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About the RFC Former Players & Officials Association


The Richmond Former Players and Officials Association ('Former Tigers') was formed in 1959. It celebrated its 50th birthday in 2009, with a great function at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Association is a strong, vibrant and active group with events being held almost every month throughout the calendar year.


President of the Richmond Former Players and Officials Association is Peter ‘Basher’ Williams, who replaced the long serving Mike Perry in February 2015. Peter is supported by an experienced leadership team comprising Vice Presidents Nathan Bower and Trevor Poole. Bill Meaklim is Secretary and Bruce Tempany is our Treasurer.


The aim of the committee membership is to have representation from as many different decades as possible, from the 50’s up to the current generation.


The RFC-FPOA enjoys a stable annual membership of over 400 members but it is always keen to involve all past players and officials of the Richmond Football Club and add to its membership.


More than anything else, the Former Tigers are here to help and support past players and officials. Mostly this is by social engagement and friendship, but if there ever was a mission for the Former Tigers, it would definitely include caring for those past players and officials in need, whether it is financial, health and wellbeing or any special need at a certain time.



Our Purpose


From the early years of formation, the philosophy of the former players association has been:


• To keep alive the culture and traditions of the RFC

• To provide benefits to members

• To conduct social activities

• To support the RFC

• To provide help for members in distress

• To provide support for member’s families

The Resting Tiger


The symbol for the former players is that of the ‘Resting Tiger’, chosen

because it means that ‘..... he has fought the battle

and now he is resting ....'


Click Here for the Richmond Former Players and Officials Association history.

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