Nathan Broad has experienced plenty of highs throughout his time at Richmond.

The dependable defender from Western Australia was a triple Tiger premiership player after just 70 games of AFL football.

It’s a vastly different situation currently, with the Tigers in 17th place on the league ladder, having secured only their second win of the 2024 season last Thursday night against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

But if you thought after all that success early in his AFL career that Broad might be struggling to come to terms with the team’s position right now, you’d be quite wrong.


“It’s a bit weird, I’m actually loving it . . . Something different and I love the challenge,” Broad said in a post-match interview on Channel Seven last Thursday night.

“Obviously we’re in a bit of a tough spot at the moment, but this footy club’s glass half full, not glass half empty.

“So, we’re always looking forward and as a leader I’m actually relishing trying to get us back up there.


“And these kids, they’re awesome.

“Some of their performances tonight were just outstanding.”

Broad was typically solid in his role down back for Richmond against the Crows, finishing the match with 12 disposals, six marks, a team-high seven one-percenters and 281 metres gained.