Richmond VFL's season will begin on Friday afternoon against Sandringham at the Swinburne Centre, Punt Road Oval.
Get to know a little about the VFL-listed players who may feature for Richmond during the 2021 season below.
#51 Steve Morris (captain)
DOB- 31/12/1988, 183cm, 82kg.
Community Club- Red Hill (SEAFL)
Richmond 2019 VFL premiership captain that has this year taken on playing assistant coach duties.
The experienced defender who can match up on any opponent managed 87 games for Richmond (AFL) in a six-year stint that began following a best and fairest at West Adelaide (SANFL).
#52 Angus Hicks
28-7-1999, 174cm, 75kg.
Community Club- Shepparton United (Goulburn Valley)
A great story of perseverance. Hicks will play VFL football for Richmond this year two years after badly breaking his leg in a Richmond VFL practice match. Elite foot skills and agility.
#53 Garret McDonagh
DOB- 19/06/1996, 183cm, 81kg.
Community Club- West Preston (NFL)
Smooth moving defender with an excellent left-foot kick and composure with the ball. One to watch in 2021.
#54 Brad Melville
DOB- 1/10/1998, 182cm. 75kg.
Community Club- Wangaratta Magpies (Ovens and Murray)
Strong two-way runner with a strong goal sense. Premiership player for Wangaratta Magpies in the Ovens and Murray League. Melville will be an exciting player for Richmond in 2021.
#55 Lachlan Street
DOB- 25/06/1998, 189cm. 93kg
Community Club- Frankston YCW
2019 VFL premiership player, Street is a strong contested ball winner with a reliable left foot kick. Can play forward, back or through the midfield.
#56 Riley Loton
DOB- 13-05-1999, 175cm. 77kg
Community Club- Banyule (NFL)
Small forward/midfielder with a neat left foot. Won the 2019 Northern Football League Division 2 Best and Fairest.
#57 Nathan Oakes
DOB- 27/08/1999, 186cm. 80kg
Community Club- Noble Park (EFL)
Ex-Murray Bushranger into his third year on the Richmond VFL list. Inside midfielder and a strong leader.
#58 Cam Olden
DOB- 19/04/2000, 179cm. 78kg
Community Club- Leongatha
Member of Leongatha’s 2019 Grand Final team. A ball-winning midfielder that has enjoyed the step up to VFL football in the pre-season.
#59 Sam Tucker
DOB- 7/01/2002, 195cm. 89kg
Community Club- St Kevin’s (VAFA)/Oakleigh Chargers
Tall leading forward with good foot skills and excellent athletic traits. A young player to watch whether it be at VAFA A Grade or VFL level in 2021.
#60 Karl Worner
DOB- 16/06/2002, 188cm. 78kg.
Community Club- East Burwood/Oakleigh Chargers
Excellent foot skills and strong running ability. Will play across the wing and half back in 2021. 19y.o Oakleigh Chargers NAB League listed player.
#61 Flynn Maguire
DOB- 16/3/2002, 195cm. 82kg.
Community Club- Vermont/Oakleigh Chargers
Young developing wing/forward with a powerful kick and plenty of natural ability.
#62 Nick Guiney
DOB- 18/1/2002, 186cm. 80kg.
Community Club- Old Xavarians/Oakleigh Chargers
Guiney is still overcoming a serious ankle injury this season; the Oakleigh Chargers NAB League player is a powerful defender with great character.
#63 Dylan Cook
Community Club- Seymour (Goulburn Valley)
Midfielder that can play inside and outside the contest. Exceptional hands and another that has come to the VFL from the Goulburn Valley, where he is a teammate of Sam Durham at Seymour.
#64 Sam Durham
DOB- 9/7/2001, 184cm. 76kg
Community Club- Seymour (Goulburn Valley)
Reliable defender that is strong overhead. Workhorse on the training track and looking to make an impact in his debut state-league season.
#65 Joel Nathan
DOB- 12/10/2000, 191cm. 85kg
Community Club- North Ringwood (EFL)
Strong key back with a ferocious appetite for the contest. Loves to compete against opponents of any size.
#66 Bailey Henderson
DOB- 20/10/1999, 189cm. 84kg
Community Club- Strathfieldsaye (Bendigo Football League)
NTFL premiership player with Nightcliffe this season, Henderson is a strong intercept player that can be used across the wing and half-back. Will play local football in Bendigo when not selected at VFL level.
#67 Fraser Elliot
DOB- 05/07/2002, 188cm. 89kg
Community Club- University Blues/Oakleigh Chargers
Ball-winning inside midfielder with excellent hands. Elliot is one of five Oakleigh Chargers players listed with Richmond VFL this year.
#68 Matt Bartlett
Age - 22, 175cm. 73kg
Community Club- Blackburn
A late addition to our 2021 program, Matt is a small forward who has a smart football brain and applies great defensive pressure. Has displayed some great form at Blackburn in the Eastern Football League so far this season.
#70 Jake Soligo
DOB- 25/01/2003, 179cm. 79kg
Community Club- Dromana/Eastern Ranges
Jake is an 18 year-old from Eastern Ranges that has played some impressive football at both Eastern in the NAB League and Dromana in the NAB League recess period. Jake can win his own ball on the inside but also use his skills, work rate and football IQ to have an impact on the game outside the contest.