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1981 Chronology

 
February
28
Richmond Seniors vs Richmond Reserves practice match.


March
7
Richmond vs Carlton Reserves at Bendigo Showgrounds.


March
14
Richmond vs Port Adelaide at Port Adelaide
Richmond Reserves vs Prahran


August
Mon 31
Daryl Vernon is awarded the Gardiner Medal for Best Player in the Reserves competition.
He receives the award on countback from Malcolm Reed of Geelong. Both men polled 17 votes. Reed would be awarded his medal retrospectively the following week after the League changed the rules.


September
Wed 30
Tony Jewell is sacked as Richmond coach.
Francis Bourke is appointed Richmond coach 8 hours later.

November
Mon. 30
ESSO Australia Ltd is announced as Richmond's major sponsor for 1982 onwards (having been a minor sponsor for the 1981 season), replacing Tetley Tea's three year association.