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Interviews

Since 2000, Rhett Bartlett has been conducting interviews with former players and officials of the Richmond Football Club.
Those interviews formed the text of the 2008 publication 'Richmond FC:  A Century of League Football'  (and its subsequent 2012 updated version 'Richmond FC:  A Proud History of a Great Club', and its 2019 release)

These interviews are now being digitised and placed online for football and Richmond supporters to hear about the history of the club.  In many cases, these interviews were the last ever for the former players.  

There are two options to listen to the interviews

1. Click on each interview link below, or

2.  Subscribe/download the free ROAR iTunes podcast, or just search 'Roar Podcast' in whatever program you listen to your podcasts on.

INTERVIEWS by Rhett Bartlett
(do not distribute or broadcast interview without permission from Rhett)

1910
Jack HIggins (100 year old supporter, at time of interview in 2001, who carried Max Hislop's bags, saw Vic Thorp play, and was one of the teenagers on the pavilion when it collapsed in 1920 during a game)

1920s
Rod James, grandson of Bill James who played 1 game, the 1920 Grand Final.
Joe Murdoch (1927-1936) (1932 and 1934 Premiership player)


1930s
Sid Dockendorff (1932-1933) Part 1
Alan Maple (1937)


1940s
Polly Perkins (1940-1949) (1943 premiership player)
Gerald Tanner (1941, 1 game)
Fred Burge (1942-1950)
Max Oppy (1942-1954) (1943 premiership player)
Don Benson (1945)
Ken Albiston (1946-1951)
Ray Stokes (1946-1951)
Roy Wright (1946-1959)  Part 1 , Part 2
John Nix (1949-1956)


1950s
Frank Drum (1950)
Ron Reiffel (1951-1952)
Kevin Gleeson (1953)
Vic Naismith (1956-1958)
Neville Crowe (1957-1967)  Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3
Dave Cuzens (1957-1961)
Paddy Guinane (1958-1968)  Part 1, Part 2
Don Williams (captain U19s first ever flag in 1958. Later, a senior player)


1960s
Jack Dyer Junior (1960, 3 games)
Pauline Di Mauro (one of the instigators of the Richmond FC cheer squad)
Sam Arsenis (one of the instigators of the Richmond FC cheer squad)
Lorraine Evans (one of the instigators of the Richmond FC cheer squad)
Colin Shugg (one of the instigators of the Richmond Fc cheer squad)
Bill Barrot (1961-1970)
Barry Stanton (Fitness advisor 1961-1973)
Jack Malcomson (wrote Richmond themesong in 1962)
Billy Brown (1963-1971)
Tony Jewell (1964-1970)
John Chivers (1965)
Royce Hart (1967-1977)
Graeme Bond (1967-1973, 1975-77)
Simon Brisbane (1st captain of RichmondFC Little League)
George McInnes (1968-1970)
Derek Peardon (1968-1971)
Colin Beard (1969-1971)
Mike Bowden (1969 Premiership player)
Ray Jordon (U19s premiership coach)
Warren Ellam (4ths, 3rds, Reserve player)


1970s
Greg Hollick (1970-1972)
Laurie Fowler (1971-1974)
Malcolm Greenslade (1971)
Noel Carter (1973-1974)
Stephen Parsons(1974)
Bruce Monteath (1975-1980)
Jim Jess (1976-1988)
Michael Roach (1977-1989)
Neil Ross (1978-1983 U19s and Reserves. Played in Richmond vs Swan Districts match)


1980s
Peter Lane (Kicked 116 goals for the U19s in the 1980 season)
Brian Taylor (1980-1984)
Rudi Webster (1980 psychologist)
Peter Stylianou (U19s 1980-1983)
Paul Dudley (Runner-Up in U19 or Reserves Best and Fairest in four consecutive years)
Maurice Rioli (1982-1987)
Peter Turley (U19s 1984/1986)
Robert Kabbas (1984 Olympic Silver Medallist who trained at Richmond)
Craig Gislingham (Reserves 1984+1986)
Richard Geary (1985-1986)
Dallas Kalms (played in Richmond's last ever U19s flag. 1989)


1990s
Brendon Gale (1990-2001)
Joel Bowden (1996-2009)

2000
Damien Hardwick (2017 and 2019 flag coach)