1948 Chronology


Tues 30

Geoff Spring trains with Richmond for the first time.
He would win the club Best and Fairest the following year.

Sat 3
Stan Tomlins dislocates his shoulder in a collision with Bill Morris in a practice match. He however recovers to play in Richmond's round one match on April 17

Fri 9
Stan Tomlins is cleared to Richmond from Sandringham. He was the best player in the VFA in 1947. (As a side note, it is revealed he has feet of different length. His right foot is size 8 1/2, his left foot size 7 1/2) Geoff Spring is also cleared to Richmond, from Williamstown.

Thurs 15
Ken Sier trains with Richmond. The Tigers have been requesting a transfer for him from Fitzroy , twice every year, for the last 7 years. Fitzroy clear him that next day to the club.

June 19
Jack Titus kicks 12 goals, at age 40, for the Richmond Reserves. He fills in, along with committeman Charlie Priestley, after the team are short players. Alby Pannam , Reserves coach, kicks 8 goals.

Monday 6
Bill Morris is awarded The Brownlow Medal. He defeats Ollie Grieve (Carlton), and Bill Hutchinson (Essendon).
He is the second Richmond player to win the award after Stan Judkins in 1930.