing. Special congratulations to all involved in putting that masterpiece together