The Richmond Football Club have thrown their support behind grassroots football by actively engaging with several Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL) clubs.
Multiple Richmond players have attended YJFL clubs over the past month to participate in training drills, interact with young athletes, take photos, sign gear, and share insights about their careers and the journey from junior football to the elite AFL game.
Tigers players visited several YJFL clubs including Ashburton, Balwyn Greythorn, Canterbury Cobras, Kew Comets, Kew Rovers. The Tigers also helped Richmond JFC celebrate 50 years of existence at Citizens Park with a special jumper celebration.
Amongst the attendees at clubs was Richmond co-captain Toby Nankervis, as well as premiership players Tom Lynch, Liam Baker, Jack Graham, and young stars Maurice Rioli and Tim Taranto.
It was fantastic to see the Richmond players reminisce on their junior careers and reinforce the importance of community football, and the opportunity to learn directly from AFL players who have achieved remarkable success on the big stage provided invaluable lessons and inspiration for our YJFL players.
The YJFL extends its thanks to the Richmond Football Club for its support.