This time 50 years ago, Richmond was preparing for what turned out to be a drought-breaking, premiership season. We’ve delved into the archives of ‘The Age’ newspaper, to relive the Club’s exciting build-up to the 1967 season. Over the next few weeks, we’ll bring you some interesting tidbits on the Tigers’ lead-in to that glorious ’67 flag triumph. We start with a brief summary in The Age, exactly 50 years ago to the day (March 1, 1967), of Richmond’s first ’67 pre-season training run . . .
“Richmond ruckman Neville Crowe and utility player Fred Swift showed outstanding form and enthusiasm at the Tigers’ training session last night.
“Crowe is starting his 11th year and Swift his 10th.
“Alan Richardson, who is in the running to captain Richmond this year, did not train because of an attack of asthma.
“Centreman Bill Barrot could not train because of a mouth infection . . .
“Richmond will train over the sand dunes at athletics coach Percy Cerutty’s training camp at Portsea at the weekend.”