1945 Chronology

1945 Chronology


Tues 16th
Ray Poulter and Kevin Barnewall signed by Richmond.
Reserves player Ray Alexander awarded a D.F.C award for sinking a submarine in the Bay of Biscay.


Thurs 22
Richmond Cricket Club grant Melbourne F.C approval to use Punt Road as its home ground this season.


Tues 13
Richmond refuse to clear Bernie Waldron to NorthHobart to start a coaching job and refuse to allow them to interview him.
Richmond allow StKilda to interview Kevin Curran and Roy Quinn.
60 players try out at training. Of them , 26 had formerly played with the club.

Tues 27
Committee advise from now on, if any other club requests to interview a current Richmond player, that player will be made aware of the request, before the club grants permission.
100 Membership tickets are sold at the Practice game.
Richmond allow Melbourne FC to interview Frank Hughes Jnr, son of 1932 Premiership coach 'Checker' Hughes.
31 players are deleted from the playing list.

Tues 3
Possibly the Richmond Recruits was re-formed on this day ?

Tues 10
A pamphlet is issued to every home in Richmond containing a picture of the 1944 Grand Final side as part of the club's membership drive.

Tues 24
Roy Quinn cleared to North Melbourne. Jack Titus cleared to Coburg. Joe Hinson cleared to Camberwell. Kevin Curran's clearance to StKilda refused.

Sunday 28
The Regent Theatre is guttered by fire, almost destroying the auditorium and leaving only the foyer and Plaza intact. Richmond's Bert Edwards is gassed while fighting the fire. He does not play for Richmond the following week.


Tues 22
Jack Crane cleared to North Melbourne. Eddie Ford cleared to Katandra. Gerald Tanner cleared to Wodogna.
The first mention of Roy Wright - a new player signed by the club.


Tues 5
1943 Premiership player Len Ablett is cleared to Myrtleford.
Richmond United advise that Richmond guernseys are to remain the property of the club, not the players.
The Richmond Cubs train on Tuesday and Thursdays at the bottom end of the ground from this date onwards.

Monday 18
Richmond play Nth Melbourne in Ballarat, to raise funds for the Ballarat Benevolent Home Orphanage and the Returned Soldiers Bowling Club. Richmond 10.13 def Nth 5.17. Goalkickers Fraser (4), Merrett (3), Wilson (2), Broadstock (1).


Tues 3
Cubs J Joyce complain that young players are not training with 2nd 18. The Recruits Coach is to advise each week who the 6 best players are to the 2nd 18 committee.
A 38 pounds wireless is purchased on advisement of Bert Edwards and Jack Dyer for the club room.

Tues 17
VFL rejects proposal that son of Life Members be allowed to play with that club.
Cubs J. Joyce advises no Richmond senior official has attended a 2nd 18 match this year.
Dick Harris is cleared to Williamstown.

Friday 27
Lou Roberts, 1936-1938 RFC President, who became a club Life Member in 1929, a VFL Life Member in 1934, and who was the proprietor of the Richmond Chronicle newspaper, dies aged 64.

Saturday 28
Flags are at half-mast, and Richmond and Melbourne players and officials line up and hold a minute silence for the passing of Lou Roberts.

Tues 31
As they are now playing members of Williamstown, Jack Titus and Dick Harris resign from the Richmond Committee.
The VFL requests that players not sign any autographs as they are walking off the ground after the match.
Mr Jones (Cubs) expresses concern that senior players were not doing their best when playing with the Cubs and there's a lack of senior officials at the Cubs games. harry Dyke expressed concern there is a lack of attentio to injured senior players in Cubs matches.
Mr Healey complained about the state of the committee rooms after Sunday morning entertainments.


circa Sun 19
Richmond United def Richmond Cubs at the Richmond Reserve in a charity match.
At the Cubs match vs StKilda, only 14 senior players watch the game. Mr Joyce of the Cubs said senior officials showed apathy to towards the game.

Tues 28
Jack Dyer suggests that if the Richmond Recruits reach the Grand Final they should be allowed to train on the Richmond CG , and if they win,be provided with a dinner and one day trip.
Aspendale Football Club ask for permission to bring 25 people to view this weeks game and visit the training room before the match.

circa 28.
Richmond 11.10 def Sth Aust Combined Team 2.18.
Entertainment was provided at the home of 1920s player Robert O'Neill who was employed with South Australia FC at the time.


Thurs 27
G McCourt request for the Richmond pennant to be displayed in his new hotel premises.
R.C.C report that the surface of the ground is to be attended too and 84 new members have enrolled.
The proposed trip to Nhill is abandoned.


Tues 16
Pat Phillips and Geoff Spring announced as new players.


Thur 8
Bernie Waldron and Don Balfour appear before the committee on charges of misconduct on a recent trip to Adelaide. Waldron admits he was wrong, Balfour declined to make a statement.
Committeemen Dunn and Jones decide to suspend Balfour for 2 matches as of next season, and Waldron for 4 matches next season.
An amendment to change it to a severe reprimand was defeated.