The City of Richmond is proclaimed. The population of Richmond numbered 23,436.
Richmond Alma and South Richmond agree to amalgamate and form a new club to be called the Richmond Football Club.
John Asher is elected secretary and William Bruton is elected treasurer.
Richmond will wear a blue and white hooped guernsey and use the Botanical Reserve (Gosch’s Paddock) as its home ground.
Thomas Quick, the owner of the Sir Henry Barkly Hotel, donates a Challenge Cup to be awarded to the best football club in Richmond. Cremorne Star, Napier, Richmond, and Yarra Park enter the competition.
The Richmond Cricket Club decides to lease their ground to the Stanley Football Club rather than East Melbourne.
Pik. Purcell is elected the captain of Richmond.
“Rambler”, a writer for The Herald, comments that the suburb of Richmond supplies, “senior teams abundantly with recruits.”
The fourth Richmond Football Club plays its first game.
The senior club Hotham defeats Richmond 2 - 10 to 0 - 6 in Royal Park. Richmond were permitted to play with twenty three men against Hotham’s twenty.
Gooch kicks the Fourth Richmond’s first goal.
Richmond draws with Hotham United one goal apiece in Royal Park.
In the opening Quick Cup matches Richmond five goals defeats Cremorne Star nil, and Yarra Park three goals defeats Napier one.
Geelong defeats former RCG tenant East Melbourne 13 goals to nil at Geelong.
Yarra Park disbands due to a scarcity of members.
Richmond defeats Stanley by two goals to nil before 500 spectators at the RCG.
The crowd are entertained by the Coast Guards Drum and Fife Band.
Fred Wookey is selected as Richmond’s captain.
Richmond defeats Cremorne Star, 5 - 12 to 2 - 5, and in so doing claims the Quick Challenge Cup.
Richmond defeats Stanley three goals to two on the RCG before 600-700 spectators. Richmond had also won the previous encounter two goals to nil at the RCG.
Cremorne Star changes its name to Cremorne.
Stanley (23 players) defeats East Melbourne by two goals to one.
East Melbourne decides to disband.
A meeting at the Foresters’ Hall unanimously decides to form a senior Richmond Football Club for the 1883 season.