Secretary Bill Tymms visits Bendigo club Sandhurst to obtain a clearance for Fred Swift to join Richmond. He is signed by the club later that day. Swift had already played in 2 practice games in 1957
Melbourne's permit for John DeLorenzo, who they had already signed, is sensationally denied after it is discovered he is residentially tied to Richmond - having lived in Oakleigh for 13 weeks.
Richmond Thirds 12.14 def Essendon 7.9 to win their first ever Thirds Premiership.
The team had finished the previous season in last position with just 2 wins.