Full Name: RAY ORCHARD
Date of Birth: 09/08/1946
Height: 194 Cm ( 6-4 1/2 )
Weight: 94 kg ( 14-11 )
Debut: 30/07/1966, Round 14, Melbourne
Last Game: 03/08/1968, Round 16, South Melbourne
Total Games: 8
Total Goals: 2
Total Games: 52
Total Goals: 39
Honours: Premiership 1966.
Ray was a centre-half-forward, centre-half-back and ruckman. He was a strong mark and long kick. During his time at Richmond he played in three consecutive Reserve grade Grand Final sides for one win and two losses. All his senior games were as a reserve. After three seasons with Richmond he returned to his junior club Langwarrin, where he spent the 1969 and 1970 seasons before being recruited by Dandenong. He won their Best and Fairest and was a member of their 1971 Premiership side. During his VFA career he was one of the outstanding players in the competition and finished third in the 1978 "J.FIELD" Trophy for Best and Fairest in the VFA's Second Division. Ray is a qualified toolmaker and now lives in Mulgrave.
Langwarrin 1962-65, Club Best & Fairest 1963-65, Nepean League Best & Fairest 1965.
Langwarrin 1969-70, Games 95 including 1962-65 ( Honours - Premiership 1969, Club Best & Fairest 1969-70 ) ; Dandenong 1971-77, Games 134, Goals 257 ( Honours - Premiership 1971, Best & Fairest 1971 ) ; Frankston 1978-79, Games 38, Goals 43 ( Honours - Premiership 1978 ).