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2016 Chronology

2016 Chronology


January
Thurs 14

Dustin Martin is handed a $5000 suspended sanction by the club for being intoxicated , argumentative and using obscene language towards a female restaurant patron in December.
The allegation of threatening serious injury was concluded with no evidence to support.


February
Fri 12

Richmond Intra-Club practice match at Punt Road
Black 10.8.68 def Yellow 7.8.50
(6 x 15min quarters)

Black goalkickers: Ellis (2), Townsend (2), Lloyd (2), Miles (1), Soldo (1), Lambert (1), Lennon (1)
Yellow goalkickers: Markov (1), Edwards (1), Cotchin (1), McBean (1), Riewoldt (1), Marcon (1), Short (1)


Fri 19
NAB Challenge 1 vs Fremantle at Mandurah. 4.10pm (local time)

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Fremantle 0.4.0.24 0.8.1.49 0.11.4.70 0.14.6.90
Richmond 0.0.1.1 0.3.4.22 0.3.4.22 0.4.6.30


Goals: Menaude (1), Marcon (1), Chaplin (1), Chol (1)

Nick Vlastuin captains Richmond, and Brendon Lade coaches Richmond.
Richmond wear their electric yellow guernsey as the League determine Richmond's pre season strip clashes with Fremantle's purple strip. The club announces the traditional sash jumper will only be worn in matches for premiership points, or in finals.
Ty Vickery leaves the field concussed during the first quarter and takes no further part in the game. The club is unable to determine what caused the concussion, though footage shows Vickery colliding with Nathan Broad 3 minutes earlier.


Squad:
Nick Vlastuin, Brandon Ellis,Shaun Grigg, Ben Lennon, Jake Batchelor, David Astbury, Daniel Rioli, Jacob Townsend, Kane Lambert, Ben Griffiths, Troy Chaplin, Sam Lloyd, Tyrone Vickery, Reece Conca, Oleg Markov, Corey Ellis, Kamdyn McIntosh, Liam McBean, Nathan Broad, Callum Moore, Connor Menadue, Steven Morris, Daniel Butler, Mabior Chol, Todd Elton, Adam Marcon, Jayden Short, Jason Castagna, Ivan Soldo


Sat 27
NAB Challenge 2 vs Hawthorn at Beaconsfield, Victoria. 4.30pm (local time)

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 0.2.1 1.5.3 1.8.4 1.15.5 104
Hawthorn 0.1.2 0.2.3 0.2.6 0.4.9 33


Goals: Edwards (4), Lennon (3), Menadue (2), Cotchin (2), Riewoldt (1), Moore (1), Lambert (1), Rioli (1)

Squad:
Nick Vlastuin, Dylan Grimes, Dustin Martin, Brandon Ellis, Ben Lennon, Jack Riewoldt, Trent Cotchin, Shane Edwards, Jake Batchelor, Bachar Houli, Andrew Moore , Daniel Rioli, Alex Rance, Ivan Maric, Jacob Townsend, Kane Lambert, Troy Chaplin, Anthony Miles, Taylor Hunt, Reece Conca, Oleg Markov, Corey Ellis, Kamdyn McIntosh, Liam McBean, Connor Menadue, Steven Morris, Mabior Chol, Jayden Short, Jason Castagna


Mon 29
Tom Simpson, Richmond 1956-1963, 126 games, Life Member, Best First Year Player (1956), Runner Up in 1959 B+F, dies aged 82.


March
Tues 1
Richmond's 2016 Team Photo is taken at the club.


Thur 10
NAB Challenge 2 vs Port Adelaide at Docklands. 6,584

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 1.3.2 1.3.5 1.4.11 1.4.12 45
Port Adelaide 0.2.3 0.6.7 0.9.7 0.13.15 93


Goals: Riewoldt 2, Vickery 2, Deledio (1 Supergoal)

Team: Houli, Ellis, Riewoldt, Vickery, Moore, Rance, Astbury, Cotchin, McIntosh, Hampson, Vlastuin, Broad, Lennon, Grimes, Martin, Conca, Lambert, Rioli, Menadue, Deledio, Townsend, Grigg, Chol, Edwards.

Richmond injuries during the game are Shane Edwards (shoulder), Shaun Grigg (hand), Reece Conca (hamstring), Jacob Townsend (head knock). Richmond end up playing part of the final quarter with just 15 men on the field.
Midway through the final quarter, Richmond asked AFL officials if the game could be called off early. Mark Evans refused.
“If a team genuinely could not field the required number of players because of genuine injuries, the rules cater for that.
“It doesn’t cater for players to be sat on the bench … just because that’s the way you want to manage the players.”
Mark Williams asked Port Adelaide if they could play with 3 less men

Richmond wear black arm bands for the death of former player Tom Simpson.
The third quarter lasts 32 minutes.


Wed 16
Damien Hardwick signs a 2 years contract extension, taking him up to the end of 2018 as Richmond coach.


Thur 17
Richmond unveil a proposal (part of which was originally considered in 2013) to redevelop Punt Road Oval into a 40,000 seat stadium


Fri 18
Prior to the Richmond Reserve practice match a minute silence is held in memory of Geelong footballer Paul Couch. His son, Tom, captains the Richmond Reserves in this game.

Wed 23
Aligned Leisure, a 100% owned subsidiary of the Richmond Football Club, successfully wins the tender to manage 8 Cardinia Shire Council’s major recreation facilities.


Thur 24
ROUND 1 vs Carlton, MCG 75,706

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 4.1 7.2 10.6 14.8 (92)
Carlton 4.4 5.7 11.9 12.11 (83)


Goals: Vickery 3, Menadue 2, Riewoldt 2, Lloyd 2, Lambert, Edwards, Vlastuin, C. Ellis, Miles

Debuts:
Daniel Rioli, 35 years to the week that his great uncle Maurice Rioli debuted for Richmond.
Jacob Townsend.

Ben Griffiths wears a helmet (after a collision with Sandilands in the NAB CUP match)

Prior to the match, Daryl Braithwaite sings 'Horses'. The scheduled parade of four horses around the MCG. (all part of Bingle's sponsorship), is cancelled, as the horses didn't behave during rehearsals.

AFL unveil a countdown clock on the scoreboard when players lining up for set shot
Long queues to get into the game after extra security is unveiled in the wake of Brussels attack. It includes searching of all bags and electronic wanding.


APRIL
Fri 1
ROUND 2 vs Collingwood, MCG 72,761

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.2 3.8 7.12 12.14 86
Collingwood 2.1 3.3 7.7 13.9 87


Goals: Short (3), Riewoldt (3), Lambert (2), Vickery (2), Martin (1), Lloyd (1),

Jayden Short becomes the first 'Short' to ever play for Richmond. He kicks 3 goals on debut.
As such he became the highest club goalkicker wearing the No. 45

The 1pt difference is the closest result between the two team since June 16 1917 when Ted Keggin place-kicked a goal to draw the game.
Richmond had led by 17points at the 23 min mark of the last quarter.

A banner is unfurled under the scoreboard during half time that reads 'Go Pies. Stop The Mosque'. MCG staff remove the sign and the offenders. The AFL, Collingwood and Richmond release statements denouncing the message.


Sat 9
ROUND 3 vs Adelaide, Docklands , 29,951

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.3 7.5 9.10 13.14 92
Adelaide 4.4 11.6 17.9 19.14 128


Goals: Lloyd (3), Vickery (2), Rioli (2), Grigg (1), Riewoldt (1), Cotchin (1), Lambert (1), Hampson (1), Edwards (1)

Toss: Loss
Governor General Peter Cosgrove tosses the coin ( a special Anzac Day 25c coin) .


Fri 15
ROUND 4 vs West Coast

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.0 3.1 6.3 9.3 57
West Coast 6.8 10.13 13.16 18.17 125


Goals: Riewoldt 4, Rioli 2, Lloyd 2, Lambert

Andrew Moore, brother of former Richmond player Kel Moore, debuts.


Sun 24
ROUND 5 vs Melbourne, MCG

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.3 7.5 11.9 14.12 96
Melbourne 5.1 11.3 14.7 20.9 129


Goals: Riewoldt (3), Lloyd (3), Vickery (3), Edwards (1), Chaplin (1), Martin (1), B.Ellis (1), Miles (1)

Richmond wear an Anzac Guernsey for the first time.
The commemorative cauldron is lit by the parents of Lance Corporal Andrew Jones who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.
Ch7s broadcast of The Last Post (which was packaged on delayed) is interrupted halfway through to go to an commercial break. They provide an on-air apology at the end of the game.
Devon Moons, cousin of Patrick Cronin, a Richmond supporter who died after a coward punch, leads the Richmond team out prior to the match.

A melee occurs between the two teams at the quarter time break.


Thurs 28
Richmond reveal they have made an application for a women's football team in the upcoming Women's League in 2017. They are unsuccessful in obtaining one of the eight available licenses.


Sat 30
ROUND 6 vs Port Adelaide, MCG

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.2 5.4 8.10 8.11 59
Melbourne 2.7 7.10 11.13 13.16 94


Goals: Riewoldt (3), Grigg (2), Vickery (1), Martin (1), Deledio (1)

Jason Castagna debuts. He is a late replacement for Kamdyn McIntosh
Castagna receives his guernsey from Matthew Rogers, who is the Richmond Home Coming Hero for this round.


MAY
Fri 6
ROUND 7 vs Hawthorn, MCG

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.4 6.7 10.11 13.12
Hawthorn 4.2 9.4 12.8 21.10


Goals: Vickery (3), Riewoldt (3), Short (2), Miles (2), Vlastuin (1), Lloyd (1), Griffiths (1)

Ty Vickery, after kicking two consecutive goals comes off the field, as part of a planned rotation. That decision angers supporters and some in the media.
Brett Deledio captains as Cotchin is out with a cheekbone injury.


Thurs 12
Bachar Houli injures his wrist at training. He is sidelined for 8-10 weeks
Kamdyn McIntosh injures his right ankle at training. He is sidelined for 12 weeks.
Reece McKenzie is placed on club's long term injury list for mental health reasons.


Sat 14
ROUND 8 vs Sydney, MCG, 36,014

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.5 6.10 7.15 14.17 (101)
Sydney 5.3 6.5 11.9 15.10 (100)


Goals: Griffiths (5), Lloyd (3), Rioli (2), Riewoldt (1), Martin (1), Miles (1), B. Ellis (1)

Sam Lloyd kicks a set shot goal after the siren to seal the victory.
He is the first Richmond player since Jordan McMahon (2009) to achieve the feat, and the first Richmond player against Sydney/SthMelb since Blair Campbell's debut (and 20th Birthday) in Rd 17 1966.
Brett Deledio captains.

Nick Daffy is Richmond's Home Coming Hero.


Tues 17
Daniel Rioli returns to Northern Territory for the week to spend time with an ill family member.
Chris Yarran returns to Western Australia for the week for family reasons.


Sat 21
ROUND 9 vs Fremantle, Domain, 20,184

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 1.1 2.3 5.7 6.9 (45)
Fremantle 2.3 6.10 9.10 11.17 (83)


Goals: Riewoldt (2), Miles (2), Edwards (2), Grigg (1), Griffiths (1), Morris (1), Lloyd (1), Menadue (1)

Trent Cotchin wears a helmet.
Richmond wear their clash guernsey


Wed 25
The MCC announce a bronze statue will be built in the Avenue of Legends at the MCG honouring Kevin Bartlett's contribution to the ground.

Des McKenzie, who played 1968 - 1969 with Richmond, and won the 1968 Best First Year Player award, dies.


Thurs 26
Chris Yarran takes indefinite leave from the club for mental health issues.


Sat 28
ROUND 10 vs Essendon at MCG 56,948

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 6.3 8.6 14.8 16.9 105
Essendon 3.1 6.2 8.3 10.7.67

Toss: Win.

Goals: Deledio (3), Vickery (3), Lloyd (2), Riewoldt (2), Grigg (2), Cotchin (2), Griffiths (1), Edwards (1)

The Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round.
A war dance is performed by indigenous dancers in front of each team as they line up. The Richmond team participates in the dance by clapping along.
Daniel Rioli is the Richmond representative at the coin toss (but he's not captain of the team)
Black arm bands worn for the passing of Peter Cameron - longtime board member and 1970 Life Member.
Sitting prime minister Malcolm Turnbull watches the match.

In the VFL match (played at Punt Road), captain Sam Darley does not play as he is chosen to represent the VFL State squad that plays SANFL West End State Team on Sunday 29th.
Lining up in the VFL match however is Nathan Drummond, who returns to football after his ACL injury in Round 4 2015 (Seniors). Drummond is a relative of Sir Doug Nicholls.

Sun 29
Sam Darley plays for Victoria (VFL) against SANFL West End State Team at Adelaide Oval.
West End wins 16.10.106 to Vic 13.9.87.


JUNE
Fri 4
ROUND 11 vs Nth Melbourne at Blundstone Arena. 17,844

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 1.5 3.8 4.10 7.12 (54)
Nth Melb 5.4 7.9 13.13 18.16 (124)

Toss:

Goals: Vickery (2), Riewoldt (2), Lloyd (1), Deledio (1), Miles (1)

The first Friday night VFL/AFL match in Tasmania.
Richmond wear black arm bands for the passing of former player Des McKenzie
With 2 minutes to go before the match, Dylan Grimes injures his hamstring and is replaced by Troy Chaplin.
Other injuries include Steve Morris (knee, out for the season) - taken off ground by stretcher, Ben Griffiths (ankle) - taken off ground by stretcher, Nick Vlastuin (concussion).


Sun 12
ROUND 12 vs Gold Coast Suns, at MCG,

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 4.2 8.7 9.9 17.12 114
Gold Coast 3.2 6.3 11.7 15.7 97

Goals: Deledio (3), Edwards (3), Griffiths (2), Lloyd (2), Martin (2), Cotchin (1), Vickery (1), Lambert (1), Hampson (1), Riewoldt (1)

Richmond kick 8 goals in the last quarter, after just 1 in the third quarter.

Mon 13
Matthew Richardson and Kevin Sheedy are participants of the Big Freeze at the G 2, to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease. They slide down a slide into a pool of icy water. It is at this event that Eddie McGuire and Triple M football broadcast team, and Tony Shaw on 3AW make degrading comments towards Caroline Wilson.

Sat 18
ROUND 13 - Bye


Tues 21
Richmond FC decide to boycott Triple M's broadcast of the upcoming Rd 14 clash in response to comments made by Triple M's football team towards Caroline Wilson at the Big Freeze At The G 2.


Sat 25
ROUND 14 vs Brisbane Lions , at MCG, 28,883

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 5.4 9.8 14.11 17.15 117
Brisbane 2.0 4.0 6.3 11.9 75


Goals: Riewoldt (4), Menadue (2), Edwards (2), Lloyd (2), Vlastuin (2), Miles (1), Ellis (1), Deledio (1), Vickery (1), Cotchin (1)

Nathan Broad debuts for Richmond.
Daniel Jackson is the Richmond Home Coming Hero


Thurs 30
Reece McKenzie retires from football, aged 20, after being placed on the long-term injury list for mental health issues.


JULY
Fri 1
ROUND 15 vs Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, 37,848

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
PORT ADELAIDE 2.2 9.2 11.5 14.10 (94)
RICHMOND 3.2 5.3 7.6 8.8 (56)


Goals: Riewoldt (4), Lloyd (2), Vickery (1), Short (1)
Shane Edwards wears black arm band for passing of his grandfather.


Sat 9
ROUND 16 vs Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium. 39.679

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
WESTERN BULLDOGS 3.3 5.9 6.11 12.13 (85)
RICHMOND 3.1 6.2 8.6 11.9 (75)


Goals: Castagna (2), Riewoldt (2), Edwards (2), Griffiths (1), Cotchin (1), Lloyd (1), Ellis (1), McBean (1)

Oleg Markov debuts. He is presented with his jumper by Jake King (who is the Richmond HomeComing Hero for this Round)


Sat 16
ROUND 17 vs Essendon at MCG. 44,908

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.3 7.3 11.5 16.6 (102)
Essendon 3.3 5.7 8.11 11.17 (83)


Dustin Martin has 43 possessions , third most in recorded Richmond history (Robert Wiley 46- 1980, Joel Bowden 44- 2009, Kevin Bartlett 44- 1974)

Martin also amassed 35 kicks , equal third most in recorded Richmond history (Kevin Bartlett 38 (1974), 36 (1969), 36 (1970), 35 (1973), 35 (1974).

Martin wears a black arm band for the passing of his cousin.
Brett Deledio injures his calf and does not play the second half.


Tues 19
Troy Chaplin announces his retirement effective immediately.

Wed 20
Richmond announce they have obtained the Brownlow Medal won by Stan Judkins for Season 1930. It now resides in the Richmond Museum.

Members of the travelling Juventus Soccer Team, Anderson Hernanes and Paulo Dybala, visit Punt Road

Fri 22
Matthew Richardson is announced as coach of the All-Star vs Victoria in the upcoming E.J Whitten Legends Match.
The announcement was made at Punt Road, where Whitten had played his first game in 1951


Sun 24
ROUND 18 vs Hawthorn at MCG. 51,892

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.5 3.7 3.11 5.14.44
Hawthorn 2.5 4.11 7.15 16.18.114


Goals: Riewoldt (2), Rioli (1), Drummond (1), Cotchin (1)
Nathan Drummond returns from his knee injury that occurred in his debut game in Rd 4 2015.


Wed 27
Ted Langridge, who won club goalkicking in 1958, 1961,1962 dies aged 79.
He played 94 games from 1955-1962, kicking 149 goals.


Sat 30
ROUND 19 vs GWS at Manuka Oval

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 0.1.1 1.2.8 3.4.22 3.5.23
GWS 8.3.51 11.5.71 13.7.85 17.9.111

Richmond wear black arm bands for Ted Langridge.
Richmond's equal lowest 1st qu in an interstate match (= 1999 vs Pt)
Richmond's lowest half time score since Rd 13 1997 vs Ess
Adam Marcon debuts.


August
Friday 5
ROUND 20 vs COLLINGWOOD at MCG

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 3.0.18 7.3.45 10.7.67 14.8.92
Collingwood 5.2.32 6.3.39 8.7.55 11.11.77


Goals: Riewoldt 4, Vickery 2, Moore, Marcon, Grigg, Drummond, Martin, Rioli, Ellis, Lloyd

Dustin Martin's 150th game.
Talks of a board challenge force Peggy O'Neal to give a passionate speech at the President's dinner.
"After coming this far are we going to walk away from the challenge, of taking that next big step, on our road to the pathway of success? Or are we going to hand over the club and say it's all too hard?. "No we're not, not on my watch."


Saturday 6
Brian 'Whale' Roberts, 1973 and 1974 Premiership player, dies aged 70.


Wednesday 10
Brett Deledio announces he will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a calf injury


Sunday 14
ROUND 21 vs GEELONG at MCG

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.4.16 7.4.46 11.6.72 12.6.78
Geelong 2.2.14 3.7.25 4.13.37 10.22.82


Goals: Lloyd 3, Rioli 2, Vickery 2, Edwards, Hampson, Lennon, Riewoldt, Grigg

Jack Riewoldt's 200th game.
Richmond wear black arm bands for the death of Brian 'Whale' Roberts
Richmond lead by 35 points at three quarter time, only to lose by 4 pts.
John Ronaldson is Richmond's Home Coming Hero


Thursday 18
Former 1980 premiership player Emmett Dunne is appointed to the Richmond board.
He will fill the vacancy created by John Matthies retirement in September.


Saturday 20
ROUND 22 vs STKILDA at MCG 35,255

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 2.1 2.5 3.9 6.10 (46)
StKilda 3.5 5.8 5.10 7.13 (55)


Goals: Rioli 2, Elton, Riewoldt, Moore, Lambert

Callum Moore debut
Richmond had only kicked 4 goals until the last minute of the game.
Graeme Bond is Richmond's HomeComing Hero


Saturday 27
ROUND 23 vs SYDNEY at SCG , 36,570

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond 0.5 1.6 2.8 7.9 (51)
Sydney 5.6 14.9 22.11 25.14 (164)


Goals: Cotchin 3, Hampson, Riewoldt, Lloyd, Edwards

Mabior Chol debuts.
Richmond's second largest defeat against Sydney at that time.
Richmond's lowest score at SCG since 1952 National Round vs Collingwood.


Tuesday 30
Richmond advise 5 assistant coaches, Brendon Lade, Ross Smith, Port premiership coach Mark Williams, Greg Mellor and Mark P. Williams, they will not be re-contracted.


September
Thursday 1
Alex Rance and Dustin Martin are named in the All Australian team


Friday 2
Three time Best and Fairest winner, former captain, President, Neville Crowe dies aged 79


Monday 5
Dr Martin Hiscock, 1980 Premiership captain Bruce Monteath, Three-time premiership player Bryan Wood, club sponsor Philip Allison, Margaret Kearney, Dr David Marsh, and Ingrid Williams challenge for the Richmond Board.

Later that afternoon Peggy O'Neal and Brendon Gale hold a press conference indicating they will not be standing down.
Gale reveals at the press conference that he was offered the position of CEO of Melbourne Cricket Club, but declined.

Thursday 8
Dustin Martin wins his first Best and Fairest award from Alex Rance, by 1 vote.
His medal is presented by three time Best and Fairest winner Ron Branton.
Alex Rance receives his medal from the oldest living Best and Fairest winner Havel Rowe.



Monday 12
Neil Balme, 1973 and 1974 premiership player, is appointed to the role of General Manager - Football.


Wednesday 21
The 'Focus on Football' rebel group suspend their campaign to overthrow the board.

Monday 26
Dustin Martin finishes in 3rd place (25), behind Luke Parker (26) and Patrick Dangerfield (35) in the Brownlow Medal.

Blake Caracella joins Richmond as an assistant coach.

Friday 30
Frankston Dolphins Football Club dissolves after the VFL refuses to grant a license for 2017 season due to club debt

The Age announces Kevin Bartlett as the No.1 finals hero of the last 50 years. A panel of Age writers countdown the top 20.


October
Saturday 1
Alex Rance finishes third in the Fox Footy Longest Kick competition. Competitors had two kicks across the Yarra River.
Rance's first kick travelled 66.5m (First place was Bryce Gibbs 72.3)


Tuesday 11
Ty Vickery joins Hawthorn as a restricted free agent. Richmond was awarded a Round Two compensation selection


Wednesday 19
Dion Prestia (from Gold Coast Suns) joins Richmond (along with Pick 24). Suns received Richmond's pick 6, and future 2017 Round two selection

Toby Nankervis (Sydney Swans) joins Richmond in exchange for Pick 46.

Thursday 20
Josh Caddy (Geelong) joins Richmond (along with Pick 56), in exchange for Pick 24 and Pick 64

Brett Deledio joins GWS in exchange for a future first Round selection, and third Round selection.

November
Tuesday 15

Trent Cotchin and Sam Mitchell are awarded the 2012 Brownlow Medal, after an AFL Commission meeting determines Jobe Watson victory is voided as a result of Essendon's doping ban.

Wednesday 16
The club announces a 2016 financial deficit of $80,257

Tuesday 22
Richmond releases Chris Yarran from his contract to allow him to deal with his mental health issues.
Yarran, was picked up in the trade period on October 22 2015.
He did not play a senior game for Richmond.

Friday 25
At the 2016 AFL National Draft, Richmond select Shai Bolton (from Sth Fremantle), Jack Graham (from Nth Adelaide), and Ryan Garthwaite (from Murray Bushrangers)


Monday 28
At the 2017 Rookie Draft, Richmond select Tyson Stengle (from Woodville-West Torrens)


Tuesday 29
Bill Barrot, 1967 + 1969 Richmond premiership player, 1965 Best and Fairest winner, Team of the Century member, Hall of Fame member, dies aged 72.

Kevin Coppock, who played 2 games for Richmond in 1953, dies aged 84.


December
Thursday 1
Richmond announce Puma as their apparel sponsor from 2017-2021. Their 2016 sponsor BLK went into receivership.


Tuesday 13
Trent Cotchin (and Sam Mitchell) receive their 2012 Brownlow Medals at a small gathering in Docklands.
Cotchin is presented his medal by Richmond's last Brownlow Medallist Ian Stewart.


Wednesday 14
At Richmond's AGM, Dustin Martin, Alex Rance and Trevor Poole are awarded life membership.
Incumbent board members Kerry Ryan (2,180 votes) and Emmett Dunne (3,312) are re-elected. Simon Wallace (2,055) and Peter Casey (1,644) fail to receive enough votes.
Members vote to limit board terms to three, three year elected terms, and to maintain their right to call an EGM with 100 signatures.
Ken Grenda is appointed Richmond patron.
Trent Cotchin is acknowledged by those present as a Brownlow Medallist.


2016 AWARDS/ HONOURS

Award
Recipient
Jack Dyer Medallist Dustin Martin
Jack Titus Medal Alex Rance
Fred Swift Medal Trent Cotchin
Maurie Fleming Medal Jack Riewoldt
Kevin Bartlett Medal Shaun Griff
Francis Bourke Award Alex Rance
Best First Year player Dean Rioli
Michael Roach award for Club Leading Goalkicker Jack Riewoldt
Guinane Medal (VFL Best and Fairest) Adam Marcon
David Mandie Community Award Jack Riewoldt
NAB Rising Star nomination Daniel Rioli (Rd 22)
Goal of the Year nominee ( Sam Lloyd - Rd 1 winner)
Goal of the Year nominee (Sam Lloyd - Rd 17 winner)
All Australian player Alex Rance (full back)
All Australian player Dustin Martin (interchange)
2012 Brownlow Medal Trent Cotchin (was retrospectively awarded the medal)