The Tigers are coming

Ron Dyker, a self-proclaimed Richmond tragic, will no doubt be excited to see the premiership team train locally. 172822

As promised in late 2017, the Richmond Tigers are headed to Cardinia Shire.
Last year’s AFL Grand Final champion team was due to visit Beaconsfield on Tuesday 19 December, but the event was cancelled last minute due to forecasted storms.
Richmond Football Club promised to return in early 2018, and have kept their word, with Cardinia Shire Council announcing the Tiges will be visiting Beaconsfield’s Holm Park Recreation Reserve on Tuesday 16 January.
Fanatics can watch their beloved team in action from 2pm.
In addition, the free event will offer the opportunity to purchase merchandise and memberships, and attendees can buy food and drink on-site in support of the Beaconsfield Football Club.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Collin Ross said the event was an affordable, family-friendly way for fans and local kids to meet the players face-to-face and see them train without having to travel into the city.
The visit will also include the previously announced junior football clinic.
A council spokesperson said those who registered for the 19 December clinics do not need to re-register as registrations had been carried over to the new date.
Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said the club was excited to return to the shire.
“The players will train, selected players will sign autographs and the group will host a children’s clinic in what will be a family friendly evening at Holm Park Recreation Reserve,” Mr Gale said.
“The club partnered with Cardinia Shire Council in 2012 and we actively work together to bring the community together using football through various programs, events and community engagement initiatives.”