1947 Chronology

Wednesday 13
At the Annual General Meeting, the club unveils an ambition target of 10,000 members.
It currently has 4,800 and hopes each member induces a friend to sign up.

Saturday 15
Footscray's captain and coach Arthur Olliver appears at a Richmond practice match. It is reported he has been given permission to train with Richmond. 
Frank Bourke, recovering from cartilage operation, plays in the practice match. Ray Potter kicks 5 goals before jarring his ankle

Saturday 7
Round 8
Richmond 103 def Sth Melb 99.
The Tigers come back from 37 points down at three quarter time to win by 4 points. It is a club record that still stands (as of 2021).
Richmond kicked 7 goals in the last quarter. Dyer and Laurie Taylor kick 5 goals each.