Richmond is delighted to announce it has extended AFLW senior coach Ryan Ferguson’s contract by a further two years.

The contract extension will see Ferguson tied to the Club until at least the end of the 2025 AFLW season.

Ferguson, 42, took on the reins at Richmond after the Club’s disappointing winless first season. His latest extension will take him into a fifth and sixth campaign in the role.

The former Melbourne AFL defender has coached 41 AFLW games, demonstrating improvement in his first three seasons, including a barnstorming top-four finish in Season 7.

Richmond finished with five wins and five losses in 2023, claiming an impressive Round 1 scalp against Brisbane and an emphatic final-round win against Collingwood among the victories.


Ferguson said he and the group were hungry to achieve more in the next two years.

“We have a real belief in what we can do going forward,” he said.

“As a group, we were not satisfied with how this season panned out, but we are ready to embrace the challenge ahead and are happy to have finished so strongly in Round 10.

“To have signed on for two more years is pleasing, and I thank the Club for their faith in what our program is doing.

“We look forward to the journey ahead.”

Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said having Ferguson locked in for two more seasons was exciting.

“It is clear that our players respond well to Ryan and his coaching style and philosophies,” he said.

“Ryan’s leadership and passion to drive elite standards and professionalism has stood out and the players have relished this direction.

 “2023 had its challenges for us, but we are confident that the group is tracking in the right direction and are capable of returning to finals action quickly.”