Full Name: RICHIE SAUNDERS
Date of Birth: 08/08/1913
Height: 178cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 81 kg ( 12-11 )
Debut: 29/07/1933, Round 14, Footscray
Last Game: 21/07/1934, Round 11, North Melbourne
Total Games: 8
Total Goals: 0
Total Games: 102
Total Goals: 22
Honours: Premiership 1929, Club Best & Fairest 1931, VFL Reserves Competition Best & Fairest " Gardiner Medal " 1931.
Richie was a full-back. He started with the Richmond Seconds at the age of 15 and spent just over six seasons with the club. He was an enthusiastic player who was noted as a hard trier. In 1934 he became the third Richmond player to win the "Gardiner Medal" as Best and Fairest in the VFL Reserve Grade. He was also a member of the Reserves first Premiership team in 1929. He crossed to Fitzroy in 1935 and spent two seasons there before finishing at Sandringham where he played between 1937 and 1940. As a young man he was also an excellent competitive diver. He died in 1978. His father, Ernie Sanders was Richmond's head trainer for many years.
Brunswick Juniors 1927-28.
Fitzroy Seniors 1935-36, Games 12, Goals 0 ; Fitzroy Reserves 1935-36, Games 17, Goals 3 ; Sandringham 1937-40, Games 52, Goals 8.