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.