Richmond is holding a special opening training session on Australia Day Eve in Pakenham, at Toomuc Recreation Reserve.
On Friday, January 25, the entire squad, including Richmond stars Trent Cotchin, Jack Riewoldt, Brett Deledio, Ivan Maric and local player Chris Newman, will travel to Pakenham for the training session.
A range of activities, including a kids’ clinic, will also take place, as part of the Tigers’ visit.
Richmond is aware of its large fan and member base in the Cardinia region, and the training session is a way for the Club to say ‘thank you’ for the local support.
“The players are looking forward to meeting some of the Club’s members and supporters in Pakenham and the wider Cardinia area,” said Richmond’s CEO Brendon Gale.
“The Club understands how exciting it is for more regional communities to have an AFL club in town, so we’re very happy to be able to able to make this visit possible.”
The kids’ football clinic will commence at 2.30pm, and the players will arrive at 4pm to begin their training session. Food supplied by local sporting clubs will also be available to purchase on the day.
There will be opportunities for fans to have photos and autographs with players after the training session has concluded.
Toomuc Recreation Reserve is located on the Princes Highway in Pakenham, click here for Google map.