Stephen Mount is Richmond’s next Homecoming Hero for the 2017 season.
The Tigers will pay tribute to their 1980 premiership centre half-back during the pre-game build-up at this Sunday’s Round 18 clash with Greater Western Sydney at the MCG.
Mount was recruited by Richmond from Tasmanian club Sandy Bay, where he had made his senior debut at just 16 years of age.
He spent a season with Richmond’s under-19s in 1978 before breaking into the Tigers’ senior line-up the following year.
Initially, Mount played as a forward at Tigerland, but late in the 1980 season he was moved to centre half-back as a replacement for Jim Jess, who shifted to centre half-forward.
Mount was a valuable contributor at centre half-back throughout Richmond’s September campaign that year, culminating in the Grand Final demolition of Collingwood.
He had 15 disposals, took three marks, and was rock-solid in defence right throughout the 1980 premiership-decider.
With his strong marking, kicking skills, tackling ability and reading of the play, Mount was ideally suited to the key defensive post in the Richmond side.
Although Mount’s time with the Tigers was relatively brief, the fact he played his role so well in the Club’s glorious 1980 premiership triumph, means he will always be warmly received by the Yellow and Black faithful.
Stephen Mount profile
Playing weight: 86kg
Recruited from: Sandy Bay (Tasmania)
Guernsey number at Richmond: No. 6
Debut at Richmond: Round 1, 1979 v South Melbourne, Lake Oval
Games at Richmond (1979-1982): 31
Goals at Richmond: 9
Here is a list of Richmond's Homecoming Heroes since 2014...
|2014, Rd 2: Michael Green||2014, Rd 4: Kevin Bartlett||2014, Rd 6: Bryan Wood|
|2014, Rd 13: Kevin Morris||2014, Rd 14: Wayne Walsh||2014, Rd 16: Barry Richardson|
|2014, Rd 19: Rex Hunt||2014, Rd 20: Francis Bourke||2015, Rd 2: Bill Barrot|
|2015, Rd 5: Andrew Kellaway||2015, Rd 7: Mark Lee||2015, Rd 9: Derek Peardon|
|2015, R12: Dale Weightman||2015, R15: Matthew Richardson||2015, R17: Dick Clay|
|2015, R20: Barry Rowlings||2016, R6: Matthew Rogers||2016, R7: Jake King|
|2016, R8: Nick Daffy||2016, R12: Nathan Foley||2016, R14: Dan Jackson|
|2016, R17: Scott Turner||2016, R20: Jim Jess||2016, R21: John Ronaldson|
|2016, R22: Graeme Bond||2017, R2: Roger Dean||2017, R3: Richard Clay|
|2017, R8: Mick Malthouse||2017, R10: Michael Mitchell||2017, R13: Shane Tuck|
|2017, R14: Paul Broderick||2017, R18: Stephen Mount|