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    Friday, November 23, 2007

    the launch

    On thursday, November 22nd 2007- 'The Tigers'- A Century of League Football was launched at the Richmond Football Club.

    Hosted by Geoff Slattery (from GSPublishing), around 100 people gather to hear some of the stories of the great club.

    Kevin Bartlett, returned after 16 years, and gave a 25 minute speech on the book, his memory of the club, the club rooms.

    Following his speech, I had the opportunity to say a few words (and some bad jokes) and thank everyone for turning up.

    The turn out included former players such as Bill Williams (last Richmond player to win the Stawell Gift!), Roger Dean, Michael Roach, Bill Barrott, Francis Bourke, Allan Cooke, Tom Allen, Dale Weightman and former President Ian Wilson.
    Current players were also there, Matthew Richardson, Mark Coughlan, Andrew Raines, Kayne Pettifer to name a few.
    Some of the former players who had passed away were represented by family members, may of whom who travelled from the country to be there.

    I thank everyone for attending, and more importantly, those who have had a chance to read the book and given their positive feedback to me.

    Thanks for a day I will never forget.