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Former Tigers Events

The Richmond Former Players & Officials Association (RFP&OA) hold regular events to suit the interests of members and family.  Activities can range from re-unions, golf, bowls and fishing. the following is a brief description of each event or activity that may be available every year.

Match Day

At all home games at the MCG, we occupy the Medallist Room pre-game, half-time and post-game. At half-time, we provide sausage rolls and draw a lucky door prize.


Christmas Reunion (Family Christmas Event)

Members/wives and children enjoy a carvery lunch at Richmond Social Club on the first Sunday in December. Children under 10 have a visit from santa. Children's activities are organised on the oval and "Tiger Stripes' joins in.


Bowls Day

Twice annually, all clubs compete at the Altona Bowling Club. Lunch and drinks are provided and worthwhile prizes and shield are presented. We have a very good wininng record.

Annual General Meeting

In the form of a 'Pleasant Sunday Morning', we conduct our AGM at a chosed venue to elect the Committee, bestow Life Memberships, conduct business and then enjoy convivialities.


Committee Meetings

The elected Committee meet approximately every 2 months for meetings between 6 pm - 8 pm.



Father & Son Football Day

At a selected MCG Home game, the chance for members to get together with their sons (and daughters too!). The fathers and sons gather at Punt Road for nibbles and drinks and a tour of the new facility, ahead of watching the game in a reserved area. they also attend the current player's dressing room.


Yabby Jeans Jug (Golf & Bowls) 

Each year we head off in a bus driven by Geoff Blackbourn to Plillip Island.  Bowlers and golfers join together for lunch at the Golf Club and after a quick bite the bowlers shoot off for their competition at the Bowling Club while the golfers line up for the big challenge. The event pits together the 3 teams Allan Jeans coached, Richmond, St Kilda and Hawthorn. The bowlers ahve won 4 times and the golfers have won 5 times.


Fishing Trip

Departing from Hastings marina, the Former Tigers pit man against beast on Westernport Bay in the quest for the elusive "Big Red"! Held annually in November, one or two boats are chartered and leave the marina at 6 am fishing for whiting or snapper. However in 2011, we are departing at 12 noon. The record catch for one boat is 115 snapper.


Octa Wilson Golf Day

Held annually at the Box Hill Golf Club, this day has become a very popular one. About 60 attend and the day includes a light lunch, and post-games nibbles and drinks. Generous trophies and sponsor prizes are presented. 2011 will be the 10th annual running of this event. If you have not yet played in the event before, get together with a couple of your former team mates and enjoy a great day.


Back To The 90's (Legends Game)

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To all those who represented the Tigers on and off the field in the 90’s, if it wasn’t for your involvement and sacrifice during this decade the Tigers would not exist, let alone survive to be the Club we are today! People rattled money tins along Punt Road, took pay cuts and played for the love of the jumper and teammates.

The Richmond Former Players & Officials are asking you for one more effort. Come and celebrate with us at the Legend’s Cup match day function!

Last year the boys from the 80’s had a great day and now it’s “Back to the ‘90’s”! You won’t regret it! All 1990's U19’s, Reserves, Seniors & Officials and partners are welcome. ALL RFP&OA members are welcome to attend.

It is a free day including entry and seating. There is only one requirement… you must be a financial member of the Richmond Former Players & Officials Assoc.

The day begins at 11.00am at the “G” on Saturday 8th April, which is Round 3 vs West Coast, with a “Legends” game featuring former players and Corporates. If you wish to participate you can download the entry form here... http://www.formertigers.com.au/images/downloads/2017-legends-game.pdf

Following the Legends game there will be a social gathering throughout the afternoon in the Harrison Room at the G with drinks at bar prices.

After the AFL match everyone is invited back to Punt Road for drinks and finger food with the compliments of RFP&OA and RFC.

So, if you haven’t become a member of the Richmond Former Players and Officials Association yet, download the membership form http://www.formertigers.com.au/images/downloads/2017-membership.pdf and return it before 26th March 2017.

Having done that, and you would like to attend the 1990’s Reunion, please advise Leonie Bawden at formerplayers@richmondfc.com.au or 0438 300 001 by close of business 27th March 2017.

Entry & seating tickets will be distributed probably in the week before the Reunion.

Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!

Peter Williams