Richmond Seniors vs Richmond Reserves practice match.
Richmond vs Carlton Reserves at Bendigo Showgrounds.
Richmond 13.20.98 def Port Adelaide 14.13.97 , at Alberton Oval
Goals: Roach (4), Wall (2), Cloke (2),Sarah (2), Weightman (1), Bartlett (1), Wiley (1)
Richmond Reserves vs Prahran
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.
Tony Jewell is sacked as Richmond coach.
Francis Bourke is appointed Richmond coach 8 hours later.
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.