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Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« on: March 13, 2022, 12:50:25 PM »
Trailblazing Tigers president Peggy O’Neal to depart role after ‘golden period’

Ben Cotton
Fox Sports (via HeraldSun)
March 13th, 2022 11:39 am


The trailblazing O’Neal became the AFL’s first female president when she was elected in 2013, playing a leading role in turning Richmond back into a powerhouse as it ended a 37-year premiership drought in 2017 followed by back-to-back flags in 2019 and 2020.

The 69-year old American-born lawyer, who’s been on the Tigers’ board for 17 years, said the time was right to hand over the reigns.

“There’s been a great group of people who’ve been associated with the club and I’ve happened to be president during what’s ended up being a pretty golden period. The last five years have been wonderful,” O’Neal told the Herald Sun.

“I’m looking forward to being a fan. After this season I’ll hand over and finish up at our AGM in December and that’s when our new president will officially take office and I’ll be sitting in the outer with a beanie and a beer next year.”

She credited the Tigers’ rise to a “group effort” across the entire club.

“I sometimes am concerned when people act like I did something special,’’ O’Neal said.

“It takes a whole club, when you see it come together and you realise you’re a part of what happens, but the gold dust isn’t because of you.

“I often wonder that if we hadn’t been successful, as a woman would I and other women have been judged as ‘they couldn’t do it’?

“It’s not false modesty, but it’s all been a group effort and I was one piece of the puzzle and I was just fortunate to be there when we made a complete puzzle.”

Dr Sonja Hood (North Melbourne) became the AFL’s fourth club president this week, joining O’Neal, Kate Roffey (Melbourne) and Kylie Watson-Wheeler (Western Bulldogs).

O’Neal said Richmond’s next president would come from the current board.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/presidents-of-richmond-melbourne-western-bulldogs-and-north-melbourne-speak-out-on-equality-in-the-afl-boardroom/news-story/dcd702df42cc1254ed8c2ec36fe01661
https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/teams/richmond-tigers/afl-2022-female-richmond-tigers-president-peggy-oneal-departs-announcement-who-will-take-over/news-story/23b4b76f21c7fe6bbcfc8ad60eeedf0f

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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2022, 02:32:02 PM »
Incredible service Peggy. Will be missed.
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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2022, 02:33:31 PM »
Incredible service Peggy. Will be missed.
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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2022, 03:14:19 PM »
Incredible service Peggy. Will be missed.
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*3 .  Would be nice to send her off with a fourth Flag.   :gotigers
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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2022, 05:15:46 PM »
Premierships as @Richmond_FC President.

3x
PEGGY O'NEAL (2017/19/20)

2x
George Bennett (1902/05)
Alf Wood (1920/21)
Barney Herbert (1932/34)
Ray Dunn (1967/69)
Ian Wilson (1974/80)

1x
Harry Dyke (1943)
Alf Boord (1973)

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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2022, 06:42:00 PM »
So much humble pie eaten across the country.

Glad she showed everyone that a woman or a foreigner can still run a club like a damned good business.

Thanks Peggy and all the best.

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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2022, 06:59:31 PM »
Imho the club should have announced a successor with this news to stop any rumour mongering and to ensure stability remains throughout the last year of Peggys reign.

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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2022, 08:09:46 PM »
Imho the club should have announced a successor with this news to stop any rumour mongering and to ensure stability remains throughout the last year of Peggys reign.

Why?

The board is stable, it's united as is the Club

Once they chose the successor they will no doubt announce it. She still has 9 months to serve
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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2022, 08:30:56 PM »
I already answered the why.

Speculation and rumours will abound until its announced.

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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2022, 08:46:14 PM »
I already answered the why.

Speculation and rumours will abound until its announced.

No they won't IMHO

Everyone has far too much respect for Peggy to do that
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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2022, 12:17:50 PM »
GG Peggy  Gold dust will be on your shoulders regardless
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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2022, 03:27:37 PM »
Seasons as Richmond President.

22 - George Bennett ( )
19 - Harry Dyke ( )
12 - Ian Wilson ( )
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9 - Peggy O'Neal ( )

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Re: Prez Peggy O'Neal to step down at the end of the season
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2022, 04:10:57 PM »
The moment Peggy O'Neal felt like she belonged

From the United States to Punt Road, outgoing Richmond president Peggy O'Neal reflects on her unique football journey.

Watch here: https://www.afl.com.au/video/870575/the-moment-peggy-o-neal-felt-like-she-belonged